Your Medical Mind: How To Decide What Is Right For You

Your Medical Mind: How To Decide What Is Right For You


Cutting through the confusion caused by the healthcare system, the media, and gaps in our reasoning, the bestselling author of How Doctors Think gives listeners essential tools for making the medical decisions that best suit their own needs.

“This important and riveting book could change—and perhaps even save—your life.”
—Daniel Gilbert, author of
Stumbling on Happiness

Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we’re deciding to take a cholesterol drug or
choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. Your Medical Mind shows us how to chart a clear path through this sea of confusion.

Drs. Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a set of deeply rooted beliefs whose profound
influence we may not realize when we make medical decisions. How much trust we place in authority figures, in
statistics or in other patients’ stories, in technology or in natural healing, and whether we seek the most or the
least treatment—all are key factors that shape our choices. Recognizing our preferences and the external factors that might lead our thinking astray can make a dramatic, even lifesaving, difference in our medical decision making. When conflicting information pulls us back and forth between options, when we feel pressured by doctors or loved ones to make a particular choice, or when we have no previous experience to guide us through a crisis, Your Medical Mind will prove to be an essential companion.

The authors interviewed scores of patients and draw on research and insights from doctors, psychologists, economists, and other experts to help explain the array of forces that can aid or impede our
thinking. They show us the subtle strategies drug advertisers use to influence our choices. They unveil
the extreme—sometimes dangerously misleading—power of both narratives and statistics. And they
help us understand how to improve upon a universal human shortcoming—assessing the future impact
of the decisions we make now.

People who listen this also listen:


  • YourMedicalMind 01 Intro
    Duration: 15min
  • YourMedicalMind 02 Chapter1a
    Duration: 22min
  • YourMedicalMind 03 Chapter1b
    Duration: 18min
  • YourMedicalMind 04 Chapter2a
    Duration: 16min
  • YourMedicalMind 05 Chapter2b
    Duration: 20min
  • YourMedicalMind 06 Chapter3a
    Duration: 19min
  • YourMedicalMind 07 Chapter3b
    Duration: 18min
  • YourMedicalMind 08 Chapter4a
    Duration: 15min
  • YourMedicalMind 09 Chapter4b
    Duration: 18min
  • YourMedicalMind 10 Chapter5a
    Duration: 14min
  • YourMedicalMind 11 Chapter5b
    Duration: 15min
  • YourMedicalMind 12 Chapter5c
    Duration: 21min
  • YourMedicalMind 13 Chapter6a
    Duration: 19min
  • YourMedicalMind 14 Chapter6b
    Duration: 27min
  • YourMedicalMind 15 Chapter7
    Duration: 29min
  • YourMedicalMind 16 Chapter8a
    Duration: 27min
  • YourMedicalMind 17 Chapter8b
    Duration: 21min
  • YourMedicalMind 18 Chapter8c
    Duration: 16min
  • YourMedicalMind 19 Chapter9a
    Duration: 22min
  • YourMedicalMind 20 Chapter9b
    Duration: 25min
  • YourMedicalMind 21 Conclusion
    Duration: 16min
  • YourMedicalMind 22 Outro
    Duration: 01min