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- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99
In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer... more...
- 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...
- 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
Without any warning, in September 1999, David Newman was told he had a rare and life-threatening tumor in the base of his skull. In the compressed space of five weeks, he consulted with leading physicians and surgeons at four major medical centers. The doctors offered drastically differing opinions; several pronounced the tumor inoperable and voiced... more...
- 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 Care in 2002,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 23.99
There are many reasons that poorer people are sicker people, but one that's often overlooked is miscommunication between doctors and their poorest, most marginalized patients. While it's usually the case that doctors are from Mars and patients from Venus, this is especially the case when there are gaps in language, culture, education and class. In... 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...
- Hammersmith Books Limited 2013; US$ 7.28
In these often hilarious, and always thought-provoking tales of medical intrigue and misadventure, drawn from the author's experiences as a doctor in rural Nepal and the inner-city wildernesses of the UK, Prasanna Gautam encounters medical conundrums with some very surprising outcomes. But there is much more to these stories than simple entertainment.... more...