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  • Medicinemaby Brian Glasser; Sally Irvine

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Cinema and medicine have been inextricably linked since the earliest days of film, with doctors appearing in fictional films before criminals, the clergy or even cowboys. But why have healthcare professionals - often played by major stars - featured so prominently in film history, and what does this have to tell us now? Responding to Alexander, Lenahan... more...

  • Narrative in Health Careby John D Engel; Joseph Zarconi; Lura Pethtel; Sally Missimi

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 50.95

    Narrative medicine has developed an identity already. Clinicians of many disciplines are being summoned to a practice that recognizes patients by receiving their accounts of self. Starting from different positions, the four authors have converged in a strong and shared commitment to narrative health care. They conceptualize narrative health care practices... more...

  • Soul Mattersby Mabel Aghadiuno; Jas Kalsi

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 37.95

    In recent years, many have come to believe that Western medicine has lost contact with 'holistic' conceptions of health as encompassing physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions. 'Spiritual' may imply religious or faith-based values or experience, but also non-material factors such as an appreciation of natural beauty, art,... more...

  • Medical Humanities Companionby Martyn Evans; Rolf Ahlzen; Iona Heath; Jane MacNaughton

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 42.95

    The phrase 'medical humanities' has a currency that is wider than any agreement as to what it means, though those engaged in the field usually know what they are attempting. This volume examines the idea of 'symptom' as a route to understanding the structure of clinical practice. Actual symptoms are always experienced by real, actual individuals -... more...

  • Language and Clinical Communicationby John Skelton; Dominic Greenyer

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 37.95

    The search for a set of skills which can be identified and taught as 'good clinical communication' has been of considerable value in persuading decision makers at medical schools and other bodies that communication matters. These days, very large numbers of medical schools use what are essentially skills-based models, such as the extraordinarily thorough... more...

  • What Seems to be the Trouble?by Trisha Greenhalgh; Merrill Goozner

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    This is published in association with the Nuffield Trust. There is a foreword By Sir Kenneth Calman Vice Chancellor, Durham University and former Chief Medical Officer. 'Excellent. [The book's] analytical and methodological approach is invaluable. It is a real privilege to listen to the stories of patients and their families, to hear details of personal... more...

  • Healthcare and Spiritualityby Stephen P Kliewer; John Saultz

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 47.95

    Here is a selection of multiple choice questions and care studies designed for candidates for the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG). The 90 multiple choice questions cove all major areas of the syllabus and are accompanied by extended answers to help the revision process. The case studies are ideal preparation... more...

  • Medical Leadershipby Peter Spurgeon; John Clark; Chris Ham

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 47.95

    'Successful medical leaders are usually, but not always, experienced and credible clinicians with good people skills, who look beyond the boundaries of their own specialty or institution, who are positive and perseverant and who are prepared to take reasonable risks to achieve their goals. Most importantly they know how to engage their colleagues and... more...

  • The Good CPD Guideby Janet Grant

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 50.95

    The role of continuing professional development (CPD) is increasingly crucial for regulators, educationalists and the healthcare profession. In terms of continued fitness to practise and patient safety, as well as maintaining professional standards, a more thoughtful, evidence-based and transparent approach should be considered. This book provides... more...

  • What are You Feeling Doctor?by John Salinsky; Paul Sackin

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 39.95

    Guidelines are powerful instruments of assistance to clinicians capable of extending the clinical roles of nurses and pharmacists. Purchasers and managers perceive them as technological tools guaranteeing treatment quality. Guidelines also offer mechanisms by which doctors and other health care professionals can be made more accountable to their patients.... more...