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Physician & Patient

  • Medical Catastropheby MD Ronald W. Dworkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.99

    Medical catastrophes, although rare, do happen. Ronald W. Dworkin suggests the cause often lies in the politics of medicine and the conflicting demands of colleagues, patients, bosses, and institutions. Using his own story and professional anecdotes, he builds the case for avoiding catastrophes through a casting off of the politics of today's medical... more...

  • Regulating Patient Safetyby Oliver Quick

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This illuminating study explores the role of professionals, patients, regulation and law in improving patient safety. more...

  • British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860?1918by Claire Brock

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    A rich new examination of the cultural, social and self-representation of the woman surgeon in Britain from 1860 to 1918. This title is also available as Open Access. more...

  • Healthcare Choicesby MD Archelle Georgiou

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.99

    Making medical decisions is overwhelming. Dr. Archelle Georgiou has helped thousands of people make choices that balance the best medical options with individual preferences. Now she shares her 5-step formula so you can make smart decisions tailored to the care you want and need . more...

  • What Patients Say, What Doctors Hearby Danielle Ofri

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Can refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients lead to better health? Despite modern medicine?s infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion?s share of illnesses. However, what patients say and what doctors hear are often two vastly... more...

  • Attendingby Ronald Epstein

    Scribner 2017; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.99

    The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most?safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care?from the foremost expert in the field. As a third-year Harvard Medical School student doing a clinical rotation in surgery, Ronald Epstein... more...

  • Malpracticeby Lawrence Schlachter; John Bechtel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 25.99

    In 1991, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 98,000 patients were dying every year owing to avoidable medical error. More recent research indicates that estimate was, if anything, a drastic understatement of the patient-safety epidemic in the US health care system. In Malpractice , neurosurgeon and... more...

  • How to Present Negative Medical News in a Positive Lightby Michael Cavallaro

    Atlantic Publishing Group 2016; US$ 19.95

    Breaking bad news to patients is a difficult and common part of being a health care provider. While performing this task is common, most physicians, clinicians, oncologists, nurses and other health care practitioners receive almost no training in how to lessen the emotional impact of potentially life-altering news. This book offers guidelines, or... more...

  • Spiritual Care in Common Termsby Gordon J. Hilsman; James H. Gunn

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 24.95

    Bringing medical and spiritual perspectives together, this book shows how to form clear notes on patients' spiritual experiences for medical records to inform individual care provision. It offers concepts, examples and background understanding of the charting process to improve communication on spiritual matters in interdisciplinary teams. more...

  • The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Careby Mark PhD MD Sullivan

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 48.99

    Proposals for patient-centered care for chronic illness have not understood or incorporated the capacity of patients to be active agents of health and health care. Patients can not only make treatment choices, but help define their clinical problem and its resolution. This book examines patient action as the principal path to health and an essential... more...