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Physician & Patient

  • Vital Conversationsby Dennis Rosen

    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...

  • Motivational Interviewingby Antoine Douaihy; Thomas M. Kelly; Melanie A. Gold

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    This may be the single most important book you ever buy during your medical training. Rotations come and go, exams come and go, but regardless of specialty, patient-care will be at the heart of your practice. It is no exaggeration to say that motivational interviewing (MI) has transformed the way doctors engage with patients, families, and colleagues... more...

  • Die allmähliche Verfertigung der Diagnose im Redenby Thomas Spranz-Fogasy

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 112.00

    How doctorsarrive atadiagnosis while talking to patients has hardly been studied. This book analyses the content of doctors' statements uttered before the actual diagnosis as well as their linguistic and interactional features andrespective cognitive processes. Prediagnostic statements include the patient in the process of finding a diagnosis but can... more...

  • The Compassionate Practitionerby Jane Wood

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    This handbook for alternative practitioners is full of practical advice about creating a thriving practice. It explores the practitioner-patient relationship at every stage of the consultation process to demonstrate how to establish trust and loyalty and meet patients' emotional needs so they continue to return. more...

  • 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...