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The Resource Your health, your decisions : how to work with your doctor to become a knowledge-powered patient, Robert Alan McNutt

Your health, your decisions : how to work with your doctor to become a knowledge-powered patient, Robert Alan McNutt

Label
Your health, your decisions : how to work with your doctor to become a knowledge-powered patient
Title
Your health, your decisions
Title remainder
how to work with your doctor to become a knowledge-powered patient
Statement of responsibility
Robert Alan McNutt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In nearly every medical-decision-making encounter, the physician is at the center of the discussion, with the patient the recipient of the physician's decisions. Dr. Robert Alan McNutt starts from a very different premise: the patient should be at the center. McNutt challenges the physician-directed, medical-expertise model of making decisions, presenting a practical approach augmented by formal exercises designed to give patients the tools and confidence to compare and contrast their health-care options so they can make their own choices. He addresses a number of scenarios, including heart disease, breast cancer, and prostate cancer -- conditions that pose a range of choices that patients may face about diagnoses and treatments. After providing a clear explanation of what is the highest quality medical-decision-making information, McNutt teaches patients to use that information to weigh the harms and benefits of their treatment options, empowering them to ask critical questions as they take a stronger hand in their own care. Your Health, Your Decisions moves from specific scenarios that commonly baffle patients to a systematic exploration of how to make medical decisions. By offering patients the tools they need to be full partners in their own health care, McNutt demystifies what can be a bewildering and even terrifying process."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNutt, Robert Alan
Dewey number
610.69/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
R723.5
LC item number
.M36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care
  • Physician and patient
Label
Your health, your decisions : how to work with your doctor to become a knowledge-powered patient, Robert Alan McNutt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A story of failed decision making -- My medical-decision-making story -- Why not just ask my doctor what to do? -- Personal barriers to becoming your own medical decision maker -- Medical information -- Understanding medical information from experiments -- Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? -- The math of medical decision making -- How to determine the value of potential gains and losses to your health -- Making decisions -- Mr. B -- Beginning to make a decision -- The flow of information for people making medical decisions -- Mr. C -- Mrs. D's not-so-dramatic decision to make -- Using the informed medical-decision-making process for tests -- What if there is no reliable information? -- Clarifications -- Where to look for valuable medical information
Control code
1682668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 150 pages
Isbn
9781469629179
Lccn
2016004008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682668
  • (Sirsi) 1682668
  • (OCoLC)936433303
Label
Your health, your decisions : how to work with your doctor to become a knowledge-powered patient, Robert Alan McNutt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A story of failed decision making -- My medical-decision-making story -- Why not just ask my doctor what to do? -- Personal barriers to becoming your own medical decision maker -- Medical information -- Understanding medical information from experiments -- Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? -- The math of medical decision making -- How to determine the value of potential gains and losses to your health -- Making decisions -- Mr. B -- Beginning to make a decision -- The flow of information for people making medical decisions -- Mr. C -- Mrs. D's not-so-dramatic decision to make -- Using the informed medical-decision-making process for tests -- What if there is no reliable information? -- Clarifications -- Where to look for valuable medical information
Control code
1682668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 150 pages
Isbn
9781469629179
Lccn
2016004008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682668
  • (Sirsi) 1682668
  • (OCoLC)936433303

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