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  • 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...

  • Putting Patients Firstby Susan B. Frampton; Patrick A. Charmel; Planetree

    Wiley 2009; US$ 60.00

    Putting Patients First, 2nd Edition "The second edition of Putting Patients First showcases what Planetree facilities and the Planetree organization have learned about the commitments, conditions, practices, and policies that are needed to do more than give lip service to being 'patient-centered.' It should be read by every student, nurse, physician,... more...

  • International Perspectives on Health and Social Careby Jon Glasby; Helen Dickinson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 105.99

    Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. A board member of the UK’s Social Care Institute for Excellence, Jon also sits on the editorial boards of journals such as the Journal of Integrated Care and the International Journal of Integrated Care . ... 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...

  • A Fortunate Manby John Berger

    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...

  • 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

    "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...

  • 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...

  • 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...