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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
This groundbreaking text draws upon examples from everyday health care situations to demonstrate that the behaviour differences we all experience in others actually fit within a readily understandable framework (the MBI). more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 142.95
This comprehensive book celebrates the coming of age of narrative in health care. It uses narrative to go beyond the patient's story and address social, cultural, ethical, psychological, organizational and linguistic issues. This book has been written to help health professionals and social scientists to use narrative more effectively in their everyday... more...
- SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 73.00
Gwyn demonstrates the centrality of discourse analysis to an understanding of health and communication. Focussing on language and communication issues he demonstrates that it is possible to observe and analyze patterns in the ways in which health and illness are represented and articulated by both health professionals and lay people. more...
- Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99
With today's cumbersome insurance procedures, government regulations, endless paperwork, and concerns about malpractice rates, many health care professionals are asking: "Why am I doing this? Am I making a difference to my patients? Is there a better way—and if so, what is it?" In this book, Carson and Koenig examine the state of... more...