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  • 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...

  • The Nature of the Doctor-Patient Relationshipby Pierre Mallia

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    This book serves to unite biomedical principles, which have been criticized as a model for solving moral dilemmas by inserting them and understanding them through the perspective of the phenomenon of health care relationship. Consequently, it attributes a possible unification of virtue-based and principle-based approaches. more...

  • The Healing Touchby David L. Cram

    Addicus Books 1997; US$ 0.99

    The traditional doctor-patient relationship is in jeopardy. In an era of ?hurry up? medicine and ?patient quotas,? health care professionals are no longer able to apply good bedside manner?the healing touch. As the focus shifts from patients to profits, this vital component of patient care diminishes and may eventually be lost. In The Healing Touch,... more...

  • Suburban Shamanby Cecil Helman

    Hammersmith Books Limited 2014; US$ 7.28

    ‘Medicine is not just about science. It?s also all about stories, and about the mingling of narratives among doctors, and between them and their patients.? So writes Cecil Helman after 27 years as a family practitioner in and around London interlaced with training and research as a medical anthropologist, comparing a wide variety of medical systems... more...

  • The Secret Language of Doctorsby Brian Goldman

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 23.99

    A crash course in the secret language of medicine Have you ever wondered what doctors and nurses are really saying as they zip through the emergency room and onto elevators, throwing cryptic phrases at one another? Or why they do it? Do you guess at the codes broadcast over the loudspeaker, or the words doctors and nurses use when speaking right... more...

  • The Good Doctorby Barron H. Lerner

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    The story of two doctors, a father and son, who practiced in very different times and the evolution of the ethics that profoundly influence health care   As a practicing physician and longtime member of his hospital?s ethics committee, Dr. Barron Lerner thought he had heard it all. But in the mid-1990s, his father, an infectious diseases physician,... more...

  • An Amazing Murmur of the Heartby Cecil Helman

    Hammersmith Books Limited 2014; US$ 7.28

    This is a searching look at the disappearance of the patient as a person from 21st century medicine, told through the stories of his many patients by the author of best-selling Suburban Shaman*. Cecil Helman – GP, medical anthropologist and acclaimed writer – looks back on a life-time of encounters with patients to ask ‘Where has the patient gone??... more...