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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 58.95

    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...

  • Health Communication in the 21st Centuryby Kevin B. Wright; Lisa Sparks; H. Dan O'Hair

    Wiley 2012; US$ 63.95

    This popular and engaging text on health communication is now revised and updated in a second edition that incorporates recent research and boasts new material on topics such as crisis communication, social disparities in health, and systemic reform. Fully revised second edition of this popular and authoritative text Includes fresh material... more...

  • New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patientsby Matja? Zwitter; Richard Stiefel

    Springer US 2012; US$ 239.00

    New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients is an invaluable resource to medical professionals, educators and patients in establishing a strong and effective partnership built on trust and mutual understanding. more...

  • Patient Treatment Adherenceby Hayden B. Bosworth; Eugene Z. Oddone; Morris Weinberger

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book summarizes the adherence literature for a number of specific health behaviors and populations. It provides a comprehensive source on the conceptualization, interventions, and measurement of treatment adherence and a synthesis of the research across demographic and chronic diseases. The text presents problems associated with treatment... more...

  • Doctoringby Eric J. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99

    In this title, Eric Cassell discusses the new generalism and the skills that physicians-in-training must be taught to practice the art of doctoring, which centres on the person, not a disease or organ system, as well as the relationship between the physician and the individual. more...

  • The Renewal of Generosityby Arthur W. Frank

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    Contemporary health care often lacks generosity of spirit, even when treatment is most efficient. Too many patients are left unhappy with how they are treated, and too many medical professionals feel estranged from the calling that drew them to medicine. Arthur W. Frank tells the stories of ill people, doctors, and nurses who are restoring generosity... more...

  • Doctors, Patients, and Societyby Donald E. Larsen; Martin S. Staum

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    This book is a collection of papers presented at an interdisciplinary workshop at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities in May 1980. The three broad issues covered are: the physician-patient relationship, the allocation of responsibility among doctors and nurses, and the political and social framework of the health care system. The first set of... more...

  • Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Nowby Steven Z. Kussin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99

    Patients increasingly and correctly feel that they are on their own in an impersonal and dangerous medical system. Offering an insider's perspective, Kussin's book teaches readers how to be better patients in order to get better care, offers access to industrial-strength resources, and promotes an attitude that will prevent alienation and manipulation.... more...

  • Your Medical Mindby Jerome Groopman; Pamela Hartzband

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    An entirely new way to make the best medical decisions. Making the right medical decisions is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides?whether our doctors? recommendations, dissenting experts, confusing statistics, or testimonials on the Internet. Now Doctors Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a ?medical... more...

  • The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor?s Officeby David Watts

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Western literature has had a long tradition of physician-writers. From Mikhail Bulgakov to William Carlos Williams to Richard Selzer to Ethan Canin, exposure to human beings at their most vulnerable has inspired fine writing. In his own inimitable and unpretentious style, David Watts is also a master storyteller. Whether recounting the decline and... more...