By the Bedside of the Patient
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|Author||: Nortin M. Hadler, M.D.|
|Editor||: UNC Press Books|
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 context. In doing so, he traces the evolution of medical school curricula, residency and fellowship programs, and the clinical practices they promoted. Hadler examines crucial junctures in history to locate the seeds for reform. Some believe that medical education and training should highlight literature, ethics, and culture, while others emphasize science and efficiency to abbreviate the time from entry to licensure. Neither of these approaches, Hadler argues, maintains or improves patient care, which should be at the core of medical education and practice. Hadler contends that most reform attempted thus far constitutes, at best, little more than a reshuffling of the basic curriculum and, at worst, an augmenting of medicine's predilection to measure, grade, and record. Examining generational changes in medical education, Hadler mines sixty years of training and practice to identify mistaken approaches and best practices. Ultimately, in the contemporary era of managed care, Hadler argues for a clinical practice that draws on the best available scientific knowledge, transmits the wisdom of experienced clinicians, reforges an empathetic relationship between physician and patient, and treats each patient as an individual--all centered on restoring the mandate to care.
|Author||: Robert M. Fleisher|
Bedside Manner: How to Gain Your Patients' Respect, Love & Loyalty is the definitive textbook on bedside manner. This book teaches all healthcare providers how to manage the needs, wants and fears of their patients. Bedside Manner explores a multitude of techniques to make better doctors, all based on Dr. Fleisher's six pillars of great bedside manner: compassion, communication, confidence, character, class and comedy/charisma. Every healthcare provider and every patient benefits from a great bedside manner. Through lessons, scripts, the shared experiences of Dr. Fleisher and other specialists and their staff members, and an extra dollop of humor, Bedside Manner guides health-care practitioners of any age through simple steps to improve their attitude, their patient care, their practice, and even the quality of their own lives while also protecting against lawsuits. Seems like a big promise? Bedside Manner is a big idea that has been executed brilliantly. Bedside Manner is not just about charisma. By developing and instituting practice management systems, Dr. Fleisher teaches how office design, employee and doctor scripts, interpersonal techniques, and the six pillars of bedside manner combine to build a practice and to make sure your patients remain loyal, are kept happy, and love you. Bedside Manner is not just for new practitioners. Any competent practitioner with a sincere desire to provide better care, build his or her practice and avoid lawsuits can do so if they follow the program set out in, Bedside Manner: How to Gain Your Patients' Respect, Love & Loyalty. Bedside Manner is not just for doctors. Everyone in the allied healthcare professions who comes in contact with patients needs to have the knowledge and skills described in the pages of this book. Physicians, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, assistants, physical therapists, nutritionists, are just a few of the practitioners who need to read Bedside Manner. It is page after page of transformative magic.
|Author||: Shareef Mahdavi|
Why is it that some businesses seem to get it when it comes to customer experience, while others miss it completely? The same could be said of medical practices. Doctors are constantly looking for new ways to improve their practices. The problem is they're often looking in the wrong places. Beyond Bedside Manner guides the practice to redefine the doctor-patient relationship in ways that create much more value for the doctor, the patient, and the practice. With insights gained across 3 decades of working with practices across many specialties, author Shareef Mahdavi shows the way to build the modern practice based on creating a memorable patient experience on par with our best customer experiences.
|Author||: David Watts|
|Editor||: Broadway Books|
A series of vignettes and anecdotes examines the practice of modern-day medicine in a revealing study of the practical realities and emotional truths underlying the doctor-patient relationship that offers important lessons for healers, as well as those who are seeking help, about what happens during a open dialogue about vital issues of health and mortality. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
|Author||: Peter Tate,Francesca Frame|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
This unique book draws upon a collection of essays and personal reflections by Dr Peter Tate, covering at least half a century of his experience of trying to understand, define and improve communication between doctors and patients. Adopting a light, conversational and often humorous tone, the book covers a broad range of situations encountered during the lead author’s career as a general practitioner, his seminal research into understanding doctor-patient communication, and his subsequent role in both teaching and developing the internationally-recognised Royal College of General Practice’s membership video examination. This book demonstrates that clinical experiences, both professional and personal, are fundamental to our perception of what is important and what matters most in medicine. Key features: Unique and personal account of the development of this vital but often overlooked aspect of medicine Engaging and light-hearted, yet academically rigorous Draws on experiences gathered during clinical practice, research and teaching From the authors of the popular The Doctor’s Communication Handbook, now in its eighth edition In reading Bedside Matters doctors, and particularly general practitioners, will not only learn from the author’s experiences, but will be encouraged to reflect on their own clinical and personal experiences, and to use these to better understand and improve their own communication techniques. The author: Peter Tate is a retired General Practitioner, UK With editorial contributions from: Francesca Frame, a General Practitioner based in Cambridgeshire, UK
|Author||: Bsn Magnus Moore|
|Editor||: Gray Matter Imprints|
Oncology Nurse, Christine Magnus Moore, stood by the bedside of cancer patients for many years, caring for them as they endured major surgeries, chemotherapy and even the aftermath of grueling bone marrow transplants. They fought a battle with an enemy in their bodies: cancer. Some triumphed and some did not. Fighting for her patients' health, she thought of herself as a soldier on the battlefield and was amazed at how they dealt with their difficult road and that they often thanked her with a smile. As connected as she felt to her patients, she didn't fully comprehend the courage it took to confront cancer every day until she became one of them. Christine navigates the rough road involved with cancer treatment, experiencing exhaustion beyond belief, debilitating nausea and pain, and other side effects which are overwhelmingly more difficult than she'd ever imagined. Her road is arduous and humbling and she is taxed to her core in every way: emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Living on the other side of the bedside, she feels vulnerable when some of the doctors and nurses she's worked with become her caregivers...on top of all that her love life begins to present challenges as well. Christine emerges a cancer survivor and gains a profound understanding of the suffering her patients had weathered, discovering that her life has been re-calibrated. She embraces her higher purpose with an amplified vigor and empathy to help others dealing with the disease. Through the darkest of times, she finds the deepest grief and tears can produce the greatest strength and passion.
|Author||: Suzanne Gordon,Lisa Hayes,Scott Reeves|
|Editor||: Cornell University 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 safety. Poor communication among health care personnel is a major factor in hospital errors, even more so than the level of staff competence and experience. This is why many schools for health professionals and major health care employers now promote interprofessional education and cooperation. Bedside Manners is a play about workplace relations among physicians, nurses, others who work in health care, and patients—and how their interaction affects the quality of patient care, for better or worse. The accompanying workbook helps educators, managers, patient safety advocates, administrators, and union representatives to analyze and discuss the issues raised in the play. When presented in hospitals, universities, and health care conferences all over the United States, Bedside Manners invariably sparks a vibrant conversation about patient safety problems and how to solve them, job satisfaction and stress, and the importance of information sharing and mutual respect. As text or script, this play is a unique teaching tool for medical and nursing schools, and other health professional schools and continuing education programs involving health care clinicians and staff of all kinds.
|Author||: David J. Rothman|
|Editor||: Transaction Publishers|
This study of the transformation of the relationship between doctors and patients from the mid-Sixties to the mid-Seventies has acquired the status of a minor classic. In this paperback edition the author has added an afterword on patient autonomy that encompasses some more recent changes in the practice of medicine and the evolving field loosely, but inexactly, characterized as bioethics. He has left intact his portrayal of the earlier, epochal changes that are the subject of the book.
|Author||: Nortin M. Hadler|
|Editor||: University of North Carolina Press|
"Nortin Hadler places current efforts to reform medical school curricula and residency programs in historical context, tracing the evolution of medical school curricula, residency and fellowship programs, and clinical practices and examining crucial junctures to locate the seeds for reform. Some believe that medical education and training should highlight literature, ethics, and culture, while others emphasize science and efficiency to abbreviate the time from entry to licensure. In practice, neither of these approaches maintains or improves patient care, which, Hadler argues, should be at the core of medical education and practice"--
|Author||: Stanley J. Resier|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
A comprehensive examination of concepts and strategies for humane and effective usage of health care technology. The authors provide a multidisciplinary framework for practitioners, educators, policy makers, and the public to utilize in health care decision making.
|Author||: Laura Batz Townsend,Rachel Armbruster|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
The Story: Every day in the United States an estimated 550 people die from preventable medical errors, which is approximately 200,000 people a year, making it the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. (Healthgrades 2004) On April 14, my mom, Louise Batz, went to have knee replacement surgery. That night, a medical error caused Mom to sustain an injury from which she could not recover. She lost her life eleven days later. The Mission: The mission of the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation is to help prevent medical errors by ensuring that patients and families have the knowledge they need to promote a safe hospital experience for their loved ones and to support innovative advancements in patient safety. Our greatest hope is that families, patients, and caregivers will work together as a TEAM to improve safety in our hospitals. The Use of the Guide: Our hope is that you and your family can use this guide in order to improve the quality of your loved one's hospital stay. We hope that by using the guide, you will be better equipped to aid the care team in the reduction of adverse events. Organize your questions and concerns as soon as you learn about an upcoming surgery or procedure. This packet will be useful during pre-surgery appointments, during your time in the hospital, at home post-surgery and for follow up visits and appointments. We encourage you to include personal questions based on feelings or concerns and utilize the questions provided in the Batz Guide for Bedside Advocacy. What's in the Guide: In this guide you will find all sorts of tools that will help you in all aspects of your hospital stay. You will find places to store personal information such as medication logs, the names of your medical team, and surgery summaries; you will find information on who to contact in case of emergency, charts of who is in charge, and who to call to get things done; and you will find advice, definitions, must ask questions, and places to keep and store all of those little details that can and will help keep you or your loved one more safe.
|Author||: Farokh Erach Udwadia|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
The mechanization of medicine has submerged, its humanism. The physician no longer ministers to a distinctive person but concern himself with a particular malfunctioning organ. The distressed patient is frequently forgotten or relegated to the background. A thought process is essential for discussing and understanding a symptom. This book, for the first time brings the doctor to the bedside of the patient for history, clinical examination, investigation, and finally the diagnosis. This book discusses the art of medicine in a simple dialogue style- between the patient and the doctor- and shows through bedside teaching, the treatment of an illness or a disease, rather than the patient. This illustrated volume containing twenty case studies sensitizes the reader to look a patient holistically, not just the body, but mind and emotions too. This unique volume teaches medicinal science as an art of healing, where modern medicine is not just restricted to science and technology.
|Author||: Terry Hannan|
This short book documents a series of unique interpersonal human encounters between a physician Dr Terry Hannan and his patients. These encounters have occurred over a period of more than forty-five years of direct patient care as a physician in Internal Medicine and an interspersed 12-year interval as a Palliative Care physician. This personal journey highlights the profound depths of human encounters that can occur during the distress of people being unwell-physical disease or dis-ease (the latter describing those who have the physical manifestations of severe stress). The verbal and physical release from short or long-term inner torment has not only a profound effect on the patient (often healing) but also on those at the bedside who were willing to 'listen and read the signs'.The ability to 'listen' and allow the sufferer to be at ease with their clinical state is inherently a learnt process and at no stage in the medical professional's life does it become easier. It becomes an art only when the listener becomes at ease with their own humanity and their individual limitations. Quite often this intimate listening involves confronting one's own death or loss as well as that occurring in the patient. Why I as a physician have been able to be the conduit for the people in this book (and others I have treated) I cannot fully explain. I do know that I am more at ease with the tasks involved because those whose lives I touched also provided me with healing and eased my journey through life.While writing these words I am reminded of a personal incident as junior doctor in the 1970s when I was less wise and obviously did not recognize aspects of my own self. In an old army style open ward hospital, I was communicating with a patient when an elderly Greek man across the ward beckoned me to come and he said, "You are like the great Greek physician Asclepius (or Asklepios) because of your ability to listen." I hope I have fulfilled his definition of me.Dr Terry J. Hannan
|Author||: Koshin Paley Ellison,Matt Weingast|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind. Contributors include Anyen Rinpoche, Coleman Barks, Craig D. Blinderman, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joshua Bright, Ira Byock, Robert Chodo Campbell, Rafael Campo, Ajahn Chah, Ram Dass, Kirsten DeLeo, Issan Dorsey, Mark Doty, Norman Fischer, Nick Flynn, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Shodo Harada Roshi, Tony Hoagland, Marie Howe, Fernando Kawai, Michael Kearney, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Stanley Kunitz, Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Judy Lief, Betsy MacGregor, Diane E. Meier, W. S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Frank Ostaseski, Rachel Naomi Remen, Larry Rosenberg, Rumi, Cicely Saunders, Senryu, Jason Shinder, Derek Walcott, Radhule B. Weininger.
|Author||: Kathryn McPherson|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
Nursing embodies the seemingly timeless characteristics of feminine healing, caring, and nurturing, yet this archetypally female vocation also boasts a distinctive and complex history. Bedside Matters traces four generations of Canadian nurses to explore changes in who became nurses, what work they performed, and how they organized to defend their occupational interests. Whether in the apprenticeship method of the early twentieth century or in the present day restructuring of hospital work, the position of nurses within the health-care system has been structured by class, gender, and ethnic and racial relations. Located between the doctors and untrained or subsidiary patient-care attendants, nurses have struggled to define the boundaries of their occupation vis à vis other members of the health-care hierarchy, even as tensions between bedside and administrative nurses created divisions within nursing itself. Focusing on the daily labours of 'ordinary nurses', McPherson argues that the persisting sex-typing of nursing as women's work has meant that gender consistently complicated nursing's easy categorization as either professional or proletariat. Combining archival records and oral histories, the author shows how nurses, in their work, activities, and social and sexual attitudes, sought recognition as skilled workers in the health-care system. Previously published by Oxford University Press
|Author||: Aida Alvinius|
|Editor||: BoD – Books on Demand|
Social and behavioral science has for decades studied and recognized leadership as a social exchange between leaders and followers. But leadership is rather complex, and as such, it tends to lead to an increased interest within and across different disciplines. This book is an attempt to provide theoretical and empirical framework to better understand leadership challenges in various contexts. The authors cover an array of themes that span from an individual level to an organizational and societal level. In this volume, two sections are presented. The first section based on individual level focuses on different leadership styles and abilities, and the other section provides theories to understand leadership in public administration, in industrial settings and in nonprofit organizations.
|Author||: Carolyn Jarvis|
Learn to successfully assess your patient in the hospital setting with this new and unique DVD! Full-motion videos show you how to conduct shift assessments on both a surgical and a medical patient, with real nurses demonstrating proper assessment techniques with rationales. Plus, anatomy and physiology overlays, animations, bulleted summary points, and developmental and cultural highlights reinforce your learning and help you understand how to conduct a physical examination of the bedside patient as a bridge to clinical practice. Dynamic full-motion video, with real nurses examining a medical and a surgical patient to help you understand how to conduct critical reassessments of hospitalized patients. Animations and illustration overlays depicting physiologic processes with narrative explanations that clarify underlying concepts and show what to expect to find beneath the surface of the skin. Developmental and cultural highlights address special considerations for patients of various ages and ethnicities and prepare you to confidently assess anyone.
|Author||: Anne Harris|
|Editor||: Author House|
Have you ever wondered what goes on in a nearby hospital? Who cares for the patients? What is good care and what is not? If you are not a healthcare professional, or have one in your family you may have some basic idea, but what are the problems I should be aware of? Maybe you're asking, "Where does all the money go for operating such a facility?" Even basic questions like what kind of food is served there, and why? How can I change something I did not like about that hospital? Who are these people caring for my loved one? There are so many questions for so many people to be answered. This book will give the reader guidance on all of these questions and much more. Going home from the hospital? Now what? Written for the lay person, patient, and family member who wants and need to know what is needed at the bedside.