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  • 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 Real Doctor Will See You Shortlyby Matt McCarthy

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 27.00

    In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor?the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital... more...

  • Sociomedical Perspectives on Patient Careby Jeffrey Michael Clair; Richard M. Allman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Social change has placed new demands on the practice of medicine, altering almost every aspect of patient care relationships. Just as medicine was encouraged to embrace the biological sciences some 100 years ago, recent directives indicate the importance of the social sciences in understanding biomedical practice. Humanistic challenges call for changes... 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...

  • What Doctors Feelby Danielle Ofri

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Worried Sickby Nortin M. Hadler M.D.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful benefits and he teaches how to actively listen to the answer. Each chapter of Worried Sick is an object lesson on the uses and abuses of common... more...

  • Better Patient Feedback, Better Healthcareby Taher Mahmud

    M&K Update Ltd 2011; US$ 12.99

    Until recently, patient feedback has not had a very high profile in clinical practice. There has been no tradition of systematically gathering and tracking patient feedback over time – let alone using the findings to continually review and improve services. Why is it so vital to gather patient feedback? The fact is that involving patients leads... more...

  • Comunicazione in medicinaby Iole Simeoni; Anna Maria De Santi

    SEEd Srl 2009; US$ 14.51

    Il testo desidera fornire strategie e suggerimenti per migliorare la comunicazione tra professionisti sanitari, fornendo esempi relativi alle pił comuni situazioni che si possono presentare nella pratica clinica, quali la richiesta di una consulenza specialistica da parte del medico di base, la relazione tra medico e infermiere, le informazioni da... more...

  • Critical Decisionsby Peter A. Ubel

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.99

    ?As a physician and a social scientist, Peter Ubel is unparalleled in his understanding of some of the most important decisions we are facing, or will face.? ?Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational ?His ideas are important, his style is accessible (with the right balance of humor and compassion) and his topic... more...

  • Doctors Talking with Patients/Patients Talking with Doctors: Improving Communication in Medical Visits, 2nd Editionby Debra Roter; Judith Hall

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 29.95

    The verbal and nonverbal exchanges that take place between doctor and patient affect both participants, and can result in a range of positive or negative psychological reactions-including comfort, alarm, irritation, or resolve. This updated edition of a widely popular book sets out specific principles and recommendations for improving doctor-patient... more...