The secret language of doctors: cracking the code of hospital culture
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Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014].
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351 pages ; 23 cm.
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Most people have visited a doctor's office or emergency room in their lifetime to gain clarity about an ailment or check in after a procedure. While doctors strive to ensure their patients understand their diagnoses, rarely do those outside the medical community understand the words and phrases we hear practitioners yell across a hospital hallway or murmur to a colleague behind office doors. Doctors and nurses use a kind of secret language, comprised of words unlikely to be found in a medical textbook or heard on television. In The Secret Language of Doctors , Dr. Brian Goldman decodes those code words for the average patient. What does it mean when a patient has the symptoms of "incarceritis"? What are "blocking" and "turfing"? And why do you never want to be diagnosed with a "horrendoma"? Dr. Goldman reveals the meaning behind the colorful and secret expressions doctors use to describe difficult patients, situations, and medical conditions--including those they don't want you to know. Gain profound insight into what doctors really think about patients in this funny and biting examination of modern medical culture.
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"Most people have visited a doctor's office or emergency room in their lifetime to gain clarity about an ailment or check in after a procedure. While doctors strive to ensure their patients understand their diagnoses, rarely do those outside the medical community understand the words and phrases we hear practitioners yell across a hospital hallway or murmur to a colleague behind office doors. Doctors and nurses use a kind of secret language, comprised of words unlikely to be found in a medical textbook or heard on television. In The Secret Language of Doctors, Dr. Brian Goldman decodes those code words for the average patient. What does it mean when a patient has the symptoms of "incarceritis"? What are "blocking" and "turfing"? And why do you never want to be diagnosed with a "horrendoma"? Dr. Goldman reveals the meaning behind the colorful and secret expressions doctors use to describe difficult patients, situations, and medical conditions--including those they don't want you to know. Gain profound insight into what doctors really think about patients in this funny and biting examination of modern medical culture."--,Publisher's web site.
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Goldman, B. (2014). The secret language of doctors: cracking the code of hospital culture. Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books.

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Goldman, Brian. 2014. The Secret Language of Doctors: Cracking the Code of Hospital Culture. Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books.

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Goldman, Brian, The Secret Language of Doctors: Cracking the Code of Hospital Culture. Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books, 2014.

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Goldman, Brian. The Secret Language of Doctors: Cracking the Code of Hospital Culture. Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books, 2014. Print.

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