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  • The Empowered Patientby Elizabeth S. Cohen

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer, or car accidents. A doctor?s relationship with pharmaceutical companies may influence his choice of drugs for you. The wrong key word on an insurance claim can deny you coverage. Through real life stories, including her own, and shrewd advice, CNN?s Elizabeth... more...

  • Communication in Healthcare Settingsby Alison Pilnick; Jon Hindmarsh; Virginia Teas Gill

    Wiley 2010; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    This book presents an international snapshot of communication in healthcare settings and examines how policies, procedures and technological developments influence day to day practice. Brings together a series of papers describing features of healthcare interaction in settings in Australasia, the U.S.A, continental Europe and the UK Contains... more...

  • Our Health Our Livesby Eileen Hoffman

    Pocket Books 2010; US$ 28.95

    A complete health-care guide for women combines the latest studies in gynecology, psychology, and nutrition, demonstrating how the medical system can be transformed to serve important needs. more...

  • Aplicación del pensamiento sistémico al fortalecimiento de los sistemas de saludby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2009; US$ 25.00

    En este informe se investiga de qu manera el pensamiento sist mico permite profundizar en los fundamentos te ricos y pr cticos de las iniciativas que tienen por objeto el fortalecimiento de los sistemas de salud. En este informe insignia de la Alianza para la Investigaci n en Pol ticas y Sistemas de Salud se exponen los argumentos en favor del pensamiento... more...

  • A Lifelong Journeyby Sarah Russell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This book has provided a wellness view of manic depression. Although the stay well stories and plans do not represent all people who experience manic depression, these stories fill an important gap in our understanding of manic depression. Rather than focus only on the ‘burden’ of manic depression, it is crucial to also listen to people who... more...

  • The Doctor is In(sane)by Dave Hepburn

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    Shrinking budgets, stressful conditions, demanding patients: today?s medical professionals face enormous pressure. What?s a doctor to do? For Dave Hepburn, the only relief is in relishing the ridiculousness of it all. In his first book, the GP and popular columnist proves the adage about laughter and medicine. He tackles a variety of health issues,... more...

  • A Life Worth Livingby Robert Martensen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Critical illness is a fact of life. Even those of us who enjoy decades of good health are touched by it eventually, either in our own lives or in those of our loved ones. And when this happens, we grapple with serious and often confusing choices about how best to live with our afflictions. A Life Worth Living is a book for people facing these... more...

  • AM:STARs Metabolic Challenges to Adolescent Healthby American Academy of Pediatrics; Victor C. Strasburger; Susan M. Coupey

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2008; US$ 59.95

    Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews helps you stay up-to-date in key areas of current clinical practice of adolescent medicine. Topic in Metabolic Challenges to Adolescent Health include The Adolescent Obesity Epidemic, Adolescent Obesity: Etiology, Office Evaluation, and Treatment, Medical Intervention in Adolescent Obesity, Dietary... more...

  • Plain Language Pediatricsby Mary Ann Abrams; Benard P. Dreyer

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2008; US$ 54.95

    NEW! An essential tool to help improve communication between pediatrician and patient or family. Plain Language Pediatrics offers a framework for implementing a plain language approach to communication in your office, and provides specific steps you can take to ensure the information you present to patients and their parents is clearly understood.... more...

  • Improving Medical Outcomesby Jessica Leavitt; Fred Leavitt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 43.99

    The ability of doctors to properly diagnose and treat patients is often colored by non-specific factors that can affect outcomes in profound ways. Communication between doctors and patients is key, but often what is left unsaid is just as important, and messages from outside sources such as medical journals, drug companies, and other patients can affect... more...