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  • Shared decision-making in health careby Adrian Edwards; Glyn Elwyn

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 51.99

    When the first edition of this book came out in 2001 (under the title Evidence-based Patient Choice: Inevitable or Impossible?), it examined the emerging themes of patient choice and clinical decision-making, and looked at how these might develop in the future. Since then, these issues have become even more topical. Evidence-based medicine is deeply... more...

  • Practical Patient Safetyby John Reynard; John Reynolds; Peter Stevenson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 58.99

    Following recent high profile cases of surgical error in the UK and USA, patient safety has become a key issue in healthcare, now placed at heart of junior doctor's training. Errors made by doctors are very similar to those made in other high risk organisations, such as aviation, nuclear and petrochemical industries. Practical Patient Safety aims... more...

  • Talking with Doctorsby David Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.00

    Talking with Doctors is a compelling, absorbing, unsettling story that touches a collective raw nerve about the experience of doctors and medical care when life-threatening illness leads us to subspecialists at major medical centers. And it is a d more...

  • Spirituality in Patient Careby Harold G. Koenig

    Templeton Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Praise for the previous edition: “I highly recommend this book as reading for all physicians and would certainly recommend it for any course on medical ethics and/or required reading for any medical student.”— Journal of the National Medical Association   Since the publication of the first edition of Spirituality in Patient... more...

  • The Good Doctorby Ron Paterson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    What makes a good doctor? Are there bad doctors out there – and if so how do we protect patients from them? Can we inject more information, more trust and more assured competence into the medical system to solve these problems? Drawing on his years of dealing with patient concerns, Ron Paterson tackles these important questions. The book makes challenging... more...

  • The Cancer Experienceby Roy B. Sessions; M.D. Edmund D. Pellegrino

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 57.99

    The Cancer Experience instructs doctors, medical students, and health care workers involved in cancer care on the proper role of medicine, the role of doctors, and the opportunities for connecting with patients as they make treatment and end of life decisions. It helps patients understand the issues facing doctors as they assist and care for them.... more...

  • Talking to Your Doctorby Zackary Berger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 33.99

    Offers readers an insider?s assessment of doctor-patient communication and provides patients with strategies for making the most of their doctor?s visits. Considering the limited amount of time doctors and patients spend together, Zackary Berger explores the various biases and barriers that color office visits, and gives specific examples for overcoming... 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...

  • 101 Questions to Ask Your Doctorby Tom Smith

    SPCK 2012; US$ 13.11

    Questions that people want to ask their doctors vary tremendously! Sometimes they don?t even get asked as people are afraid of wasting the doctor?s time – or they may end up as the ‘hand on the doorknob? or the ‘while I?m here? type of question that gets popped out just as the patient leaves the surgery. Embarrassing, awkward, or trivial – whatever... more...

  • Worried Sickby Nortin M. Hadler; Shannon Brownlee; Jeanne Lenzer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    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...