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  • Medical Philosophyby David Låg Tomasi

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 45.99

    This innovative book clarifies the distinction between philosophy of medicine and medical philosophy, expanding the focus from the knowing that’ of the first to the knowing how’ of the latter. The idea of patient and provider self-discovery becomes the method and strategy at the basis of therapeutic treatment. It develops the concept of Central Medicine’,... more...

  • Medical Catastropheby MD Ronald W. Dworkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.00

    Medical catastrophes, although rare, do happen. Ronald W. Dworkin suggests the cause often lies in the politics of medicine and the conflicting demands of colleagues, patients, bosses, and institutions. Using his own story and professional anecdotes, he builds the case for avoiding catastrophes through a casting off of the politics of today's medical... 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$ 46.00

    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$ 67.00

    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$ 41.00

    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$ 18.95

    “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 Patient in Room Nine Says He's Godby Louis Profeta

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    A young Jewish doctor prays to a coma patient's Blessed Mother on Christmas Eve, only to have the woman suddenly awakened; there is the voice that tells a too-busy ER doctor to stop a patient walking out, discovering an embolus that would have killed him. The late-night passing of a beloved aunt summons a childhood bully who shows up minutes later,... more...