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  • The Self in Health and Illnessby Frances Rapport; Paul Wainwright

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    This book contains a foreword by Elliot G Mishler - professor of Social Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Patients' views of their identity change with illness, as do health professionals' views of them. This book discusses how and why this happens, and examines how more awareness of this phenomenon can lead to better care.... more...

  • Public Trust in Medical Research?by Philip Cheung; S. H. Lee

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    It has been claimed by fertility experts that embryos can be screened for 6,000 diseases, thereby the risk of x-linked diseases can be minimised by 'cherry-picking' male embryos that do not carry the abnormal gene. If medical scientists continue to strive for cures, genetic aberrance in human could be a phenomenon of the past...This challenging book... more...

  • Concordance in Medical Consultationsby Kristian Pollock

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    Learning is most powerful when it is both hard work and fun. This usually means that it is interactive and based on experience challenging but at the same time possible. This book presents a wide variety of games activities and techniques that any teacher tutor or team leader can use to help others learn. Each of the chapters has a short introduction... more...

  • Essential Skills for Managing in Healthcareby Andrew Price; Andrew Scowcroft

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    Health professionals often take on managerial roles at short notice and with little or no preparation. Although they may be highly clinically qualified and accomplished, the practicalities and relationships involved in management - helping staff to feel motivated and valued, building and leading teams, managing meetings and presentations, writing reports... more...

  • Patients, the Public and Priorities in Healthcareby Peter Littlejohns; Michael Rawlins

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 50.95

    Sharing the costs of ill health is the mark of a civilised society. However, every society has limited healthcare resources, and must therefore make finely balanced decisions on how best to allocate them. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been responsible for the UK's health resource allocation for a decade. To inform... more...

  • Developing a Narrative Approach to Healthcare Researchby Viv Martin

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    Patients' perspectives on their experiences of illness and treatment are increasingly valued by the medical profession as a source of information to enhance professional development, peer support and the quality of care provided. This book explores the development of an in-depth, relational and reflexive approach to narrative inquiry, drawing on counselling... more...

  • The Good Mentoring Toolkit for Healthcareby Helen Bayley; Ruth Chambers; Caroline Donovan

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    This book examines how nurses will provide a first-point-of-contact consultation service as an alternative to going to see the doctor. It analyses the different nurse practitioner models around the world and presents a proposal for the UK, using research material to describe the impact of this kind of nurse practitioner on patients, doctors and other... more...

  • Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine, Second Editionby Suzanne Kurtz; Jonathan Silverman; Juliet Draper

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 58.95

    This book and its companion, Skills for Communicating with Patients, Second Edition, provide a comprehensive approach to improving communication in medicine. Fully updated and revised, and greatly expanded, this new edition examines how to construct a skills curricular at all levels of medical education and across specialties, documents the individuals... more...

  • Doctors in Fictionby Borys Surawicz; Beverly Jacobson

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 47.95

    Medical practitioners are key actors in many well-known works of fiction and literature, presenting a vital insight into the social, medical, scientific and ethical concerns of their authors and readers. However, medical professionals are often left little time to explore such cultural perceptions of their profession, and by extension themselves, despite... more...

  • Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy, 4th Editionby Ruth Chambers; Elizabeth Boath; David Rogers

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    The previous editions of this book have proved to be immensely popular with all members of the primary care team. This fourth edition reflects recent emphasis on evaluation and audit of clinical care and services provided by individual practitioners, practice teams and Trusts. In particular it addresses the evolution of new systems for monitoring performance... more...