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  • The Lonely Patientby Michael Stein

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    When someone is diagnosed with a serious illness, he or she is taking the first step on a challenging and confusing journey. For many, it is as if they are traveling alone to someplace entirely new, with only faded directions back to their old lives. Often, even their loved ones can only guess at what they must be experiencing. Michael Stein, M.D.,... more...

  • Take As Directedby Neil MacKinnon; Rhonda Church

    ECW Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    ?Take As Directed gives Canadians a much-needed guidebook to safely navigate our encounters with health-care providers and optimize the management of our own health. In recent years, evidence indicating that our health-care system can be made safer has emerged. Here, a family physician and a pharmacy professor discuss the role each of us can play in... more...

  • The Woman Who Swallowed Her Catby Rob Myers

    ECW Press 2011; US$ 10.95

    Join Dr. Myers in his quest for unusual case studies as he unravels medical mysteries.? Depressed and lonely, a man decides that pills and alcohol are too gentle an exit. How did he end up in the driver?s seat without his head?? Drunken neighbours decide that beautifying the hedges on their property can be easily accomplished without hedge clippers.... more...

  • The Most Unhealthy Relationship of Allby Mark A. Hertzberg

    Electronic & Database Publishing, Inc. 1900; US$ 15.95

    A simple guide to improving doctor patient dialogue by understanding each other's point of view. This book reads like a proverbial “Close Encounters of the Medical Kind.” The entire health care system should be overhauled to encourage communication. In the real world, any doctor or patient can learn to communicate with almost anybody... more...

  • Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patientsby Anthony Back; Robert Arnold; James Tulsky

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    This book guides the physician through the daunting communication challenges of explaining life-threatening illness to patients and families. more...

  • Problems with Patientsby Kingsley Norton; Samuel Peter Smith; Paul Freeling

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 59.00

    This 1994 book helps doctors to manage their interaction with patients, thereby avoiding many unnecessary professional relationship problems. 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...

  • Il medico, il paziente e i familiariby Anna Maria De Santi; Iole Simeoni

    SEEd Srl 2009; US$ 14.51

    Attraverso l?analisi di raccomandazioni, linee guida, questionari e griglie di valutazione relative ai diversi casi che si possono incontrare quotidianamente, il libro aiuta il medico ad accostarsi al tema della comunicazione efficace e del counselling, fornendogli suggerimenti e strumenti di pratica applicazione. more...

  • What Doctors Feelby Danielle Ofri

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    A look at the emotional side of medicine?the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care   Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as they guide patients and families through some of life?s most challenging moments. But doctors? emotional responses to the life-and-death dramas... more...

  • Proper Doctoringby David Mendel; Jerome Groopman

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    ?People come to us for help. They come for health and strength.? With these simple words David Mendel begins Proper Doctoring , a book about what it means (and takes) to be a good doctor, and for that reason very much a book for patients as well as doctors?which is to say a book for everyone. In crisp, clear prose, he introduces readers to the craft... more...