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The human side of medicine : learning what it's like to be a patient and what it's like to be a physician

Author: Laurence A Savett
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Auburn House, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work makes two propositions: first, that it is as important for a physician to master the human side of medicine as its biology and technology, and second, that the human side can be taught. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence A Savett
ISBN: 0865693188 9780865693180 0865693196 9780865693197
OCLC Number: 48132364
Description: xxxiv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. What it's like to be a patient --
1. Medical care starts with the patient's story --
2. Learning from end-of-life stories --
3. Time --
4. Learning from patients' experiences --
5. Learning from students' experiences --
6. Learning about uncertainty --
7. Learning how patients handle illness --
pt. 2. What it's like to be a physician --
8. A day in the life of a physician --
9. The medical history --
10. Diagnosis : how physicians reason --
11. Treatment and prognosis --
12. Medicine is a collaborative profession --
13. Rituals --
14. Language and communication --
15. What can go wrong --
16. The physician as professional --
17. Values and dealing with change --
18. Becoming a physician : the evolution of a career --
pt. 3. The doctor-patient relationship --
19. The qualities of the doctor-patient relationship --
20. What can go wrong with the doctor-patient relationship --
21. Addressing some of the myths about the doctor-patient relationship --
pt. 4. The human side of medicine : bringing it all together --
22. Another look at a day in the life of a physician --
pt. 5. Teaching the human side of medicine --
23. Teaching the human side of medicine --
pt. 6. Summing up --
24. Fashioning the best system of medical care possible : what would be ideal for the patient ; what would be ideal for the physician --
25. Epilogue and my personal journey.
Responsibility: Laurence A. Savett ; foreword by William H. Harvey.

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