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Empathy and the practice of medicine : beyond pills and the scalpel

Author: Howard M Spiro; Yale University. School of Medicine.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This important book seeks to restore empathy to medical practice: to demonstrate how important it is for doctors to listen to their patients and to experience and understand what their patients are feeling. The treatment of medical illness today depends much more on science and technology than on the physician's ability to listen, comfort, and prescribe.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard M Spiro; Yale University. School of Medicine.
ISBN: 0300058403 9780300058406 9780300066708 0300066708
OCLC Number: 28377147
Notes: "Prepared under the auspices of the Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine."
Description: xi, 208 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard Selzer --
Empathy : An introduction ; What is empathy and can it be taught? / Howard M. Spiro --
I. The practice of empathy --
Sketches from a surgeon's notebook / George S. Bascom --
A deep dying / John Stone --
Travels in the Valley of the Shadow / Joanne Lynn --
Letters of intent / Michael A. Lacombe --
II. The teaching of empathy --
The pre-med as a metaphor of antipathy / Harold J. Morowitz --
Doctors, nurses, and empathy / Jeanne Levasseur and David R. Vance --
The empathic physician : nature and nurture / Shimon M. Glick --
... And the least of these is empathy / Richard L. Landau --
Selective empathy / Richard E. Peschel and Enid Peschel --
Science, pedagogy, and the transformation of empathy in medicine / Stanley Joel Reiser --
III. The theory of empathy --
Lessons in empathy : literature, art and medicine / Helle Mathiasen and Joseph S. Alpert --
The narrative road to empathy / Rita Charon --
Empathy : using resonance emotions in the service of curiosity / Jodi Halpern --
Empathic immersion / Peter Kramer --
Epilogue / Howard M. Spiro.
Responsibility: edited by Howard M. Spiro [and others].

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