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Queen of the Professions: The Rise and Decline of Medical Prestige and Power in America

by Charles E. McClelland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2014)

Queen of the Professions: The Rise and Decline of Medical Prestige and Power in America is a colorful yet authoritative work of social history offering readers a sturdy platform from which to confront looming...

Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

by Dennis Rosen Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison to those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and...

Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia

by Charles L. Bardes Bellevue Literary Press (April 22, 2014)

The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine.

Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 30, 2014)

Lung cancer is a disease long associated with smokers, but, the fact of the matter is, it can strike anyone. This book describes how this cancer develops, what the warning signs are, and how it can be treated....

Choosing Therapy: A Guide to Getting What You Need

by Ilyana Romanovsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2013)

Many people would like to begin therapy for a variety of issues, both big and small, but most people don’t know where to begin. Others quit therapy too soon because they don’t “fit” with their therapist....

Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond

by Zackary Berger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2013)

This book offers readers an insider’s assessment of doctor-patient communication and provides patients with strategies for making the most of their doctor’s visits.

Chicken Unga Fever

by Phil Whitaker Salt (November 01, 2018)

Is it a new strain of bird flu? A strange neurological condition characterised by an irresistible urge to eat poultry-based foods?

No, Chicken Unga Fever is a collection of the very best of Dr Phil Whitaker’s...

A Doctor's Sword

by Bob Jackson The Collins Press (August 01, 2016)

‘There followed a blue flash accompanied by a ver y bright magnesium-type flare … Then came a frighteningly loud but rather flat explosion, which was followed by a blast of hot air … All this was followed...

How to Be a Patient

by Sana Goldberg Harper Wave (March 15, 2019)

From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, RN, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive handbook to navigating common medical situations. From the routine to the unexpected, How to Be a...

The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, the Patient, the Journey

by Roy B. Sessions & D. D. D. Pellegrino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2012)

The Cancer Experience instructs doctors, medical students, and health care workers involved in cancer care on the proper role of medicine, the role of doctors, and the opportunities for connecting with patients...


by Gavin Francis Basic Books (May 08, 2018)

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...

How to Talk to Your Doctor

by Patricia A. Agnew Quill Driver Books (October 01, 2006)

Showing patients how to take control of their own health care, this guide reveals how to navigate the maze of prescriptions and tests and offers advice for those who act as medical advocates for their children,...

Bedside Manners

by Scott Reeves, Suzanne Gordon, Lisa Hayes & Lucian L. Leape ILR Press

In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the need for interprofessional cooperation in healthcare. Countless studies have shown that genuine teamwork and team intelligence are critical to patient...

Out of Practice

by Frederick M. Barken ILR Press

Primary care medicine, as we know and remember it, is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician...

Going into hospital?

by Oliver Warren, Bryony Dean Franklin & Charles Vincent Eastdown Publishing (September 14, 2015)

Hospitals are a constant presence in the lives of many people. Almost everyone will visit or go into hospital at some point in their life. This can be a confusing experience: the environment is strange, the...

Reflective Writing in Medical Practice

by Miriam A. Locher Multilingual Matters (June 05, 2017)

This book reports the results of a linguistic analysis of reflective written texts, produced during medical education or practice. It explores the topics and communication skills the authors write about, how...

Your Patient Safety Survival Guide

by Gretchen LeFever Watson & Leah Binder Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2017)

It takes a village to combat preventable errors and omissions that cause millions of deaths and sickness in our nation’s hospitals and care facilities. That is the message that sets Your Patient Safety Survival...

Meeting the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care

by Mayer B. Davidson & Stanley H Hsia American Diabetes Association (April 30, 2017)

Improving glycemic, lipid, and blood pressure outcomes is the essence of diabetes care. Maintaining consistently positive results is an ongoing challenge for every healthcare professional. After years of clinical...

Providing Health Care in the Context of Language Barriers

by Elizabeth A. Jacobs & Lisa C. Diamond Multilingual Matters (April 21, 2017)

Global migration continues to increase, and with it comes increasing linguistic diversity. This presents obvious challenges for both healthcare provider and patient, and the chapters in this volume represent...

I Gotta Have A Bottom Bunk, Doc!

by Milo M Farnham Md Green Ivy (January 31, 2017)

Dr. Milo Farnham attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, in Pre-Medicine, from 1949 to 1951. He then attended The University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science...

Your Health, Your Decisions

by Robert Alan McNutt The University of North Carolina Press (September 02, 2016)

In nearly every medical-decision-making encounter, the physician is at the center of the discussion, with the patient the recipient of the physician's decisions. Dr. Robert Alan McNutt starts from a very different...

By the Bedside of the Patient

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (January 11, 2016)

In By the Bedside of the Patient, Nortin Hadler places current efforts to reform medical education--from the undergraduate level through residency programs and on to continuing medical education--in historical...

Nortin Hadler's 4-Volume Healthcare Omnibus E-Book

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2013)

This four-volume Omnibus E-Book is a collection of Nortin Hadler's definitive works on the state of healthcare in America today. The set includes:

Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America...

Worried Sick

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2012)

Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful...

Medical Catastrophe

by Ronald W. Dworkin Md Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 17, 2017)

Unnecessary death rarely happens at the hands of doctors, but it does happen. Sometimes the cause is medical error. But sometimes the cause is politics. The issues underlying many medical catastrophes are numerous:...

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing: Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice

by Natalie Tobert & Michael Cornwall Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 21, 2016)

Providing much needed understandings of cultural differences in attitudes and beliefs towards issues such as illness, death and mental health, this book is a remedy against the cultural dissonance occurring...

Mastering Medical Photography of the Head and Neck

by Scott B. McCusker & Blaise Douros Thieme (November 25, 2016)

With contributions from an esteemed otolaryngologist, talented photographer, and multidisciplinary specialists, Mastering Medical Photography of the Head and Neck demystifies the process of medical photography....

What Your Doctor Really Thinks: Diagnosing the Doctor-Patient Relationship

by Ian Blumer Dundurn (November 01, 1999)

Ian Blumer looks at the doctor-patient relationship what your doctor will and wont tell you in the examining room.

The Fight of Our Life: A True Story of Crisis, Hope, and Love

by Catherine Hawley BPS Books (November 10, 2014)

The Fight of Our Life is Catherine Hawley's dramatic account of her battles with the health care system to attain rehabilitation and a higher quality of life for her husband -- at home -- allowing them more...

Medical Philosophy: A Philosophical Analysis of Patient Self-Perception in Diagnostics and Therapy

by David Låg Tomasi & Friedrich Luft Ibidem Press (October 04, 2016)

This innovative book clarifies the distinction between philosophy of medicine and medical philosophy, expanding the focus from the ‘knowing that’ of the first to the ‘knowing how’ of the latter. The idea...

Hippocrates' Shadow

by David H. Newman Scribner (September 09, 2008)

Everyone knows of the Hippocratic Oath, the famous invocation sworn by all neophyte physicians. But most don't realize that the father of modern medicine was an avid listener and a constant bedside presence....


by Ronald Epstein Scribner (January 24, 2017)

With his “deeply informed and compassionate book…Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a ‘moral imperative’ [for doctors] to do right by their patients” (New York Journal of Books).

The first book for the...

A Patient's Guide to Surgery

by Edward L. Bradley III & Editors of Consumer Reports Books University of Pennsylvania Press (August 05, 2015)

In a Patient's Guide to Surgery, Dr. Edward L. Bradley III explains all you need to know to prepare yourself for the surgical experience. This book describes how you can actively participate in the decision-making...