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- Wiley 2008; US$ 165.95
For families who have experienced the death of a child, their private tragedy is all too often exacerbated by an inappropriate or incompetent professional response. For the professional charged with the responsibility of having to deal with unexpected child deaths, such as a pediatrician, a police officer, or social worker, this title offers... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient's humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 61.95
Sophie Hill , MA, PhD, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group, Head, Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
"You?ll close the book with an entirely new attitude and set of tools for making medical decisions? Groopman and Hartzband?s important book will help doctor and patient learn how each of us navigates our own tolerance for risk, thus improving outcomes on both sides of the examination table." ? THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (Daniel J. Levitin) ... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 31.95
“The experienced speaker can get away with ignoring some of the points suggested, but this is a book that should be read by everyone called upon to give a talk and I cannot recommend it too highly.” ( Chromatographia , 1 August 2013) more...
- 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...
- 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...