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Narrative Medicine : Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities

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Maria Giulia Marini. Springer , c2016.
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This book examines all aspects of narrative medicine and its value in ensuring that, in an age of evidence-based medicine defined by clinical trials, numbers, and probabilities, clinical science is firmly embedded in the medical humanities in order to foster the understanding of clinical cases and the delivery of excellent patient care. The medical humanities address what happens to us when we are affected by a disease and narrative medicine is an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes the …
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Author
Marini, Maria Giulia
Responsibility
Maria Giulia Marini
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 150 p. : 1 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319220895 (print ed.)
9783319220901
Subjects (MeSH)
Attitude of Health Personnel
Narration
Patient-Centered Care
Professional-Patient Relations
Abstract
This book examines all aspects of narrative medicine and its value in ensuring that, in an age of evidence-based medicine defined by clinical trials, numbers, and probabilities, clinical science is firmly embedded in the medical humanities in order to foster the understanding of clinical cases and the delivery of excellent patient care. The medical humanities address what happens to us when we are affected by a disease and narrative medicine is an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes the importance of patient narratives in bridging various divides, including those between health care professionals and patients. The book covers the genesis of the medical humanities and of narrative medicine and explores all aspects of their role in improving healthcare. It describes how narrative medicine is therapeutic for the patient, enhances the patient-doctor relationship, and allows the identification, via patients' stories, of the feelings and experiences that are characteristic for each disease. Furthermore, it explains how to use narrative medicine as a real scientific tool. Narrative Medicine will be of value for all caregivers: physicians, nurses, healthcare managers, psychotherapists, counselors, and social workers. Maria Giulia Marini takes a unique and innovative approach to narrative medicine. She sees it as offering a bridge--indeed a variety of different bridges--between clinical care and "humanitas". With a sensitive use of mythology, literature and metaphor on the one hand, and scientific studies on the other, she shows how the guiding concept of narrative might bring together the fragmented parts of the medical enterprise. John Launer, Honorary Consultant, Tavistock Clinic, London UK.
Contents
1. Evidence Based Medicine and Narrative Medicine: a harmonic couple -- 2. Bridging from mythology to contemporary care: the art of listening -- 3. Bridging from oral tradition to writing: the art of empathy -- 4. The Tower of Babel: the language of physicians, patients and providers of care -- 5. Patient's narrative as a probe for successful coping -- 6. The muted desire for well-being and the abuse of the word "normality" in medicine -- 7. Bridging the gap between personalization of care and research -- 8. The industry of illness-centered movies in medical humanities -- 9. Designing health care based on patient's needs and rights -- 10. Building a bridge between economic investment and medical humanities: the fears to overcome -- 11. A selection of narratives.
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Cultural diversity in health and illness

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Rachel E. Spector. (8th ed.) Pearson , c2013.
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WA 30 S741c 2013
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Dartmouth General Hospital
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Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
The eighth edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An emphasis on the influences of recent social, politica…
Call Number
WA 30 S741c 2013
Author
Spector, Rachel E
Responsibility
Rachel E. Spector
Edition
8th ed.
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Pearson
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
410 p.
ISBN
9780132840064
Subjects (MeSH)
Attitude of Health Personnel
Attitude to health - ethnology
Cultural Characteristics
Cultural Competency
Cultural Diversity
Health Behavior - ethnology
Abstract
The eighth edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today, while new introductory and capstone chapters help place material within perspective. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives and more importantly HEALTH–the balance of the person, both within one’s being–physical, mental, and spiritual–and in the outside world–natural, communal, and metaphysical. (Terms, such as HEALTH, are written this way to emphasize holistic meaning.)
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Book
Location
Dartmouth General Hospital
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
4
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3 weeks
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Cultural diversity in health and illness

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Spector, Rachel E. (3rd ed.) Appleton and Lange , 1991.
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WA 30 S741c 1991
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 30 S741c 1991
Author
Spector, Rachel E
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Norwalk, CT
Publisher
Appleton and Lange
Date Published
1991
ISBN
0838513964
Subjects (MeSH)
Attitude of Health Personnel
Attitude to health - ethnology
Cultural Characteristics
Cultural Diversity
Health Behavior - ethnology
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Stigma and Prejudice : Touchstones in Understanding Diversity in Healthcare

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Ranna Parekh, Ed W. Childs, editors. Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2016.
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In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differ…
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Childs, Ed W
Parekh, Ranna
Responsibility
Ranna Parekh, Ed W. Childs, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date Published
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 382 p. : 3 illus., 1 illus. in color)
Series Title
Current clinical psychiatry
ISBN
9783319275789 (print ed.)
9783319275802
Subjects (MeSH)
Attitude of Health Personnel
Culturally Competent Care
Health Equity
Prejudice
Professional-Patient Relations
Social Discrimination
Social Stigma
Stereotyping
Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differences and similarities within such groups and describes the challenges and best practices for optimum healthcare outcomes. The text describes innovative ways to connect in a clinical setting with people of diverse backgrounds. The text also covers future directions and areas of research and innovative clinical work being done. Written by experts in the field, Stigma and Prejudice is an excellent resource for psychiatrist, psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and all other medical professionals working with stigmatized populations.
Contents
Part I. Specific Patient Populations -- 1. Stigma and Persons with Disabilities -- 2. Stigma and Persons with Obesity -- 3. Religious Minorities and Medicine: The Collision of Health Care and Faith -- 4. The Poor and Economically Vulnerable in Public and Safety-Net Healthcare Institutions: Outcomes and Attitudes -- 5. Stigma and Prejudice Against Individuals Experiencing Homelessness -- 6. VIP Patients: An Unexpectedly Vulnerable Population -- 7. Stigma and Persons with Substance Use Disorders -- 8. Borderline Personality Disorder: From Stigma to Compassionate Care -- 9. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Stigmatized or a Member of an Empowered Sisterhood -- 10. Stigma and Prejudice in Patients with HIV/AIDS -- 11. Commercially Sexually Exploited & Trafficked Minors: Our Hidden and Forgotten Children -- 12. Stigma and Veterans -- 13. I Pity the Poor Immigrant: Stigma and Immigration -- Part II. Innovative Ways to Bridge Differences -- 14. Limited English Proficient (LEP) Patient: The Importance of Working with Trained Medical Interpreters to Promote Equitable Health Care -- 15. Improving Workforce Diversity in Minority and Majority Institutions -- 16. Leveraging Technology for Health Equity -- 17. Research with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations -- 18. Building Diversity Initiatives in Academic Medicine -- 19. Looking Outward and Inward: The Role of Introspection in Expanding and Consolidating Our Understanding of Diversity -- 20. Pharmacology: Cultural and Genetic Considerations.
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