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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
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00
This book analyses the content of doctors? statements uttered before the actual diagnosis as well as their linguistic and interactional features and cognitive processes. Prediagnostic statements include the patient in the process of finding a diagnosis but can also aim at guiding the patients? expectations and creating trust. more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99
The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison to those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and patients, Dennis Rosen argues, is at the heart of this disparity, a pervasive problem that damages not only the well-being of the patient but... more...