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A Life of Control: Stories of Living with Diabetes

by Alan L. Graber, Anne W. Brown & Kathleen Wolff

The varied personal stories of people living with diabetes and the experiences of their families and medical care providers


Behavioral Medicine A Guide for Clinical Practice 4/E

by Mitchell Feldman & John Christensen

The #1 guide to behavioral issues in medicine

Thorough, practical discussion of the full scope of the physician-patient relationship

The goal of Behavioral Medicine is to help practitioners and students understand...


The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics

by Barron H. Lerner

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...


Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia

by Charles L. Bardes

The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine.


Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine

by David H Newman

Everyone knows of the Hippocratic Oath, the famous invocation sworn by all neophyte physicians. But most don't realize that the father of modern medicine was an avid listener and a constant bedside presence....


Proper Doctoring: A Book for Patients and their Doctors

by David Mendel & Jerome Groopman

“People come to us for help. They come for health and strength.” With these simple words David Mendel begins Proper Doctoring, a book about what it means (and takes) to be a good doctor, and for that reason...


Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond

by Zackary Berger

Offers readers an insider’s assessment of doctor-patient communication and provides patients with strategies for making the most of their doctor’s visits. Considering the limited amount of time doctors and...


What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

by Danielle Ofri

A look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care

 

Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as...


Talking with Doctors

by David Newman

Without any warning, in September 1999, David Newman was told he had a rare and life-threatening tumor in the base of his skull.  In the compressed space of five weeks, he consulted with leading physicians...


What Matters in Medicine: Lessons from a Life in Primary Care

by David Loxterkamp

Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unchecked and unsustainable rise in American health care expenditures, and the crest of Baby Boomers...


Medical Negligence: Non-Patient and Third Party Claims

by Rachael Mulheron

Healthcare professionals face an increasing threat of litigation from parties whom they have never met in their daily medical practice and who look nothing like the traditional patient. This book explores the...


Patient Treatment Adherence: Concepts, Interventions, and Measurement

by Hayden B. Bosworth, Eugene Z. Oddone & Morris Weinberger

This new book summarizes the adherence literature for a number of specific health behaviors and populations. It provides a comprehensive source on the conceptualization, interventions, and measurement of treatment...


Navigating the Healthcare Maze

by Jeff Knott

The primary purpose of this book is to empower readers and encourage them to become proactive consumer-patients. This book isn't an attempt to be politically correct, but is dedicated to providing tools that...


Patient Compliance: Sweetening the Pill

by Madhu Davies & Faiz Kermani

Vast global resources are ploughed into the delivery of treatment interventions ranging from diet and lifestyle advice to complex surgery. In all cases, whatever the intervention, unless the recipient is engaged...


Metabolic Syndrome. From Risk Factor to Management

by Michael J. Blaha & Rajesh Tota-Maharaj

Increased caloric intake, increased refined carbohydrate consumption, and physical inactivity have led to an explosion in the worldwide incidence of abdominal obesity and the emerging epidemic of insulin resistance,...


The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, the Patient, the Journey

by Roy B. Sessions & M. D. D. Pellegrino

The Cancer Experience instructs doctors, medical students, and health care workers involved in cancer care on the proper role of medicine, the role of doctors, and the opportunities for connecting with patients...


Humanizing Health Care: Creating Cultures of Compassion With Nonviolent Communication

by Melanie Sears

The tenets of Nonviolent Communication are applied to a variety of settings, including the workplace, the classroom, and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises,...


Fostering Reflection and Providing Feedback: Helping Others Learn from Experience

by Jane Westberg & Hilliard Jason

"This book is a treasure trove of practical suggestions for promoting reflections and feedback that is based upon sound educational theory and research. I recommend it highly."

- David M. Irby, PhD, Vice Dean...


Putting Patients First: Best Practices in Patient-Centered Care

by Susan B Frampton & Patrick A. Charmel

The second edition of Putting Patients First showcases what Planetree facilities and the Planetree organization have learned about the commitments, conditions, practices, and policies that are needed to do more...


Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine

by Danielle Ofri

In Singular Intimacies, which the New England Journal of Medicine said captured the "essence of becoming and being a doctor," Danielle Ofri led us into the hectic, constantly challenging world of big-city medicine....