Features

ARTS NEWS

MOVIES

CALENDAR

DINING

POPULAR MUSIC

PERFORMING ARTS

MUSEUMS

BOOKS
Book news

Book reviews
Bulletin
board

LOCAL ARTS

INFO
Help!
Tour Town
  Online
Advertising
About Us
Feedback

 
Arts All Around
Welcome to Community Newspaper Company's Arts and Entertainment resource.


February 24, 2000

Second Opinions


Second Opinions: Stories of Intuition and Choice in the Changing World of Medicine (Viking, 2000) by Jerome Groopman, M.D. $24.95. 244 pp.

Advances in medicine are heralded left and right: technology becomes more sophisticated, shots and prescriptions proliferate, fields become more specialized, new and innovative cures and treatments crop up everywhere - only making the process of engaging the medical community more problematic and complicated. Add to that mix the byzantine rules, regulations and policies of managed care, the politics of medicine and conflicting points of view when all you want is medical help, and you have the modern nightmare of getting sick. In eight clinical narratives, Dr. Jerome Goodman of Brookline and the Harvard Medical School delves into these crises in "Second Opinions: Stories of Intuition and Choice in the Changing World of Medicine." The goal is to help people make more informed decisions and choices as they navigate through the health care experience. Alleluia.

 
Home | Arts News | Movies | Calendars | Dining
Popular Music | Performing Arts | Museums
| Books
Copyright © 1995-1999, Community Newspaper Company. All rights reserved.