Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity by Ronald Epstein

By Ronald Epstein

the 1st e-book for most of the people approximately mindfulness and clinical perform, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of ways medical professionals imagine and what issues most—safe, powerful, patient-centered, compassionate care—from the key specialist within the field.

As a third-year Harvard scientific university pupil doing a medical rotation in surgical procedure, Ronald Epstein watched an errors spread: an skilled doctor didn't realize his patient’s kidney turning an ominous color of blue. In that very same rotation, Epstein used to be awestruck via one other surgeon’s skill to ward off an coming near near catastrophe, slowing down from autopilot to intentionality. the variation among those medical professionals left an enduring impact on Epstein and set the degree for his life’s work—to establish the characteristics and conduct that distinguish masterful medical professionals from those who find themselves basically efficient. the key, he realized, was once mindfulness.

In Attending, his first booklet, Dr. Epstein builds on his world-renowned, leading edge courses in aware perform and makes use of gripping and deeply human scientific tales to provide sufferers a language to explain what they price so much in future health care and to stipulate a street map for medical professionals and different wellbeing and fitness care execs to refocus their method of medication. Drawing on his medical studies and present study, and exploring 4 foundations of mindfulness—Attention, interest, Beginner’s brain, and Presence—Dr. Epstein introduces a innovative idea: via having a look inward, overall healthiness care practitioners can develop their ability to supply top quality care and the resilience to be there whilst their sufferers desire them.

The commodification of future health care has shifted medical professionals’ concentration clear of the therapeutic of sufferers to the base line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time excessive. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, Epstein bargains a very important, well timed ebook that exhibits us how we will be able to repair humanity to medication, publications us towards a greater total caliber of care, and reminds us of what issues most.

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