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- 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...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00
The articles in this e-book represent various although complementary theoretical and methodological perspectives. Together, they give an overall picture of health care policy work and describe what happens when new governance models meet reality. Some articles describe the situation in a single country while others make cross-country comparisons. more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00
Challenging previous models of communication between patients and doctors, this publication explains how making it a broader, team-focused, non-technical encounter can improve patient outcomes as well as increase patient safely in clinical settings. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This new book summarizes the adherence literature for a number of specific health behaviors and populations. It provides a comprehensive source on the conceptualization, interventions, and measurement of treatment adherence and a synthesis of the research across demographic and chronic diseases. The text presents problems associated with treatment... more...
- UPA 2015; US$ 24.99
A Patient-Centered Approach to the Chronically-Ill addresses the unique needs of chronically-ill patients and the challenges they present for medical doctors. This book features four principles of the patient-centered approach that can be used by physicians in treating chronically-ill patients. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99
While plenty can be said about the dysfunction of our health care system, rarely do business and private players in health care innovation get a good rap. This book takes on skeptics of the partnership between the medical community, political groups, and private businesses, by illustrating how such cooperation can result in world-class innovation... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 64.99
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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 60.00
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, administrator, trustee, policy maker,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99
Queen of the Professions: The Rise and Decline of Medical Prestige and Power in America is a colorful yet authoritative work of social history offering readers a sturdy platform from which to confront looming issues about the future of American medical care. Its unique perspective brings crucial context to current debates about modern medicine.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 23.00
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...