Critical Decisions

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“As a physician and a social scientist, Peter Ubel is unparalleled in his understanding of some of the most important decisions we are facing, or will face.”
—Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational

“His ideas are important, his style is accessible (with the right balance of humor and compassion) and his topic is timely.”
—Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness and host of “This Emotional Life”

All too often, problems in communication between a doctor and patient can lead to bad medical decisions. As a practicing physician and a behavioral scientist, Dr. Peter Ubel has a unique understanding of this dangerous situation—and in Critical Decisions he addresses the problem while revealing a new revolution in medical decision-making. Critical Decisions combines eye-opening medical stories with groundbreaking behavioral science research, while offering important information and common sense solutions to promote better doctor/patient relationships thereby ensuring that the right decision will be made in life-saving medical situations.


  • CriticalDecisions_01_Open

    Duration: 18s
  • CriticalDecisions_02_Prologue

    Duration: 43min
  • CriticalDecisions_03_Part1Ch1

    Duration: 42min
  • CriticalDecisions_04_Chapter2

    Duration: 01h01min
  • CriticalDecisions_05_Part2Ch3

    Duration: 48min
  • CriticalDecisions_06_Chapter4

    Duration: 45min
  • CriticalDecisions_07_Chapter5

    Duration: 35min
  • CriticalDecisions_08_Chapter6

    Duration: 53min
  • CriticalDecisions_09_Chapter7

    Duration: 01h05min
  • CriticalDecisions_10_Part3Ch8

    Duration: 51min
  • CriticalDecisions_11_Chapter9

    Duration: 42min
  • CriticalDecisions_12_Chapter10

    Duration: 36min
  • CriticalDecisions_13_Chapter11

    Duration: 45min
  • CriticalDecisions_14_Part4Ch12

    Duration: 54min
  • CriticalDecisions_15_Chapter13

    Duration: 01h03min
  • CriticalDecisions_16_Credits

    Duration: 35s
  • sample

    Duration: 01min