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  • Mediscamsby Chuck Whitlock

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Where their health is concerned, Americans want answers. Too often, what they get are false promises from medical "professionals" more intent on lightening their patients' wallets than helping to shave off those stubborn five pounds. These medical scam artists run from the petty to the downright dangerous, and their schemes can leave you poorer but... more...

  • The Future of Health-Care Deliveryby Stephen Schimpff

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 27.50

    Approximately 100,000 deaths per year in the United States result from preventable medical errors. This figure is about twice the number of people who die in car accidents and five times the number of murder victims annually, and twenty times the number of servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of hostilities in 2001.... more...

  • No Stone Unturnedby Joel M. Goldstein

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Bart Goldstein was only sixteen when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident in 2001. No Stone Unturned is the saga of Bart?s struggle to regain his life. Told from his father?s point of view, the book chronicles the family?s ordeal, and flashbacks fill in Bart?s life since he arrived from Korea at the age of five months. Considering... more...

  • Unterm Messer IIby Volker Schumpelick; Reinhold Henkel; Daniel Bahr

    Kaden Verlag 2014; Not Available

    Durch eine zunehmende Ökonomisierung droht die moderne Medizin den Patienten als Individuum mehr und mehr aus dem Blick zu verlieren. Auf diese bedenkliche Entwicklung hinzuweisen, war die Absicht hinter dem 2012 erschienenen Buch ?Unterm Messer? des Chirurgen Professor Volker Schumpelick. Gleichzeitig betont er den hohen Stellenwert, den eine persönliche... more...

  • Unterm Messerby Volker Schumpelick; Reinhold Henkel; Hartwig Bauer

    Kaden Verlag 2014; Not Available

    Durch ihre zunehmende Ökonomisierung droht die heutige Medizin den Patienten als Individuum mehr und mehr aus dem Blick zu verlieren. Dies jedoch ist eine Entwicklung, die in die falsche Richtung geht, weil sie das eigentliche Primat der ärztlichen Tätigkeit - das Wohl des Patienten - in den Hintergrund rückt und damit dem Patienten wie auch seinem... more...

  • Unterm Messer IIIby Volker Schumpelick; Hannes Mercker; Joachim Jähne

    Kaden Verlag 2014; Not Available

    Krankenhäuser haben heute keinen besonders guten Ruf: Man verbindet mit ihnen die Kostenexplosion im Gesundheitswesen, den Mangel an Pflegekräften und notorische Probleme in der Hygiene. Was früher ein Ort praktizierter Menschlichkeit war, wird gegenwärtig oftmals als rein wirtschaftlich ausgerichteter Betrieb wahrgenommen. Auf diese Fehlentwicklung... more...

  • Pflegefall - was tun?by Carina Frey; Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen

    Verbraucherzentrale NRW 2012; Not Available

    Ein Mensch kann von heute auf morgen pflegebedürftig werden. Ein schwerer Sturz, ein Schlaganfall und plötzlich ist alles anders - für den, den es trifft, weil nun fortan Hilfe unverzichtbar ist. Und für Sie als Angehörige, die vor der Frage stehen: Wie soll es weitergehen? Dieses Buch hilft mit praktischen Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitungen: So läßt... more...

  • Healthcare in the Electronic Ageby Emerald Group

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 100.00

    Take a look at the various ways in which technology has impacted the healthcare sector. What is there to know about online patient support systems? How can the Internet affect the provision of education and training for healthcare professionals? more...

  • How Not to Dieby Jan Md Garavaglia

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.00

    WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN. Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia?s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she?s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid... more...

  • Stop Gambling for Goodby Balasa Prasad; Catherine Whitney

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 11.95

    Learn to make responsible choices and put an end to compulsive betting, spending, and risk-taking.  Many people make trips to the casinos, or play their favorite numbers in the lotto. But when does a harmless pastime become a dangerous addiction? Even "successful" gamblers who don't bet more than they can afford to lose could still be acting out an... more...