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  • 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...

  • Patient-Centred Medicine in Transitionby Alan Bleakley

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book challenges functional models for more aesthetic and ethical models, where communication is grounded in values systems of cultures. Here, communication is treated as a distributed phenomenon involving networks of persons, activities and artifacts, and extends beyond doctor-patient relationships to working in and across teams around patients.... more...

  • The Real Doctor Will See You Shortlyby Matt McCarthy

    Crown Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.00

    This funny, candid memoir about the author's intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. After his professional baseball career failed to launch, Matt McCarthy went to Harvard Medical... more...

  • Talking about Healthby Roxanne Parrott

    Wiley 2009; US$ 107.95

    Written by an award-winning researcher and professor whose work straddles the fields of communication and healthcare, Talking About Health explores the importance of health communication in the 21st century, and how it affects us all. Organized around six key questions about health and communication:  How ‘Normal’ am I?... more...

  • Doctors Talking with Patients/Patients Talking with Doctorsby Debra Roter; Judith A. Hall

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 29.95

    Medical visits are often less effective and satisfying than they would be if doctors and patients better understood the communication most needed for attainment of mutual health goals. Here, professors and Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School join forces to help us understand this vital issue, and the means to best facilitate communication... more...

  • Making the Patient Your Partnerby W. Sterling Edwards

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 35.00

    Health professionals need to learn the communication skills that will create collaborative and mutually satisfying relationships with patients. The failure of doctors to relate effectively to patients results in noncompliance, malpractice suits, longer stays in hospitals and other negative outcomes. Interpersonal skills can be easily learned by studying... more...

  • User Involvement in Health Careby Trisha Greenhalgh; Charlotte Humphrey; Fran Woodard

    Wiley 2011; US$ 56.95

    How can the needs and perspective of patients be incorporated in the design and redesign of health services? Health organizations are focusing more and more on patients – and requiring their employees to practise patient focused care. The Modernisation Initiative described in this book explores in three health service areas (kidney, stroke... more...

  • Medical Decision Makingby Alan Schwartz; George Bergus

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 57.00

    Translates the theory from the science of decision making into clinically useful tools and principles. more...

  • Incidental Findingsby Danielle Ofri

    Beacon Press 2005; US$ 15.00

    In Singular Intimacies, which the New England Journal of Medicine said captured the "essence of becoming and being a doctor," Danielle Ofri led us into the hectic, constantly challenging world of big-city medicine. In Incidental Findings, she's finished her training and is learning through practice to become a more rounded healer. The book opens... more...

  • The Perils of Patient Governmentby Joseph W. Lella; J.R. Bayne; J.Z. Csank; J. McKay

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    In 1964 the Senate Committee on Aging reported that "once admitted to an institution ... the veteran begins ... to show signs of social and physical degeneration," a phenomenon that has not escapted the attention of clinicians, social scientists, veterans, and other chronic-care patients. Assuming that social withdrawal in the institutional setting... more...