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The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

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An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change
the course of illness

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why.

The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search.

Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness.

Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope’s reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing."

Synopsis:

Why do some people facing difficult circumstances find and sustain hope, while others do not? And what can we learn from those individuals who held on to hope? How is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of discovery, spanning some 30 years of Dr. Jerome Groopman's clinical practice during which he encountered many extraordinary people who sought to answer these questions. Each chapter builds on the next and illuminates another facet to the anatomy of hope. The book begins from a point of abject ignorance, when the author was a medical student and did not recognize the vital role of hope in patients' lives. It culminates in Groopman's quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements of science, Groopman describes how to distinguish true hope from false hope, and how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion.

Synopsis:

The author of The Measure of Our Days explores the diverse ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on thirty years of medical practice and a variety of real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change

the course of illness

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why.

The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search.

Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness.

Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope’s reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing."

About the Author

Jerome Groopman, M.D., holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is the chief of experimental medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. His research has focused on the basic mechanisms of blood disease, cancer, and AIDS. He is a staff writer in medicine and biology for The New Yorker and is the author of two popular books, The Measure of Our Days and Second Opinions, which were the inspiration for the television series Gideon’s Crossing. In 2000 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He lives with his wife and three children in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction : the anatomy of hope — A note from the

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588363589
Subtitle:
How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Groopman, Jerome
Author:
Groopman, Jerome E.
Author:
Groopman, Jérôme E.
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Health & Fitness-Healing
Subject:
Self-Help-Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Health & Fitness-Diseases - General
Subject:
Self-Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Healing
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Diseases - General
Subject:
Self-Help : Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Medical : General
Subject:
Religion : Spirituality - General
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hope
Subject:
Mental healing
Subject:
Physician and patient
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
Sick
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Essays
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2004
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
248

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mood Disorders and Depression
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Metaphysics » Healing
Reference » Science Reference » General

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Product details 248 pages Random House - English 9781588363589 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Why do some people facing difficult circumstances find and sustain hope, while others do not? And what can we learn from those individuals who held on to hope? How is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of discovery, spanning some 30 years of Dr. Jerome Groopman's clinical practice during which he encountered many extraordinary people who sought to answer these questions. Each chapter builds on the next and illuminates another facet to the anatomy of hope. The book begins from a point of abject ignorance, when the author was a medical student and did not recognize the vital role of hope in patients' lives. It culminates in Groopman's quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements of science, Groopman describes how to distinguish true hope from false hope, and how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion.
"Synopsis" by , The author of The Measure of Our Days explores the diverse ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on thirty years of medical practice and a variety of real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change

the course of illness

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why.

The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search.

Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness.

Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope’s reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing."

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