Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Book and a Chat with Dr Steven R Feldman

My guest today is Dr Steven R Feldman is a professor of dermatology, pathology, and public health sciences at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After taking a bachelor’s degree with a focus in chemistry at the University of Chicago he went onto to study dermatopathology with a mission is to improve the care of patients with skin disease. Dr. Feldman’s chief clinical interest is psoriasis.

After over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and giving over 600 invited lectures to dermatology groups and organizations, Dr Feldman has taken his experiences and produced and almost biographical book “Compartments: How the Brightest, Best Trained, and Most Caring People Can Make Judgments That are Completely and Utterly Wrong.”

In Compartments, readers journey into conflicts in healthcare and other groups and organizations, uncovering strange behaviors and hidden truths. These stories explain how separations and borders cause conflict between groups of people:

First, there are things in other groups that we don’t see;
Secondly, there are things we do see that we shouldn’t trust;
Thirdly, our perceptions are controlled by the context in which we make observations.

Readers will learn:
• Why medicines stop working
• How tanning beds are addictive
• Why some doctors appear clueless and uncaring to their peers
• How people in the health insurance industry and drug companies aren’t all “bad”
• How people in other countries are more like Americans than we are led to believe

Dr. Feldman wrote Compartments for people tired of animosity between groups, for business leaders who want to better understand their customers’ perspectives or reduce tension between divisions within their company, and also for book enthusiasts who want something thought provoking to discuss.

The People’s Pharmacy calls Compartments “a brilliant analysis of why doctors and patients so often misunderstand each other. The principles Dr. Feldman describes apply broadly in many areas beyond medicine.”

“Provocative and often brilliant,” is how Michael Sugrue, Ph.D., Professor of History and Chairman of the History Department at Ave Maria University, describes the book.

“Dr. Feldman courageously applies his paradigm of conceptual ‘compartments’ beyond medicine to contemporary political conflicts, searching for new, more hopeful and productive ways of engaging with previously intractable conflicts. Regardless of occupational or political loyalties, all will benefit from reading Compartments.”

While based on medical experiences the same views and concepts can relate to anybodies work place as well as their own life.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Dr Steven R Feldman


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