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Physician & Patient

  • So It's Cancerby Dr Ranjana Srivastava

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    So It's Cancer: Now What? is a guide to what to do when you receive a diagnosis of cancer, by medical oncologist and award-winning author Ranjana Srivastava. 'You have cancer.' These three small words have the power to dramatically change the rest of your life. The words can set in motion a chain of events that render you ? the patient ?... more...

  • Russian Physicians in an Era of Reform and Revolution, 1856-1905by Nancy Madelker Frieden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    This history of the medical profession in pre-Revolutionary Russia examines an influential segment of the educated elite. The author shows how Russian physicians differed in social origin, careers, and professionalization from their counterparts in other lands. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Practicing Medicine and Ethicsby Lauris Christopher Kaldjian

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores medicine, ethics and the challenge of moral diversity in health care. more...

  • The Good Doctorby Barron H. Lerner

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    The story of two doctors, a father and son, who practiced in very different times and the evolution of the ethics that profoundly influence health care   As a practicing physician and longtime member of his hospital?s ethics committee, Dr. Barron Lerner thought he had heard it all. But in the mid-1990s, his father, an infectious diseases physician,... more...

  • The Doctor Crisisby Jack Cochran; Charles C. Kenney

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 23.99

    Calming fears, alleviating suffering, enhancing and saving lives—this is what motivates doctors virtually every single day. When the structure and culture in which physicians work are well aligned, being a doctor is a most rewarding job. But something has gone wrong in the physician world, and it is urgent that we fix it. Fundamental flaws in the... more...

  • The Secret Language of Doctorsby Brian Goldman

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 23.99

    A crash course in the secret language of medicine Have you ever wondered what doctors and nurses are really saying as they zip through the emergency room and onto elevators, throwing cryptic phrases at one another? Or why they do it? Do you guess at the codes broadcast over the loudspeaker, or the words doctors and nurses use when speaking right... more...

  • Pale Facesby Charles L. Bardes

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine. more...

  • Communicating Prognosisby Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 38.99

    Prognostication of acute neurologic disease is a major task for neurohospitalists and neurointensivists. The family conference raises the delicate matter of how to decide that outcome is indefinitely poor and how to define disability. This monograph is the first book on how to communicate prognosis in acute neurologic conditions. Communicating Prognosis... more...

  • Understanding Lung Cancerby Naheed Ali

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Lung cancer is a disease long associated with smokers, but, the fact of the matter is, it can strike anyone. This book describes how this cancer develops, what the warning signs are, and how it can be treated. It serves as an excellent introduction for both patients and their loved ones. more...

  • Patient-Centred Medicine in Transitionby Alan Bleakley

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book challenges functional models for more aesthetic and ethical models, where communication is grounded in values systems of cultures. Here, communication is treated as a distributed phenomenon involving networks of persons, activities and artifacts, and extends beyond doctor-patient relationships to working in and across teams around patients.... more...