Dr. Bonnett describes some remarkable cases from his 40 years as a doctor in a small-town practice, a major HMO, and a rural clinic in the West. His extraordinary understanding of how our minds can work to bring on the most troubling of illnesses will cause readers to reexamine their every attitude about sickness and health.
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Most physicians, Bonnett believes, are poorly educated, slow learners, and narrow minded. Further, he says, few diseases have single causes, and physicians and patients often accept surgical intervention too quickly. Bonnett himself relies heavily on hypnosis and also draws on chiropractic and other alternative therapies in cases where the patient does not respond to regular medical approaches. He strongly feels that patient responsibility is vital and that most physicians could accomplish much more if they took the time to explain the importance of such responsibility to their patients before treatment begins. "There is absolutely nothing wrong with dying," Bonnett maintains, and in fact, saving lives should not be a major function of the medical profession. Rather, wellness and quality of life are the goals to be sought. Many may have less confidence that the individual has as much control over his life as Bonnett seems to think; nevertheless, his book, full of acute observation and wide-ranging reflection, is refreshing. William Beatty
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Book Description MacAdam/Cage, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111878448617
Book Description MacAdam/Cage. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1878448617 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1716396