When Doctors Become Patients by Robert Klitzman

When Doctors Become Patients
  • Title : When Doctors Become Patients
  • Author : Robert Klitzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195327675
  • Pages : 333
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For many doctors, their role as powerful healer precludes thoughts of ever getting sick themselves. When they do, it initiates a profound shift of awareness-- not only in their sense of their selves, which is invariably bound up with the "invincible doctor" role, but in the way that they view their patients and the doctor-patient relationship. While some books have been written from first-person perspectives on doctors who get sick-- by Oliver Sacks among them-- and TV shows like "House" touch on the topic, never has there been a "systematic, integrated look" at what the experience is like for doctors who get sick, and what it can teach us about our current health care system and more broadly, the experience of becoming ill.The psychiatrist Robert Klitzman here weaves together gripping first-person accounts of the experience of doctors who fall ill and see the other side of the coin, as a patient. The accounts reveal how dramatic this transformation can be-- a spiritual journey for some, a radical change of identity for others, and for some a new way of looking at the risks and benefits of treatment options. For most however it forever changes the way they treat their own patients. These questions are important not just on a human interest level, but for what they teach us about medicine in America today. While medical technology advances, the health care system itself has become more complex and frustrating, and physician-patient trust is at an all-time low. The experiences offered here are unique resource that point the way to a more humane future.


When Doctors Become Patients by Robert Klitzman

When Doctors Become Patients
  • Title : When Doctors Become Patients
  • Author : Robert Klitzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199748396
  • Pages : 344
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For many doctors, their role as powerful healer precludes thoughts of ever getting sick themselves. When they do, it initiates a profound shift of awareness-- not only in their sense of their selves, which is invariably bound up with the "invincible doctor" role, but in the way that they view their patients and the doctor-patient relationship. While some books have been written from first-person perspectives on doctors who get sick-- by Oliver Sacks among them-- and TV shows like "House" touch on the topic, never has there been a "systematic, integrated look" at what the experience is like for doctors who get sick, and what it can teach us about our current health care system and more broadly, the experience of becoming ill. The psychiatrist Robert Klitzman here weaves together gripping first-person accounts of the experience of doctors who fall ill and see the other side of the coin, as a patient. The accounts reveal how dramatic this transformation can be-- a spiritual journey for some, a radical change of identity for others, and for some a new way of looking at the risks and benefits of treatment options. For most however it forever changes the way they treat their own patients. These questions are important not just on a human interest level, but for what they teach us about medicine in America today. While medical technology advances, the health care system itself has become more complex and frustrating, and physician-patient trust is at an all-time low. The experiences offered here are unique resource that point the way to a more humane future.


How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

How Doctors Think
  • Title : How Doctors Think
  • Author : Jerome Groopman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780547348636
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong—with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can—with our help—avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.


What Doctors Feel by Danielle Ofri

What Doctors Feel
  • Title : What Doctors Feel
  • Author : Danielle Ofri
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807073334
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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A look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as they guide patients and families through some of life’s most challenging moments. But doctors’ emotional responses to the life-and-death dramas of everyday practice have a profound impact on medical care. And while much has been written about the minds and methods of the medical professionals who save our lives, precious little has been said about their emotions. In What Doctors Feel, Dr. Danielle Ofri has taken on the task of dissecting the hidden emotional responses of doctors, and how these directly influence patients. How do the stresses of medical life—from paperwork to grueling hours to lawsuits to facing death—affect the medical care that doctors can offer their patients? Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Ofri examines the daunting range of emotions—shame, anger, empathy, frustration, hope, pride, occasionally despair, and sometimes even love—that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection. Drawing on scientific studies, including some surprising research, Dr. Danielle Ofri offers up an unflinching look at the impact of emotions on health care. With her renowned eye for dramatic detail, Dr. Ofri takes us into the swirling heart of patient care, telling stories of caregivers caught up and occasionally torn down by the whirlwind life of doctoring. She admits to the humiliation of an error that nearly killed one of her patients and her forever fear of making another. She mourns when a beloved patient is denied a heart transplant. She tells the riveting stories of an intern traumatized when she is forced to let a newborn die in her arms, and of a doctor whose daily glass of wine to handle the frustrations of the ER escalates into a destructive addiction. But doctors don’t only feel fear, grief, and frustration. Ofri also reveals that doctors tell bad jokes about “toxic sock syndrome,” cope through gallows humor, find hope in impossible situations, and surrender to ecstatic happiness when they triumph over illness. The stories here reveal the undeniable truth that emotions have a distinct effect on how doctors care for their patients. For both clinicians and patients, understanding what doctors feel can make all the difference in giving and getting the best medical care.


Also Human by Caroline Elton

Also Human
  • Title : Also Human
  • Author : Caroline Elton
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473537622
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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_____________________________ 'A furious dispatch from the front line of the hospital system.' THE TIMES, Book of the Week _____________________________ Doctors are the people we turn to in our darkest moments. We trust them with our lives. But what does that stress do to a person? What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a healthcare system stretched to breaking point? To make decisions that will change lives – or possibly end them? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears, when they are expected to have all the answers? Caroline Elton is a psychologist who, for two decades, has specialised in helping doctors: the obstetrician whose own fertility treatment failed; the trainee oncologist struggling to face patients with the disease that killed her father; the brilliant neurosurgeon whose career stalled in an environment hostile to women; and many more. Drawing on extraordinary case studies and decades of work supporting clinicians, Also Human presents a provocative, perceptive and deeply humane examination of the modern medical profession. _____________________________ 'Written with perceptive sympathy for the wounded healer, it is necessary reading for both doctors and patients.' HILARY MANTEL 'Crucial and timely.' ATUL GAWANDE 'Fascinating and troubling. Read it and weep.' SUSIE ORBACH 'Haunting, beautiful and urgent.' JOHANN HARI 'At the heart of this book is the problem of how emotional resilience can be identified in prospective doctors and strengthened in practising doctors. We are fallible human beings, not omniscient gods.' HENRY MARSH, SUNDAY TIMES


When doctors and patients talk by Martin Fischer,Gill Ereaut

When doctors and patients talk
  • Title : When doctors and patients talk
  • Author : Martin Fischer,Gill Ereaut
  • Publisher : The Health Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 1906461414
  • Pages : 58
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  • Language : English
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What Patients Say, what Doctors Hear by Danielle Ofri

What Patients Say, what Doctors Hear
  • Title : What Patients Say, what Doctors Hear
  • Author : Danielle Ofri
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807062634
  • Pages : 242
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  • Language : English
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"Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to "make their case" to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. ... Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us."--Jacket.


When Doctors Don't Listen by Dr. Leana Wen,Dr. Joshua Kosowsky

When Doctors Don't Listen
  • Title : When Doctors Don't Listen
  • Author : Dr. Leana Wen,Dr. Joshua Kosowsky
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 0312594917
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Discusses how to avoid harmful medical mistakes, offering advice on such topics as working with a busy doctor, communicating the full story of an illness, evaluating test risks, and obtaining a working diagnosis.


The Heavens Are All Blue by Finbar Lennon,Kathleen McGarry

The Heavens Are All Blue
  • Title : The Heavens Are All Blue
  • Author : Finbar Lennon,Kathleen McGarry
  • Publisher : Hachette Books Ireland
  • ISBN Code : 9781529362459
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On Becoming a Doctor by Tania Heller

On Becoming a Doctor
  • Title : On Becoming a Doctor
  • Author : Tania Heller
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9781402247606
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way. On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path. This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You: Financing all of the costs of medical school The ups and downs of working with insurance companies Perspectives on a variety of medical fields The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey Interviews with doctors in many different specialties Working with other doctors and the administration On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.


Compassionomics by Anthony Mazzarelli,Stephen Trzeciak

Compassionomics
  • Title : Compassionomics
  • Author : Anthony Mazzarelli,Stephen Trzeciak
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781622181063
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Designing Babies by Robert Klitzman

Designing Babies
  • Title : Designing Babies
  • Author : Robert Klitzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190054476
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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Since the first "test tube baby" was born over 40 years ago, In Vitro Fertilization and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) have advanced in extraordinary ways, producing millions of babies. An estimated 20% of American couples use infertility services to help them conceive, and that number is growing. Such technologies permit thousands of people, including gay and lesbian couples and single parents, to have offspring. Couples can now transmit or avoid passing on certain genes to their children, including those for chronic disease and, probably sometime soon, height and eye color as well. Prospective parents routinely choose even the sex of their future child and whether or not to have twins. The possibilities of this rapidly developing technology are astounding-especially in the United States, where the procedures are practically unregulated and a large commercial market for buying and selling human eggs is swiftly growing. New gene-editing technology, known as CRISPR, allows for even more direct manipulation of embryos' genes. As these possibilities are increasingly realized, potential parents, doctors, and policy-makers face complex and critical questions about the use-or possible misuse-of ARTs. Designing Babies confronts these questions, examining the ethical, social, and policy concerns surrounding reproductive technology. Based on in-depth interviews with providers and patients, Robert Klitzman explores how individuals and couples are facing quandaries of whether, when, and how to use ARTs. He articulates the full range of these crucial issues, from the economic pressures patients face to the moral and social challenges they encounter as they make decisions which will profoundly shape the life of their offspring. In doing so, he reveals the broader social and biological implications of controlling genetics, ultimately arguing for closer regulation of procedures which affect the lives of generations to come and the future of our species as a whole.


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air
  • Title : When Breath Becomes Air
  • Author : Paul Kalanithi
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN Code : 081298840X
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title.


Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer

Twelve Patients
  • Title : Twelve Patients
  • Author : Eric Manheimer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781455509973
  • Pages : 195
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A former medical director of Bellevue Hospital in New York offers stories from the case histories of twelve patients, ranging from a homeless man to a prominent Wall Street financier, to humanize current social issues.


Checklist Manifesto, The (HB) by Atul Gawande

Checklist Manifesto, The (HB)
  • Title : Checklist Manifesto, The (HB)
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • ISBN Code : 0670084409
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies-neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference.


Let patients heltp : a patient "engagement" handbook - how doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better care by Dave DeBronkart,Danny Sands

Let patients heltp : a patient
  • Title : Let patients heltp : a patient "engagement" handbook - how doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better care
  • Author : Dave DeBronkart,Danny Sands
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781466306493
  • Pages : 102
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Concise reasons, tips & methods for making patient engagement effective. The third book by e-Patient Dave, cancer beater, blogger, internationally known keynote speaker and advocate for patient engagement; co-founder and past co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Profile: www.ePatientDave.com/about-dave The book's web page: http://epatientdave.com/let-patients-help Buyers of the earlier pre-release editions will be offered 50% off on this final edition. Stay tuned for details.


On Becoming a Healer by Saul J. Weiner

On Becoming a Healer
  • Title : On Becoming a Healer
  • Author : Saul J. Weiner
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421437813
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion to help personalize the lessons for individual learners.


In Shock by Rana Awdish

In Shock
  • Title : In Shock
  • Author : Rana Awdish
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250119227
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” —The Washington Post Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance. Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, In Shock allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all. As Dr. Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.


When We Do Harm by Danielle Ofri

When We Do Harm
  • Title : When We Do Harm
  • Author : Danielle Ofri
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0807037885
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Practicing physician and acclaimed author Danielle Ofri investigates how medical error could be killing 10% of patients and causing 33% of hospital deaths. Although staggering success has been the dominant theme in medicine for centuries, that narrative leaves no space for discussion around the potential adverse outcomes of medical treatment. Through research and interviews with physicians, nurses, administrators, and many patients, Dr. Ofri explores the causes of medical error, and points to the changes needed to reduce risk of negative outcomes--including death. She advocates for changes as small (and proven) as checklists and as large as full-scale culture shifts in the relationship between medical staff and their patients. Woven through the book is the particularly harrowing tale of one patient, Jay, whose experience with a seemingly innocuous mistake likely cost him his life. These stories force us to reconsider what happens when the medical system does us harm.


The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment by Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment
  • Title : The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309262054
  • Pages : 158
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  • Language : English
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In 1996, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care. In that report, the IOM Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine found telemedicine is similar in most respects to other technologies for which better evidence of effectiveness is also being demanded. Telemedicine, however, has some special characteristics-shared with information technologies generally-that warrant particular notice from evaluators and decision makers. Since that time, attention to telehealth has continued to grow in both the public and private sectors. Peer-reviewed journals and professional societies are devoted to telehealth, the federal government provides grant funding to promote the use of telehealth, and the private technology industry continues to develop new applications for telehealth. However, barriers remain to the use of telehealth modalities, including issues related to reimbursement, licensure, workforce, and costs. Also, some areas of telehealth have developed a stronger evidence base than others. The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) sponsored the IOM in holding a workshop in Washington, DC, on August 8-9 2012, to examine how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. health care system. HRSA asked the IOM to focus on the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend the reach of scarce resources while also emphasizing the quality and value in the delivery of health care services. This workshop summary discusses the evolution of telehealth since 1996, including the increasing role of the private sector, policies that have promoted or delayed the use of telehealth, and consumer acceptance of telehealth. The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary discusses the current evidence base for telehealth, including available data and gaps in data; discuss how technological developments, including mobile telehealth, electronic intensive care units, remote monitoring, social networking, and wearable devices, in conjunction with the push for electronic health records, is changing the delivery of health care in rural and urban environments. This report also summarizes actions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can undertake to further the use of telehealth to improve health care outcomes while controlling costs in the current health care environment.


Snowball in a Blizzard by Steven Hatch

Snowball in a Blizzard
  • Title : Snowball in a Blizzard
  • Author : Steven Hatch
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465098576
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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There’s a running joke among radiologists: finding a tumor in a mammogram is akin to finding a snowball in a blizzard. A bit of medical gallows humor, this simile illustrates the difficulties of finding signals (the snowball) against a background of noise (the blizzard). Doctors are faced with similar difficulties every day when sifting through piles of data from blood tests to X-rays to endless lists of patient symptoms. Diagnoses are often just educated guesses, and prognoses less certain still. There is a significant amount of uncertainty in the daily practice of medicine, resulting in confusion and potentially deadly complications. Dr. Steven Hatch argues that instead of ignoring this uncertainty, we should embrace it. By digging deeply into a number of rancorous controversies, from breast cancer screening to blood pressure management, Hatch shows us how medicine can fail—sometimes spectacularly—when patients and doctors alike place too much faith in modern medical technology. The key to good health might lie in the ability to recognize the hype created by so many medical reports, sense when to push a physician for more testing, or resist a physician’s enthusiasm when unnecessary tests or treatments are being offered. Both humbling and empowering, Snowball in a Blizzard lays bare the inescapable murkiness that permeates the theory and practice of modern medicine. Essential reading for physicians and patients alike, this book shows how, by recognizing rather than denying that uncertainty, we can all make better health decisions.


Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner

Becoming a Doctor
  • Title : Becoming a Doctor
  • Author : Melvin Konner
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780140111163
  • Pages : 390
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A valuable contribution to the growing literature of medical culture."—Gerald Weissman, New York Univ. Medical Center.


The Patient Will See You Now by Eric Topol

The Patient Will See You Now
  • Title : The Patient Will See You Now
  • Author : Eric Topol
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465094473
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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"[Topol is] one of medicine's most innovative thinkers about the digital future.... [A] valuable contribution to a fascinating subject."--New York Times Book Review A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "the doctor will see you now"-but only for fifteen minutes! Then you'll wait even longer for lab tests, the results of which you'll likely never see, unless they indicate further (and more invasive) tests, most of which will probably prove unnecessary (much like physicals themselves). And your bill will be astronomical. In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, shows why medicine does not have to be that way. Instead, you could use your smartphone to get rapid test results from one drop of blood, monitor your vital signs both day and night, and use an artificially intelligent algorithm to receive a diagnosis without having to see a doctor, all at a small fraction of the cost imposed by our modern healthcare system. The change is powered by what Topol calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment." Much as the printing press took learning out of the hands of a priestly class, the mobile internet is doing the same for medicine, giving us unprecedented control over our healthcare. With smartphones in hand, we are no longer beholden to an impersonal and paternalistic system in which "doctor knows best." Medicine has been digitized, Topol argues; now it will be democratized. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, citizen science will give rise to citizen medicine, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. Massive, open, online medicine, where diagnostics are done by Facebook-like comparisons of medical profiles, will enable real-time, real-world research on massive populations. There's no doubt the path forward will be complicated: the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine inevitably raises serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result-better, cheaper, and more human health care-will be worth it. Provocative and engrossing, The Patient Will See You Now is essential reading for anyone who thinks they deserve better health care. That is, for all of us.


The Doctor's Communication Handbook, 8th Edition by Peter Tate,Francesca Frame

The Doctor's Communication Handbook, 8th Edition
  • Title : The Doctor's Communication Handbook, 8th Edition
  • Author : Peter Tate,Francesca Frame
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 0429516622
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Of previous editions: '... breaks new ground in its readability ... It is concise, wise, and firmly pragmatic'. British Medical Journal 'Since it was first published in 1994, Peter Tate’s The Doctor’s Communication Handbook has been essential reading to improve GP registrars’ communication skills'. Practical Diabetes International This bestselling title has established itself as the ultimate guide to patient communication for all doctors, whatever their experience and wherever they practice. Highly respected by many and acclaimed for its light, conversational tone, this completely updated and expanded eighth edition remains a key text for doctors at all levels and in all settings, particularly candidates sitting for the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Key features: Unique and accessible approach to this vital and frequently poorly practiced aspect of medicine Addresses the change in practice where traditional doctor consultations are increasingly being done by other health professionals, including nurse practitioners and paramedics Reflects the dissolution of the primary/secondary care boundary, and the increasing importance of shared responsibility for patient communication in clinical and social care Covers the new types of consultation including telephone triage and virtual consultation and the associated risks and benefits Retains all the features praised in previous editions − brevity, readability and humour As patients become participants, doctors are increasingly adjusting to new roles and forms of communication − from orators and governors to confidants and interpreters. The Doctor's Communication Handbook continues to provide an invaluable 'one stop shop' to help students, practicing doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners value and improve their skills in this area.


Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician by Sandeep Jauhar

Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
  • Title : Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
  • Author : Sandeep Jauhar
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 1429945842
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital on the outskirts of Queens. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is low and getting lower. Blatant cronyism determines patient referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed in order to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient in Jauhar's hospital might see fifteen specialists in one stay and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition. Provoked by his unsettling experiences, Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform. With American medicine at a crossroads, Doctored is the important work of a writer unafraid to challenge the establishment and incite controversy.


Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice by Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice
  • Title : Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309145449
  • Pages : 436
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Collaborations of physicians and researchers with industry can provide valuable benefits to society, particularly in the translation of basic scientific discoveries to new therapies and products. Recent reports and news stories have, however, documented disturbing examples of relationships and practices that put at risk the integrity of medical research, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care, the soundness of clinical practice guidelines, and the public's trust in medicine. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice provides a comprehensive look at conflict of interest in medicine. It offers principles to inform the design of policies to identify, limit, and manage conflicts of interest without damaging constructive collaboration with industry. It calls for both short-term actions and long-term commitments by institutions and individuals, including leaders of academic medical centers, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and drug, device, and pharmaceutical companies. Failure of the medical community to take convincing action on conflicts of interest invites additional legislative or regulatory measures that may be overly broad or unduly burdensome. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice makes several recommendations for strengthening conflict of interest policies and curbing relationships that create risks with little benefit. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations committed to high ethical standards in all realms of medicine.


Pain and Prejudice by Gabrielle Jackson

Pain and Prejudice
  • Title : Pain and Prejudice
  • Author : Gabrielle Jackson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0349424535
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An incredibly important and powerful look at how our culture treats the pain and suffering of women in medical and social contexts. A polemic on the state of women's health and healthcare. One in ten women worldwide have endometriosis, yet it is funded at 5% of the rate of diabetes; women are half as likely to be treated for a heart attack as men and twice as likely to die six months after discharge; over half of women who are eventually diagnosed with an autoimmune disease will be told they are hypochondriacs or have a mental illness. These are just a few of the shocking statistics explored in this book. Fourteen years after being diagnosed with endometriosis, Gabrielle Jackson couldn't believe how little had changed in the treatment and knowledge of the disease. In 2015, her personal story kick-started a worldwide investigation into the disease by the Guardian; thousands of women got in touch to tell their own stories and many more read and shared the material. What began as one issue led Jackson to explore how women - historically and through to the present day - are under-served by the systems that should keep them happy, healthy and informed about their bodies. Pain and Prejudice is a vital testament to how social taboos and medical ignorance keep women sick and in anguish. The stark reality is that women's pain is not taken as seriously as men's. Women are more likely to be disbelieved and denied treatment than men, even though women are far more likely to be suffering from chronic pain. In a potent blend of polemic and memoir, Jackson confronts the private concerns and questions women face regarding their health and medical treatment. Pain and Prejudice, finally, explains how we got here, and where we need to go next.


Doctors as Patients by Petre Jones

Doctors as Patients
  • Title : Doctors as Patients
  • Author : Petre Jones
  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781857758870
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Doctors, as strong, clever, resourceful professionals, are heir to human frailty and illness, like anyone else. This book is about diagnosable, label-able mental illness such as eating disorders, affective disorders and, sometimes, psychosis. More than that, it is a book about doctors, many fully-functioning, practising doctors, who suffer from these illnesses, and the unique insights and problems that arise when the doctor is the patient, especially when questions of insight and judgement are blurred.


Doctors by Erich Segal

Doctors
  • Title : Doctors
  • Author : Erich Segal
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 144476845X
  • Pages : 800
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Barney Livingstone and Laura Castellano are childhood neighbours who share an unforgettable friendship. From the crucible of med school's merciless training, through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triumphs - and sometimes tragedies - of their daily professional lives, we follow Barney and Laura to unsettling celebrity and unsatisfying love . . . until their friendship ripens into passion. But they have yet to learn the ultimate lesson: that their devotion to each other, even their outstanding medical gifts, may not be enough to save the one life they treasure above all others . . .


Drug Dealer, MD by Anna Lembke

Drug Dealer, MD
  • Title : Drug Dealer, MD
  • Author : Anna Lembke
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421421402
  • Pages : 172
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose. But perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it’s built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems. In Drug Dealer, MD, Dr. Anna Lembke uncovers the unseen forces driving opioid addiction nationwide. Combining case studies from her own practice with vital statistics drawn from public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, she explores the complex relationship between doctors and patients, the science of addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing drug dependence and addiction. Even when addiction is recognized by doctors and their patients, she argues, many doctors don’t know how to treat it, connections to treatment are lacking, and insurance companies won’t pay for rehab. Full of extensive interviews—with health care providers, pharmacists, social workers, hospital administrators, insurance company executives, journalists, economists, advocates, and patients and their families—Drug Dealer, MD, is for anyone whose life has been touched in some way by addiction to prescription drugs. Dr. Lembke gives voice to the millions of Americans struggling with prescription drugs while singling out the real culprits behind the rise in opioid addiction: cultural narratives that promote pills as quick fixes, pharmaceutical corporations in cahoots with organized medicine, and a new medical bureaucracy focused on the bottom line that favors pills, procedures, and patient satisfaction over wellness. Dr. Lembke concludes that the prescription drug epidemic is a symptom of a faltering health care system, the solution for which lies in rethinking how health care is delivered.


Physician Mental Health and Well-Being by Kirk J. Brower,Michelle B. Riba

Physician Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Title : Physician Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Author : Kirk J. Brower,Michelle B. Riba
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319555839
  • Pages : 326
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book explores Mental Health and related problems among physicians. These problems include addiction, burnout, disruptive and unprofessional behaviors, impairment, depression and other mood disorders, traumatic stress, and suicide. Just like other people, physicians may suffer in silence and refuse to seek help. However, unlike most other people, they work in safety-sensitive positions where clear-headed judgment and proper action can save lives. The authors of this work include psychiatrists and psychologists who diagnose and treat a range of patients with mental illness. They have also seen physicians with mental health issues and substance use disorders who benefitted greatly from education, support, coaching, and treatment. Further, several authors themselves have at times struggled with some of the aforementioned mental health problems, allowing them to study and understand these issues “from the inside out.” The book’s content is organized into three parts with interconnecting themes. Part I focuses on symptoms and how physicians’ problems manifest at the workplace. Part II discusses the disorders underlying the manifesting symptoms. Part III focuses on interventions at both the individual and organizational levels. The major themes investigated throughout the book are developmental aspects; mental health and well-being as a continuum; and the multifactorial contributions of individual, interpersonal, organizational, and cultural elements to physician health. This book is intended for anyone who works with, provides support to, or professionally treats distressed physicians. It is also intended for healthcare leaders and organizations, motivated to expand their culture, such that seeking help and counsel become normal activities. By writing this book, the authors hope to bring their struggles to light, reduce stigma and outline effective pathways to a healthy work-life balance.


Being a Doctor by Hamish Wilson,Wayne Cunningham

Being a Doctor
  • Title : Being a Doctor
  • Author : Hamish Wilson,Wayne Cunningham
  • Publisher : Royal College of General Practitioners
  • ISBN Code : 0850843758
  • Pages : 277
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Being a Doctor is much more than simply providing medical care. This book aims to increase the resilience and wellness of doctors, helping the profession to provide better care for patients, through a deep and thoughtful approach to clinical work. It explores areas that can challenge clinicians in all stages of their career: the doctor - patient relationship, adverse outcomes, the 'heartsink' experience, and functional illness. The authors also introduce self-care of the doctor and patient safety, two important issues for modern medicine. This is a unique text that draws links between the philosophy of modern medicine and clinical tasks such as consulting skills, the doctor patient relationship, patient safety, reflective practice and doctors' self care. It is written in an accessible style and is firmly grounded in real-life clinical and teaching experience. The authors believe each doctor, as a person, is inseparable from the task of delivering medical care. Enhancing our ability to deliver that care is essential for patients, communities and society. Just as patients need 'whole person' care, the profession needs 'whole person' doctors. Being a doctor, and deriving meaning from clinical experience, are at the heart of this book.


This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

This Is Going to Hurt
  • Title : This Is Going to Hurt
  • Author : Adam Kay
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0316426733
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the US edition of this international bestseller, Adam Kay channels Henry Marsh and David Sedaris to tell us the "darkly funny" (The New Yorker) -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in a hospital. Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a first-year doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know -- and more than a few things you didn't -- about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.


One Doctor by Brendan Reilly

One Doctor
  • Title : One Doctor
  • Author : Brendan Reilly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476726299
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A first-person narrative that takes readers inside the medical profession as one doctor solves real-life medical mysteries"--Provided by publisher.


The Ethics Police? by Robert Klitzman

The Ethics Police?
  • Title : The Ethics Police?
  • Author : Robert Klitzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199364605
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Research on human beings saves countless lives, but has at times harmed the participants. To what degree then should government regulate science, and how? The horrors of Nazi concentration camp experiments and the egregious Tuskegee syphilis study led the US government, in 1974, to establish Research Ethics Committees, known as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to oversee research on humans. The US now has over 4,000 IRBs, which examine yearly tens of billions of dollars of research -- all studies on people involving diseases, from cancer to autism, and behavior. Yet ethical violations persist. At the same time, critics have increasingly attacked these committees for delaying or blocking important studies. Partly, science is changing, and the current system has not kept up. Since the regulations were first conceived 40 years ago, research has burgeoned 30-fold. Studies often now include not a single university, but multiple institutions, and 40 separate IRBs thus need to approve a single project. One committee might approve a study quickly, while others require major changes, altering the scientific design, and making the comparison of data between sites difficult. Crucial dilemmas thus emerge of whether the current system should be changed, and if so, how. Yet we must first understand the status quo to know how to improve it. Unfortunately, these committees operate behind closed doors, and have received relatively little in-depth investigation. Robert Klitzman thus interviewed 45 IRB leaders and members about how they make decisions. What he heard consistently surprised him. This book reveals what Klitzman learned, providing rare glimpses into the conflicts and complexities these individuals face, defining science, assessing possible future risks and benefits of studies, and deciding how much to trust researchers -- illuminating, more broadly, how we view and interpret ethics in our lives today, and perceive and use power. These committees reflect many of the most vital tensions of our time - concerning science and human values, individual freedom, government control, and industry greed. Ultimately, as patients, scientists, or subjects, the decisions of these men and women affect us all.


Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire
  • Title : Brain on Fire
  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451621396
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHLOË GRACE MORETZ An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that...could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.


How Doctors Think by Kathryn Montgomery

How Doctors Think
  • Title : How Doctors Think
  • Author : Kathryn Montgomery
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195187121
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Defines the nature and importance of clinical judgement. Although physicians make use of science, this book argues that medicine is not itself a science, but rather an interpretive practice that relies on clinical reasoning. It also contends that there can be adverse side effects to assuming that medicine is strictly science.


The Price We Pay by Marty Makary, MD

The Price We Pay
  • Title : The Price We Pay
  • Author : Marty Makary, MD
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781635575910
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the New York Times bestselling author comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system-and the people who are saving it-now with a new Afterword by the author. “A must-read for every American.” -Steve Forbes, editor in chief, Forbes One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable. The Price We Pay offers a road map for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well-a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.


The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper

The Beauty in Breaking
  • Title : The Beauty in Breaking
  • Author : Michele Harper
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books
  • ISBN Code : 0525537384
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A series of connected personal stories drawn from the author's life and work as an ER doctor that explores how we are all broken--physically, emotionally, and psychically--and what we can do to heal ourselves as we try to heal others"--


Simulated Patient Methodology by Debra Nestel,Margaret Bearman

Simulated Patient Methodology
  • Title : Simulated Patient Methodology
  • Author : Debra Nestel,Margaret Bearman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118761006
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Simulated Patient Methodology is a timely book, aimed at health professional educators and Simulated Patient (SP) practitioners. It connects theory and evidence with practice to ensure maximum benefit for those involved in SP programmes, in order to inform practice and promote innovation. The book provides a unique, contemporary, global overview of SP practice, for all health sciences educators. Simulated Patient Methodology: • Provides a cross-disciplinary overview of the field • Considers practical issues such as recruiting and training simulated patients, and the financial planning of SP programmes • Features case studies, illustrating theory in practice, drawn from across health professions and countries, to ensure relevance to localised contexts Written by world leaders in the field, this invaluable resource summarises the theoretical and practical basis of all human-based simulation methodologies.