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  • Health Care Communication Using Personality Typeby Judy Allen; Susan A. Brock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • The Healing Bondby Susan Budd; Ursula Sharma

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    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...

  • Narrative Research in Health and Illnessby Brian Hurwitz; Trisha Greenhalgh; Vieda Skultans

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    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...

  • Spiritual Caregivingby Verna Benner Carson; Harold G. Koenig

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    With today's cumbersome insurance procedures, government regulations, endless paperwork, and concerns about malpractice rates, many health care professionals are asking: "Why am I doing this? Am I making a difference to my patients? Is there a better way?and if so, what is it?" In this book, Carson and Koenig examine the state of the health care... more...

  • Surviving Fears in Health and Social Careby Martin Smith

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2004; US$ 36.95

    Drawing on powerful first-hand accounts, this book explores the fears experienced when working in child protection, mental health, and with marginalized groups of people, and suggests how these fears can be understood and managed. The author provides helpful suggestions for good practice and training. more...

  • Empathy in Patient Careby Mohammadreza Hojat

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 89.99

    Human beings are designed by evolution to form meaningful interpersonal relationships through verbal and nonverbal communication. This principle is the same whether the individual is male or female; an infant, a child, an adolescent, or an adult; or healthy or sick. The theme that empathic human connections are beneficial to the body and mind underlies... more...

  • Hippocrates' Shadowby David H. Newman

    Scribner 2008; US$ 17.99

    Everyone knows of the Hippocratic Oath, the famous invocation sworn by all neophyte physicians. But most don't realize that the father of modern medicine was an avid listener and a constant bedside presence. Hippocrates believed in the doctor-patient connection and gained worldwide renown for championing science over mysticism while respecting and... more...

  • Coaching Standardized Patientsby Peggy Wallace

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 95.00

    In today's medical education curriculum, it is necessary for students to learn the proper technique for taking medical histories, performing physical exams, and finding the appropriate way to educate and inform patients. The best way for a student to learn these skills is through hands-on training with a Standardized Patient (SP)--an actor who... more...

  • Mediating Health Informationby Dr Nadine Wathen; Sally Wyatt; Professor Roma Harris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Examining health information seeking and the roles of human and technical actors that intermediate this process, this book uses new empirical data from a number of clinical and community settings. Unique insights are offered into the positioning of health information seekers within the service framework of various professions. more...

  • Surviving Your Doctorsby Richard S. Klein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 31.99

    Every year, 90,000 patients die in our American hospitals due to medical error. The price to individuals, families, and society at large is in the billions, and yet wrongful medical outcomes are often swept under the rug. Patients need to know how to avoid medical blunders from the minute they step foot in their doctor's office or hospital. This book,... more...