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|Author||: Richard Reynolds,John Stone,Lois LaCivita Nixon,Delese Wear|
|Publsiher||: Free Press|
|Total Pages||: 414|
|Genre||: Literary Collections|
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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.
|Author||: Howard Brody|
|Publsiher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 312|
Download Stories of Sickness Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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
|Author||: Barry Cassidy,J Dennis Blessing|
|Publsiher||: F.A. Davis|
|Total Pages||: 224|
Download Ethics and Professionalism Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The “first of its kind”—a case-based ethics text designed specifically for PAs!
|Author||: Michael Angrosino|
|Publsiher||: Infinity Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 163|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
Download Blessed with Enough Foolishness Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.
|Author||: Sandra Lee Kleppe|
|Total Pages||: 200|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
Download The Poetry of Raymond Carver Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.
|Author||: Thomas Alured Faunce|
|Publsiher||: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers|
|Total Pages||: 651|
|Genre||: Political Science|
Download Pilgrims in Medicine Conscience Legalism and Human Rights Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.
|Author||: John K Crellin|
|Publsiher||: CRC Press|
|Total Pages||: 152|
Download Public Expectations and Physicians Responsibilities Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.
|Author||: Ronald Schleifer,Jerry B. Vannatta|
|Publsiher||: Springer Nature|
|Total Pages||: 297|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
Download Literature and Medicine Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.
|Author||: Shannon Hengen,Ashley Thomson|
|Publsiher||: Scarecrow Press|
|Total Pages||: 456|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
Download Margaret Atwood Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.
|Author||: Victoria Tischler|
|Publsiher||: CRC Press|
|Total Pages||: 176|
Download Mental Health Psychiatry and the Arts Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
'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
|Author||: Matthew A. Butkus|
|Publsiher||: Gegensatz Press|
|Total Pages||: 544|
Download Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.
|Author||: Kathryn Montgomery|
|Publsiher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 246|
Download How Doctors Think Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Defines the nature and importance of clinical judgement. Although physicians make use of science, this book argues that medicine is not itself a science, but rather an interpretive practice that relies on clinical reasoning. It also contends that there can be adverse side effects to assuming that medicine is strictly science.
|Author||: Solomon Posen|
|Publsiher||: Radcliffe Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 298|
Download The Doctor in Literature Private life Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.