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Doctor, your patient will see you now : gaining the upper hand in your medical care

Author: Steven Z Kussin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
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Patients increasingly and correctly feel that they are on their own in an impersonal and dangerous medical system. Offering an insider's perspective, Kussin's book teaches readers how to be better patients in order to get better care, offers access to industrial-strength resources, and promotes an attitude that will prevent alienation and manipulation. The guidance offered in this book will empower the healthy and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Z Kussin
ISBN: 9781442210592 1442210591
OCLC Number: 698450351
Awards: Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Health 2012.
Description: xvii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. War : the battle of medical epistemologies --
pt. 2. A medical day. The office --
The hospital --
Medical on-call --
The emergency room --
pt. 3. Choosing your doctor. Introduction --
College and medical school : setting the stage --
Brains --
Communication --
Empathy --
Style --
Second opinions --
pt. 4. Choosing your hospital. Introduction --
Staying local --
Abandon ship! --
Searching for solutions --
pt. 5. Hospital dangers and how to prevent them. Introduction --
Medication errors --
Hospital-acquired infections --
Isolation.
Responsibility: Steven Z. Kussin.

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Patients increasingly and correctly feel that they are on their own in an impersonal and dangerous medical system. Offering an insider's perspective, Kussin's book teaches readers how to be better patients in order to get better care, offers access to industrial-strength resources, and promotes an attitude that will prevent alienation and manipulation. The guidance offered in this book will empower the healthy and prevent error and misadventures in the ill. "Doctor, your patient will see you now" enables patients to arrive at their own valid and authentic opinions and act on them in partnership with their clinicians or, if necessary, independently.

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Dr. Steven Z. Kussin addresses not a particular group of patients but the world at large. A bad car accident 10 years ago prompted him to reflect at length on the "process and philosophy" of medical Read more...

 
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