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This updated edition of a widely popular text spotlights how doctors can better communicate with their patients and how patients can better communicate with their doctors.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Debra Roter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2006
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 0275990176

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Genre: Communication
Author: Royal College of Physicians of London
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians
Release: 1997
File: 38 Pages
ISBN-13: 1860160549

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“Engaging . . . provides patients tools they can use to improve dialogue with their doctors and, ultimately, improve their ultimate medical outcomes.”—The Times of Israel 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 with 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 the well-being of the patient and the integrity of the health-care system and society. Drawing upon research in biomedicine, sociology, and anthropology and integrating personal stories from his medical practice in three different countries (and as a patient), Rosen shows how important good communication between physicians and patients is to high-quality—and less-expensive—care. Without it, treatment adherence and preventive services decline, and the rates of medical complications, hospital readmissions, and unnecessary testing and procedures rise. Rosen illustrates the consequences of these problems from both the caregiver and patient perspectives and explores the socioeconomic and cultural factors that cause important information to be literally lost in translation. He concludes with a prescriptive chapter aimed at building the cultural competencies and communication skills necessary for higher-quality, less-expensive care, making it more satisfying for all involved. “An excellent source of ideas on how to enhance treatment.”—Joseph Shrand, Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School “[Dr. Rosen] delivers much of his advice through anecdotes that take readers on a journey through a career filled with both positive and negative instances of doctor-patient communication.”—Health Affairs

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Genre: Medical
Author: Dennis Rosen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release: 2014-09-23
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780231538046

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With his “deeply informed and compassionate book…Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a ‘moral imperative’ [for doctors] to do right by their patients” (New York Journal of Books). The first book for the general public about the importance of mindfulness in medical practice, Attending is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients. From his early days as a Harvard Medical School student, Epstein saw what made good doctors great—more accurate diagnoses, fewer errors, and stronger connections with their patients. This made a lasting impression on him and set the stage for his life’s work—identifying the qualities and habits that distinguish master clinicians from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness. Dr. Epstein “shows how taking time to pay attention to patients can lead to better outcomes on both sides of the stethoscope” (Publishers Weekly). Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, Dr. Epstein explores four foundations of mindfulness—Attention, Curiosity, Beginner’s Mind, and Presence—and shows how clinicians can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care. The commodification of health care has shifted doctors’ focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, Epstein offers “a concise guide to his view of what mindfulness is, its value, and how it is a skill that anyone can work to acquire” (Library Journal).

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Ronald Epstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2017-01-24
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501121739

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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 different things. Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to “make their case” to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. Though the gulf between what patients say and what doctors hear is often wide, Dr. Danielle Ofri proves that it doesn’t have to be. Through the powerfully resonant human stories that Dr. Ofri’s writing is renowned for, she explores the high-stakes world of doctor-patient communication that we all must navigate. Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Danielle Ofri, MD
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release: 2017-02-07
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780807062647

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For the first time, a book considers the doctor/patient relationship in the long period and from a broad geographical perspective. Historians, anthropologists and doctors reflect on the factors that, from the Classical age until the present, have altered the care relationship and the power relations embedded within it. The book also highlights that communication and narration, understood as constitutive aspects of care, are the elements which link the past to the present. From the encounter between religion and medicine to the centuries-long struggle between doctors and patients in defence of their respective positions, from medical dramas to efforts to humanize medicine, the book describes the doctor/patient relationship in all its cultural, transnational and transtemporal dimensions.

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Genre: History
Author: Maria Malatesta
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2015-11-15
File: 270 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780988986596

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This clear and easy to read book explores the different communication models that can be used within a healthcare setting and outlines how individuals can develop and improve their communication skills quickly and easily.

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Genre: Communication in medicine
Author: Teresa Parrott
Publisher:
Release: 2011-09-01
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 1445379562

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This book presents an international snapshot of communication inhealthcare settings and examines how policies, procedures andtechnological developments influence day to day practice. Brings together a series of papers describing features ofhealthcare interaction in settings in Australasia, the U.S.A,continental Europe and the UK Contains original research data from previously under-studiedsettings including professions allied to medicine,telephone-mediated interactions and secondary care Contributors draw on the established conversation analyticliterature on healthcare interaction and broaden its scope byapplying it to professionals other than doctors in primarycare Examines how issues relating to policy, procedure or technologyare negotiated and managed throughout daily healthcarepractice

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Alison Pilnick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-03-19
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 1444324039

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For many health care professionals and social service providers, the hardest part of the job is breaking bad news. The news may be about a condition that is life-threatening (such as cancer or AIDS), disabling (such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis), or embarrassing (such as genital herpes). To date medical education has done little to train practitioners in coping with such situations. With this guide Robert Buckman and Yvonne Kason provide help. Using plain, intelligible language they outline the basic principles of breaking bad new and present a technique, or protocol, that can be easily learned. It draws on listening and interviewing skills that consider such factors as how much the patient knows and/or wants to know; how to identify the patient's agenda and understanding, and how to respond to his or her feelings about the information. They also discuss reactions of family and friends and of other members of the health care team. Based on Buckman's award-winning training videos and Kason's courses on interviewing skills for medical students, this volume is an indispensable aid for doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, and all those in related fields.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Robert Buckman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 1992-08-08
File: 223 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781487592639

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The prevention and treatment of diseases is a primary concern for any nation in modern society. To maintain an effective public health system, procedures and infrastructure must be analyzed and enhanced accordingly. Public Health and Welfare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research perspectives on public health initiatives and promotion efforts. Highlighting critical analyses and emerging innovations on an international scale, this book is a pivotal reference source for professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in the improvement of public health infrastructures.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Release: 2016-09-12
File: 1536 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781522516750

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