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Death foretold : prophecy and prognosis in medical care

Death foretold : prophecy and prognosis in medical care

Author: Nicholas A Christakis
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago, 2001, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats

Explains the act of prognosis in its varying forms - from the perspective of doctors. This book examines why physicians are reluctant to predict the future, what uses doctors make of prognosis, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas A Christakis
ISBN: 0226104710 9780226104713
OCLC Number: 51073039
Description: xxii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prognosis in medicine --
Making use of prognosis --
Error and accountability in prognostication --
Professional norms regarding prognostication --
Telling patients their prognosis --
The self-fulfilling prophecy --
The ritualization of optimism and pessimism --
A duty to prognosticate.
Responsibility: Nicholas A. Christakis.


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