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- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 25.00
Western literature has had a long tradition of physician-writers. From Mikhail Bulgakov to William Carlos Williams to Richard Selzer to Ethan Canin, exposure to human beings at their most vulnerable has inspired fine writing. In his own inimitable and unpretentious style, David Watts is also a master storyteller. Whether recounting the decline and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.50
Without any warning, in September 1999, David Newman was told he had a rare and life-threatening tumor in the base of his skull. In the compressed space of five weeks, he consulted with leading physicians and surgeons at four major medical centers. The doctors offered drastically differing opinions; several pronounced the tumor inoperable and voiced... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 33.99
Offers readers an insider?s assessment of doctor-patient communication and provides patients with strategies for making the most of their doctor?s visits. Considering the limited amount of time doctors and patients spend together, Zackary Berger explores the various biases and barriers that color office visits, and gives specific examples for overcoming... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
What makes a good doctor? Are there bad doctors out there – and if so how do we protect patients from them? Can we inject more information, more trust and more assured competence into the medical system to solve these problems? Drawing on his years of dealing with patient concerns, Ron Paterson tackles these important questions. The book makes challenging... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
This groundbreaking text draws upon examples from everyday health care situations to demonstrate that the behaviour differences we all experience in others actually fit within a readily understandable framework (the MBI). more...
- Taylor and Francis 1994; US$ 58.95
The growing popularity of alternative therapies poses challenging questions for the medical establishment and the state. By confronting these questions, The Healing Bond makes an important contribution to current debates about health care. The contributors, who are all experts in the fields of health care, social science and the law, focus on the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 163.00
The Limits of Medical Paternalism defines and morally assesses paternalistic interventions, especially in the context of modern medicine and health care, particular emphasis is given to the analysis of the conceptual background of the paternalism issue. In this book an anti-paternalistic view is presented and defended. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 142.95
This comprehensive book celebrates the coming of age of narrative in health care. It uses narrative to go beyond the patient's story and address social, cultural, ethical, psychological, organizational and linguistic issues. This book has been written to help health professionals and social scientists to use narrative more effectively in their everyday... more...
- eContent Management Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 99.00
In 2003, TASA members nominated 'Medical Dominance' in the top 10 books published since 1963 that most profoundly shaped Australian sociological scholarship. Publishing in late 2006 as Medical Dominance Revisited, this comprehensive special issue of Health Sociology Review reviews almost 20 years of literature since first revision, then revisits, updates... more...