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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...