The Anatomy of Hope pdf:- Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope pdf is a journey of inspiring discovery, spanning some thirty years of Dr. Jerome Groopman’s practice, during which he encountered many extraordinary people and sought to answer these questions.
This profound exploration begins when Groopman was a medical student, ignorant of the vital role of hope in patients’ lives–and it culminates in his remarkable quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements and the science, Groopman explains how to distinguish true hope from false hope–and how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion
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Description of anatomy of hope PDF
In “The Anatomy of Hope,” Dr. Jerome Groopman, Professor and Chairman of Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, tells extraordinary stories of hope in coping with conventionally hopeless diseases and suffering. Biologically, hope may stimulate the release of internal painkiller molecules.
The Authors of The Anatomy of Hope pdf
Awards: Quill Award for Health/self improvement (2007)
Education: Columbia University
Dimensions and Characters The Anatomy of Hope of PDF
Author: Jerome Groopman
First published: 2003
Number of pages: 272
Original language: English
Followed by: How Doctors Think
Top reviews from the United States
March 21, 2020
Retired Family Physician: I throughly enjoyed the book in the beginning. This is when the author was describing the patients during his early career. The book changed for me and became reductionist and over bearing when he describes his back pain and how he worked to overcome. He seems to not realize that terminal illnesses are different from his chronic pain. His success then triggered a search for what is hope.
This is where the book becomes hopelessly entangled in brain anatomy and biochemistry. The real issue in my mind is that the “hard issue “ of emotion was never addressed. That is how one distinguishes good pain from bad and how does a structure which is primarily water, fat and protein make the complicated and very difficult assessment of these very complex ideas.
Pain is not just patterns of electrical activity and of course no one knows where or even if memory is actually stored in the brain. To think otherwise is simply promissory reductionism.
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April 4, 2015
We know hope impacts one’s emotions. But it also affects our physical being. I bought this book to learn about the BIOLOGY of hope. Written by an oncologist and citing actual patient cases (mostly cancer), Dr. Groopman explores the role of hope in fighting disease and healing.
The latter part of the book interested me the most. It documents the positive physiological responses evoked by hope. Top scientists are interviewed who study the biological link between emotion and biological responses. The most relevant studies on the subject are reviewed. We learn that there’s more to hope than we thought. Hope triggers biochemical changes. Biochemical changes can fight disease.
Dr Groopman shows how hope, belief and expectations can alter the course of our lives, and even of our physical body. Good news for any patient dealing with a serious health condition.
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January 25, 2015
The author is a hematologist/oncologist who is not afraid to tell you about the mistakes he made s along his path to becoming a high-profile and much sought after cancer doctor. He really lets you in on what he was thinking when he made each decision (good and bad), and what unique lessons he learned from each of his patients. He discerns, patient by patient, which facets of their characters allow them to become “exceptional” patients, and the means by which exceptional patients ultimately become successful.
But be warned: success does not always mean that “exceptional” patients live. In the area of cancer, some do not survive. Instead, Dr. Groopman redefines success by observing the common similarities of the patients who are able to weather the storms of their illnesses without losing themselves along the way. These patients find a way to remain grounded, less fearful and more able to retain their pre-illness character-traits no matter where their paths may lead them…and THAT is where the success lies. The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness