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Medicine as a profession. Physicians

  • Professionalismby Alan Cribb; Sharon Gewirtz

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    Professionalism is a complex and highly disputed idea of crucial importance in a range of fields, not least health and social care. It can inspire people by reminding them of workplace ideals and the value of occupational expertise. But it can also feel threatening and de-motivating; for example, if it is used to demand ever more from people working... more...

  • Women Healers and Physiciansby Lilian R. Furst

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Women have traditionally been expected to tend the sick as part of their domestic duties; yet throughout history they have faced an uphill struggle to be accepted as healers outside the household. In this provocative anthology, twelve essays by historians and literary scholars explore the work of women as healers and physicians. The essays range... more...

  • Jüdische Ärztinnen und Ärzte im Nationalsozialismusby Thomas Beddies; Susanne Doetz; Christoph Kopke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Besides targeting Jewish jurists, from 1933 onward anti-Semitic movement in Germany particulary persecuted Jewish doctors. As a consequence of the ?Law for the Restoration of the Civil Service,? Jewish doctors were fired from public establishments and expelled from universities. This volume examines the history of the disenfranchisement,... more...

  • Mama Alamaby Christine Wallner; Lukas Lessing

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2014; US$ 15.13

    "Nütze alle Kräfte, um deinen Platz im Großen, Ganzen zu erkennen. Hast du ihn gefunden, so werden ihn durch dich auch andere Menschen erreichen und Heilung finden." Christine Wallner Die Autorin hat Jura und Medizin studiert, in Wien eine Praxis als Ärztin und Lebenshelferin geführt und Methoden von Heilern aus aller Welt, die sie selbst... more...

  • Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaustby Michael A. Grodin M.D.

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    Faced with infectious diseases, starvation, lack of medicines, lack of clean water, and safe sewage, Jewish physicians practiced medicine under severe conditions in the ghettos and concentration camps of the Holocaust. Despite the odds against them, physicians managed to supply public health education, enforce hygiene protocols, inspect buildings... more...

  • Reflectionby Tony Ghaye; Sue Lillyman

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 23.99

    In this newly updated edition of the bestselling Reflections: Principles and Practice for Healthcare Professionals, the authors reinforce the need to invest in the development of reflective practice, not only for practitioners, but also for healthcare students. The book discusses the need for skilful facilitation, high quality mentoring and the necessity... more...

  • Women Healers of the Worldby Holly Bellebuono; Rosemary Gladstar

    Helios Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular. The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Now, this intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of... more...

  • Providing Compassionate Healthcareby Sue Shea; Robin Wynyard; Christos Lionis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a faster level, patients cope more effectively with... more...

  • Breaking Groundby Louis W. Sullivan; David Chanoff; Andrew Young

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While Louis W. Sullivan was a student at Morehouse College, Morehouse president Benjamin Mays said something to the student body that stuck with him for the rest of his life. "The tragedy of life is not failing to reach our goals," Mays said. "It is not having goals to reach.". In Breaking Ground , Sullivan recounts his extraordinary... more...

  • Women Physicians and Professional Ethos in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Carolyn Skinner

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Women physicians in nineteenth-century America faced a unique challenge in gaining acceptance to the medical field as it began its transformation into a professional institution. The profession had begun to increasingly insist on masculine traits as signs of competency. Not only were these traits inaccessible to women according to nineteenth-century... more...