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Tell me the truth : conversations with my patients about life and death / Ranjana Srivastava.

By: Srivastava, Ranjana [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookMelbourne, Vic. Penguin Group (Australia), 2014Description: 308 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143571148.Subject(s): Physician and patient | Communication in medicine | Cancer -- Patients -- AttitudesDDC classification: 362.196994 Summary: What really happens when someone hears the words, 'You have cancer?' What has preceded it and what comes after? Written with great compassion and honesty, this is a rare view from the other side of the desk. Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava reflects on the very human side of the medical profession - the moral dilemmas, the anxieties, the empathy, and shows us that the best doctors are the ones who keep learning by listening to their patients.
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'Cancer patients put up with the most and complain the least, endowed with an uncommon wisdom that is a privilege to observe. It is not simply that they see the big picture; if you spend long enough with them, they help you see it too.'Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava, working in one of Australia's busiest hospitals, is constantly present at the moments that change people's lives forever: when they are told they have cancer. As her patients face this hardest of truths, Dr Srivastava  is privileged and humbled to see the wisdom and clarity with which they bear their illness. Here she allows us to witness the intimacies of the world of medicine and shares the unexpected truths that she has learned about what is genuinely important.Tell Me the Truth is an acknowledgement of the incredible courage of ordinary people as they confront the big issues of life and death.'A moving examination of the ways doctors and patients communicate.' Caroline Overington, The Australian'Enlightening.' The Age

What really happens when someone hears the words, 'You have cancer?' What has preceded it and what comes after? Written with great compassion and honesty, this is a rare view from the other side of the desk. Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava reflects on the very human side of the medical profession - the moral dilemmas, the anxieties, the empathy, and shows us that the best doctors are the ones who keep learning by listening to their patients.

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