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Silence kills : speaking out and saving lives

Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, 2007.
Series: Medical humanities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The dozen personal essays in this collection, from patients and their caregivers, nurses, social workers, and physicians, address the devastating human results that can occur from a lack of communication and understanding among those in the health care profession. Medical error - much of it traceable to simple lack of communication - costs billions of dollars each year, in addition to the less quantifiable costs of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Essays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Gutkind
ISBN: 9780870745188 0870745182
OCLC Number: 144770648
Description: xviii, 152 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's note / Lee Gutkind --
Foreword: toward a more caring, and curing, health system / Karen Wolk Feinstein --
Introduction / Abraham Verghese --
The good doctor / Helena Studer --
Missing / Merilee D. Karr --
Mrs. Kelly / Paul Austin --
Non pro nobis / John Bess --
Saving my breath / Tamara Dean --
Watching my mother hallucinate / Diana Hume George --
Foreign bodies / Grace Talusan --
You have the right to remain silent / Pamela Skjolsvik --
See the difference / Sue William Silverman --
Keeping up appearances / Leslie Einhaus --
Do no harm / Pamela Lane --
In praise of osmosis / Jill Drumm.
Series Title: Medical humanities.
Responsibility: edited by Lee Gutkind ; foreword by Karen Wolk Feinstein ; introduction by Abraham Verghese.
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