On Doctoring

On Doctoring
Author: Richard Reynolds,John Stone,Lois LaCivita Nixon,Delese Wear
Publsiher: Free Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2001-08-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Doctoring Book Excerpt:

Written by physicians and a diverse selection of great authors--such as John Donne, John Keats, William Carlos Williams, and Alice Walker--this compilation of stories, poems, and essays eloquently captures what it is like to be sick, to be cured, to succumb to illness, or to overcome it.

Stories of Sickness

Stories of Sickness
Author: Howard Brody
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2002-10-31
ISBN: 9780199759798
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories of Sickness Book Excerpt:

Our personalities and our identities are intimately bound up with the stories that we tell to organize and to make sense of our lives. To understand the human meaning of illness, we therefore must turn to the stories we tell about illness, suffering, and medical care. Stories of Sickness explores the many dimensions of what illness means to the sufferers and to those around them, drawing on depictions of illness in great works of literature and in nonfiction accounts. The exploration is primarily philosophical but incorporates approaches from literature and from the medical social sciences. When it was first published in 1987, Stories of Sickness helped to inaugurate a renewed interest in the importance of narrative studies in health care. For the Second Edition the text has been thoroughly revised and significantly expanded. Four almost entirely new chapters have been added on the nature, complexities, and rigor of narrative ethics and how it is carried out. There is also an additional chapter on maladaptive ways of being sick that deals in greater depth with disability issues. Health care professionals, students of medicine and bioethics, and ordinary people coping with illness, no less than scholars in the health care humanities and social sciences, will find much value in this volume. Unique Features: *Philosophically sophisticated yet clearly written and easily accessible *Interdisciplinary approach--combines philosophy, literature, health care, social sciences *Contains many fascinating stories and vignettes of illness drawn from both fiction and nonfiction *A new and comprehensive overview of the "hot topic" of narrative ethics in medicine and health care

Ethics and Professionalism

Ethics and Professionalism
Author: Barry Cassidy,J Dennis Blessing
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-08-23
ISBN: 0803619642
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Professionalism Book Excerpt:

The “first of its kind”—a case-based ethics text designed specifically for PAs!

Blessed with Enough Foolishness

Blessed with Enough Foolishness
Author: Michael Angrosino
Publsiher: Infinity Publishing
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2006-02
ISBN: 0741430193
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blessed with Enough Foolishness Book Excerpt:

Can compassionate health care be more than a slogan? Step inside a big city hospital as the author, a chaplain trainee, becomes a part of its pastoral care team.

The Poetry of Raymond Carver

The Poetry of Raymond Carver
Author: Sandra Lee Kleppe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN: 1317020952
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry of Raymond Carver Book Excerpt:

Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe combines comparative analysis with an in-depth examination of Carver’s poems, making a case for the quality of Carver’s poetic output and showing the central role Carver’s pursuit of poetry played in his career as a writer. Carver constructed his own organic literary system of 'autopoetics,' a concept connected to a paradigm shift in our understanding of the inter-relatedness of biological and cultural systems. This idea is seen as informing Carver’s entire production, and a distinguishing feature of Kleppe’s book is its contextualization of Carver’s poetry within the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced his development as a writer. Kleppe addresses the common themes and intertextual links between Carver’s poetry and short story careers, situates Carver’s poetry within the love poem tradition, explores the connections between neurology and poetic memories, and examines Carver’s use of the elegy genre within the context of his terminal illness. Tellingly, Carver’s poetry, which has aroused slight interest among literary scholars, is frequently taught to medical students. This testimony to the interdisciplinary implications of Carver’s work suggests the appropriateness of Kleppe’s culminating discussion of Carver’s work as a bridge between the fields of literature and medicine.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author: Shannon Hengen,Ashley Thomson
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2007-05-22
ISBN: 9780810866683
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Margaret Atwood Book Excerpt:

Authors Shannon Hengen and Ashley Thomson have assembled a reference guide that covers all of the works written by the acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood since 1988, including her novels Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the 2000 Booker Prize winner, The Blind Assassin. Rather than just including Atwood's books, this guide includes all of Atwood's works, including articles, short stories, letters, and individual poetry. Adaptations of Atwood's works are also included, as are some of her more public quotations. Secondary entries (i.e. interviews, scholarly resources, and reviews) are first sorted by type, and then arranged alphabetically by author, to allow greater ease of navigation. The individual chapters are organized chronologically, with each subdivided into seven categories: Atwood's Works, Adaptations, Quotations, Interviews, Scholarly Resources, Reviews of Atwood's Works, and Reviews of Adaptations of Atwood's Works. The book also includes a chapter entitled 'Atwood on the Web,' as well as extensive author and subject indexes. This new bibliography significantly enhances access to Atwood material, a feature that will be welcomed by university, public, and school librarians. Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide 1988-2005 will appeal not only to Atwood scholars, but to students and fans of one of Canada's greatest writers.

Pilgrims in Medicine Conscience Legalism and Human Rights

Pilgrims in Medicine  Conscience Legalism and Human Rights
Author: Thomas Alured Faunce
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9004139621
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrims in Medicine Conscience Legalism and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

This arrestingly novel work develops a normative synthesis of medical humanities, virtue ethics, medical ethics, health law and human rights. It presents an ambitious, complex and coherent argument for the reconceptualisation of the doctor-patient relationship and its regulation utilising approaches often thought of as being separate, if not opposed (virtue-based ethics and universal human rights). The case is argued gracefully, with moderation, but also with respect for opposing positions. The book's analysis of the foundational professional virtue of therapeutic loyalty is an original departure from the traditional discourse of "patient autonomy," and the ethical and legal "duties" of the medical practitioner. The central argument is not merely presented, as bookends, in the introduction and conclusion. It is cogently represented in each chapter and section and measured against the material considered. A remarkable feature is the use of aptly selected "canonical" literature to inform the argument. These references run from Hesse's "The Glass Bead Game" in the abstract, to Joyce's "Ulysses" in the conclusion. They include excerpts from and discussion about Bergman, Borges, Boswell, Tolstoy, de Beauvoir, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Samuel Johnson, Aristotle, Orwell, Osler, Chaucer, Schweitzer, Shakespeare, Thorwalds, Kafka and William Carlos Williams. Such references are used not merely as an artistic and decorative leitmotif, but become a critical, narrative element and another complex and rich layer to this work. The breadth and quality of the references are testimony to the author's clear understanding of the modern law and literature movement. This work provides the basis of a medicalschool course. As many medical educators as possible should also be encouraged to read this work for the insights it will give them into using their own personal life narratives and those of their patients to inform their decision-making process. This thesis will also be of value to the judiciary, whose members are often called upon to make normatively difficult judgments about medical care and medical rules. The human rights material leads to a hopeful view of an international movement toward a universal synthesis between medical ethics and human rights in all doctor-patient relationships.

Public Expectations and Physicians Responsibilities

Public Expectations and Physicians  Responsibilities
Author: John K Crellin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 1315358387
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Expectations and Physicians Responsibilities Book Excerpt:

This guide for practice managers, in a question-and-answer format, explains accounting procedures and describes GMS, health authority and other sources of income. The book covers payroll, pension, personnel and complaints matters and advises on optimizing income for the practice.

Literature and Medicine

Literature and Medicine
Author: Ronald Schleifer,Jerry B. Vannatta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2019-10-09
ISBN: 3030191281
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and Medicine Book Excerpt:

Literature and Medicine: A Practical and Pedagogical Guide is designed to introduce narrative medicine in medical humanities courses aimed at pre-medicine undergraduates and medical and healthcare students. With excerpts from short stories, novels, memoirs, and poems, the book guides students on the basic methods and concepts of the study of narrative. The book helps healthcare professionals to build a set of skills and knowledge central to the practice of medicine including an understanding of professionalism, building the patient-physician relationship, ethics of medical practice, the logic of diagnosis, recognizing mistakes in medical practice, and diversity of experience. In addition to analyzing and considering the literary texts, each chapter includes a vignette taken from clinical situations to help define and illustrate the chapter’s theme. Literature and Medicine illustrates the ways that engagement with the humanities in general, and literature in particular, can create better and more fulfilled physicians and caretakers.

Mental Health Psychiatry and the Arts

Mental Health  Psychiatry and the Arts
Author: Victoria Tischler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 1315357682
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Health Psychiatry and the Arts Book Excerpt:

'Medicine and psychiatry, both based on science, require the art of caring, using the principles of art in learning and teaching. Sitting with a patient, making sense of their distress, being empathetic in understanding both the symptoms and the person and alleviating suffering needs a human touch. For that, doctors need the soul of an artist and must be aware of the value that arts have for society and the individual.' - from the Foreword by Dinesh Bhugra This comprehensive book explores how visual art, cinema, music, poetry, literature and drama can inform the teaching and practice of psychiatrists and mental health professionals. Edited and written by a team of expert practitioners, teachers and researchers, including both clinicians and users of mental health services, this comprehensive book will provide valuable insights for undergraduate and postgraduate educators with teaching reponsibilities in psychiatry and mental health. Students of the medical humanities, art, music and drama therapists, and educators in occupational therapy and psychology will also find this a valuable and insightful handbook. 'The authors of this wonderful handbook provide a convincing argument that the arts are good for what ails us. They have each used a preferred artistic medium to deepen personal reflection and to enhance their own creativity as physicians , teachers and therapists. Their models are clear, their suggestions practical, but none of the approaches you'll find here is reductive or simplistic. Try some of the reflective exercises and teaching strategies. You will be sure to rediscover something you have always cherished about the art of healing.' - from the Foreword by Allan D Peterkin

Vignettes on Surgery History and Humanities

Vignettes on Surgery  History and Humanities
Author: Luis Horacio Toledo-Pereyra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2005-06-20
ISBN: 1498713874
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vignettes on Surgery History and Humanities Book Excerpt:

Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities
Author: Thomas R. Cole,Nathan S. Carlin,Ronald A. Carson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN: 1316147940
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Humanities Book Excerpt:

This textbook brings the humanities to students in order to evoke the humanity of students. It helps to form individuals who take charge of their own minds, who are free from narrow and unreflective forms of thought, and who act compassionately in their public and professional worlds. Using concepts and methods of the humanities, the book addresses undergraduate and premed students, medical students, and students in other health professions, as well as physicians and other healthcare practitioners. It encourages them to consider the ethical and existential issues related to the experience of disease, care of the dying, health policy, religion and health, and medical technology. Case studies, images, questions for discussion, and role-playing exercises help readers to engage in the practical, interpretive, and analytical aspects of the material, developing skills for critical thinking as well as compassionate care.

Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making

Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making
Author: Matthew A. Butkus
Publsiher: Gegensatz Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2022-02-11
ISBN: 1621308014
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making Book Excerpt:

Drawing from clinical experience, philosophy, psychology, and current health law and policy, Biomedical Ethics and Decision-Making is a detailed survey of persistent issues in health care ethics, emphasizing the complexities and nuances of practical decision-making and yielding a multifaceted and systematic approach to solving problems. As a useful resource for both students and clinicians, it includes references for further exploration of ethical issues as well as provocative questions for discussion in classroom and clinical settings. As a textbook, it stands alongside such standard works as Beauchamp's and Childress's Principles of Biomedical Ethics; DeGrazia's, Mappes's, and Ballard's Biomedical Ethics; Munson's Intervention and Reflection; and Vaughn's Bioethics. Besides presenting current dilemmas in health care, it reviews elements of cognitive psychology, describes common errors in critical thinking, offers techniques for evaluating and integrating evidence into ethical reasoning, assesses professionals and professionalism, invites readers to dissect philosophical analyses to bolster their critical thinking skills, and provides opportunities to engage in self-reflection on contemporary challenges in health care policy and delivery.

How Doctors Think

How Doctors Think
Author: Kathryn Montgomery
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0195187121
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Doctors Think Book Excerpt:

"Although physicians make use of science, this book argues that medicine is not itself a science, but rather an interpretive practice that relies heavily on clinical reasoning." "In How Doctors Think, Kathryn Montgomery contends that assuming medicine is strictly a science can have adverse effects. She suggests these can be significantly reduced by recognizing the vital role of clinical judgment."--BOOK JACKET.

Research on Writing Approaches in Mental Health

Research on Writing Approaches in Mental Health
Author: Luciano L'Abate,Laura G. Sweeney
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2011
ISBN: 085724955X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research on Writing Approaches in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Writing as a medium of professional help and healing in the various interventional tiers of self-help, education, promotion, prevention, and psychotherapy, and rehabilitation has expanded exponentially since the introduction of computers and the Internet in the last generation. This volume does three things. Firstly, it brings together research on different types of writing and distance writing that have been, or need to be, used by mental health professionals. Secondly, it critically evaluates the therapeutic effectiveness of these writing practices, such as automatic writing, programmed writing poetry therapy, diaries, expressive writing and more. And thirdly, in addition to evaluating the effectiveness of various writing practices, the volume will examine how research-based writing approaches will influence the delivery of mental health services now and in the future, including the implications of these approaches.

The Doctor in Literature Private life

The Doctor in Literature  Private life
Author: Solomon Posen
Publsiher: Radcliffe Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781857757798
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doctor in Literature Private life Book Excerpt:

This is a structured, annotated and indexed anthology dealing with the personality and the behaviour of doctors, and doctor-patient relationships - ideal for medical humanities courses.

Teaching Medical Professionalism

Teaching Medical Professionalism
Author: Richard L. Cruess,Sylvia R. Cruess,Yvonne Steinert
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 1316552977
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Medical Professionalism Book Excerpt:

This book presents ideas, evidence and guidance for those interested in using the most recent advances in knowledge about learning and human development to enhance medical education's ability to form competent, caring and publicly responsible physicians. It does this by establishing the development of a professional identity in medical students and residents as a primary goal of medical education. This new approach is emerging from experience and experiment by medical educators articulating a new way of understanding their mission. It is an optimistic book - the voices are those of the leaders, theorists and experienced practitioners who have found in this new approach a promising way to confront the challenges of a new era in medicine. It summarizes the theoretical basis of identity formation, outlines our current knowledge of how best to assist learners as they acquire a professional identity, and addresses the issue of assessment of progress towards this goal.

Quotations for All Occasions

Quotations for All Occasions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0231112912
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quotations for All Occasions Book Excerpt:

A collection of quotes for every conceivable moment and passage in life includes words of wisdom by Plato, John Donne, Woody Allen, Betty Ford, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Martina Navartilova, Holden Caulfield, Susan Sontag, and many others. Original. (Reference)

The Drama of DNA

The Drama of DNA
Author: Karen H. Rothenberg JD, MPA,Lynn Wein Bush PhD, MS, MA
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN: 0199373159
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drama of DNA Book Excerpt:

Through the use of dramatic narratives, The Drama of DNA brings to life the complexities raised by the application of genomic technologies to health care and diagnosis. This creative, pedagogical approach shines a unique light on the ethical, psychosocial, and policy challenges that emerge as comprehensive sequencing of the human genome transitions from research to clinical medicine. Narrative genomics aims to enhance understanding of how we evaluate, process, and share genomic information, and to cultivate a deeper appreciation for difficult decisions encountered by health care professionals, bioethicists, families, and society as this technology reaches the bedside. This innovative book includes both original genomic plays and theatrical excerpts that illuminate the implications of genomic information and emerging technologies for physicians, scientists, counselors, patients, blood relatives, and society. In addition to the plays, the authors provide an analytical foundation to frame the many challenges that often arise.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communicable diseases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Infectious Diseases Book Excerpt: