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  • Painby Marie-Josée Rivard; Denis Gingras; Yoram Shir; Barbara Sandilands

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 11.99

    How can you hold out hope of a normal life when you are suffering? This is the challenge facing thousands of chronic pain sufferers. This book explains the psychological and physiological phenomenon of pain, informs readers about new therapeutic approaches to treating chronic pain and suggests effective pain management tools. more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 214.95

    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...

  • LASIKby Ernest W. Kornmehl; Robert K. Maloney; Jonathan M. Davidorf

    Addicus Books 2006; US$ 6.99

    Three renowned ophthalmologists explain the benefits and risks of LASIK surgery and answer the most commonly asked questions about this extremely popular vision-correction surgery. From clarifying the basics of vision to a thorough collection of laser vision-correction surgery statistics, this guidebook addresses the entire gamut of LASIK questions,... more...

  • The Organ Donor Experienceby Katrina A. Bramstedt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Improving Medical Outcomesby Jessica Leavitt; Fred Leavitt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Privileged Presenceby Liz Crocker; Bev Johnson

    Bull Publishing Company 2014; US$ 14.99

    Privileged Presence is a collection of more than 50 stories that capture both the medical and emotional aspects of the health care experience through tales from those who have been there, and offers powerful messages about the essential ingredients of ?good? health care: respect, compassion, collaboration, open and honest communication, family involvement,... more...

  • Quality Management and Managerialism in Healthcareby Matthias Beck; Sara Melo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    Quality Management and Managerialism in Healthcare creates a comprehensive and systematic international survey of various perspectives on healthcare quality management together with some of their most pertinent critiques. It reviews the factors which have underpinned the managerialist trajectory of healthcare management over the past decades. more...

  • 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...

  • The Shape We're Inby Sarah Boseley

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2014; US$ 11.65

    This demonization of the overweight by the media and politicians is unrelenting. Sarah Boseley, the Guardian 's award-winning health editor, argues it's time we understood the complex reality of what makes us fat. Speaking to behavioural scientists and industry experts, yo-yo dieters and people who have gone under the knife,Boseley builds a... more...