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  • 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$ 36.99

    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...

  • The Organ Donor Experienceby Katrina A. Bramstedt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    Organ donors are, by definition, altruists, and their act is even more generous when they remain anonymous. But altruism doesn't tell the whole story. There are myriad motivations, some subconscious, some conscious, that compel people to donate a part of themselves to someone they don't know. The Organ Donor Experience uncovers the desires, personalities... more...

  • Remaking Chronic Care in the Age of Health Care Reform: Changes for Lower Cost, Higher Quality Treatmentby Arnold Birenbaum

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    Remaking Chronic Care in the Age of Health Care Reform: Changes for Lower Cost, Higher Quality Treatment is nothing less than a blueprint for a new mode of chronic care. It depicts a current system in which there is little financial incentive to furnish coordinated services via appropriate primary care and few penalties for failure to deliver such... more...

  • The Patient Survival Guideby Maryanne McGuckin; Toni Goldfarb; Peter Pronovost

    Demos Medical Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common... more...

  • Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century Americaby Eric Boyle

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    Throughout the 20th century, anti-quackery crusaders investigated, exposed, and attempted to regulate allegedly fraudulent therapeutic approaches to health and healing under the banner of consumer protection and a commitment to medical science. Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America reveals how efforts to... more...

  • The Praeger Handbook of Veterans' Health: History, Challenges, Issues, and Developments [4 volumes]by Thomas Miller

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 257.00

    This comprehensive contribution to understanding veterans' healthcare uniquely draws on a national and international cadre of scientists and practitioners, both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and specialists beyond the institution, providing a matrix view of veterans' healthcare, past, present, and future, both nationally and internationally.... more...

  • Chronic Resilienceby Danea Horn

    Red Wheel Weiser 2013; US$ 17.95

    Chronic illness comes with stress, and Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Certified life coach and speaker Danea Horn, who suffers from chronic kidney disease, infertility, and other demanding health challenges due to a birth disorder, offers techniques and ways to... more...

  • The American Health Economy Illustratedby Christopher J. Conover

    AEI Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    With 150 original color charts and graphs, The Illustrated Guide to the American Health Care Economy is an attractive, user-friendly, one-of-a-kind resource on the economics of health care in the United States. Covering topics such as 'How Is Each Health Care Dollar Spent?' and 'Who Pays for Health Services?,' this comprehensive, accessible guide will... more...

  • Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Motility Disordersby Alec M. Ansons; Helen Davis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 228.95

    This comprehensive, clinically-grounded textbook, now in its fourth edition, supports orthoptists and ophthalmologists in decision-making through the patient care process, from presentation to discharge. Written by authors with extensive experience in teaching and research, Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Motility Disorders offers a clear and... more...