What doctors feel : how emotions affect the practice of medicine / Danielle Ofri.

  • Ofri, Danielle.
[2013], ©2013
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

How emotions affect the practice of medicine


"By shedding light on how doctors cope with the stresses and responsibilities of patients, colleagues, lawyers, and their personal lives, she explains why it is important that patients know how emotions influence the way physicians treat their patients both medically and interpersonally. Exploring the full range of human emotion--from the fear of making a fatal mistake to the pride and elation of triumphing over death, What Doctors Feel allows patients at the other end of the stethoscope to have a good listen to the beat of the emotional life behind the white coat."--Beacon Press.


Boston : Beacon Press, [2013], ©2013.

Physical description

224 pages ; 23 cm



"Published under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations"--T.p. verso.


Introduction : why doctors act that way -- The doctor can't see you now -- Can we build a better doctor? -- Scared witless -- A daily dose of death -- Burning with shame -- Drowning -- Under the microscope.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    W62 2013O33w
    Open shelves

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