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  • So It's Cancerby Dr Ranjana Srivastava

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    So It's Cancer: Now What? is a guide to what to do when you receive a diagnosis of cancer, by medical oncologist and award-winning author Ranjana Srivastava. 'You have cancer.' These three small words have the power to dramatically change the rest of your life. The words can set in motion a chain of events that render you ? the patient ?... more...

  • Motivational Interviewingby Antoine Douaihy; Thomas M. Kelly; Melanie A. Gold

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    This may be the single most important book you ever buy during your medical training. Rotations come and go, exams come and go, but regardless of specialty, patient-care will be at the heart of your practice. It is no exaggeration to say that motivational interviewing (MI) has transformed the way doctors engage with patients, families, and colleagues... more...

  • The Compassionate Practitionerby Jane Wood

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    This handbook for alternative practitioners is full of practical advice about creating a thriving practice. It explores the practitioner-patient relationship at every stage of the consultation process to demonstrate how to establish trust and loyalty and meet patients' emotional needs so they continue to return. more...

  • 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...

  • Russian Physicians in an Era of Reform and Revolution, 1856-1905by Nancy Madelker Frieden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    This history of the medical profession in pre-Revolutionary Russia examines an influential segment of the educated elite. The author shows how Russian physicians differed in social origin, careers, and professionalization from their counterparts in other lands. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Die allmähliche Verfertigung der Diagnose im Redenby Thomas Spranz-Fogasy

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 112.00

    How doctorsarrive atadiagnosis while talking to patients has hardly been studied. This book analyses the content of doctors' statements uttered before the actual diagnosis as well as their linguistic and interactional features andrespective cognitive processes. Prediagnostic statements include the patient in the process of finding a diagnosis but can... 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...