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The Elephant in the Room : Stories About Cancer Patients and their Doctors

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Jonathan Waxman. --London: Springer , c2012.
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The Elephant in the Room is a collection of real life short stories about cancer patients and their doctors. These stories comfort and entertain, inform and engage, and are a treat to read. With humour and empathy, Jonathan Waxman explores the human side of cancer.
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Waxman, Jonathan
Responsibility
Jonathan Waxman
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 264 p.)
ISBN
9780857298959
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Science (General)
Oncology
Abstract
The Elephant in the Room is a collection of real life short stories about cancer patients and their doctors. These stories comfort and entertain, inform and engage, and are a treat to read. With humour and empathy, Jonathan Waxman explores the human side of cancer.
Contents
Rick's Big Adventure -- All My Trials -- Snake Oil and Chips -- Smoker's Cough -- Conference with Counsel -- Coming Through -- Here's Harry -- Why Me? -- How Do They Know What I've Got? -- Doctors and Cancer: Firewall.
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e-Book
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Psychiatric interviewing and assessment

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Rob Poole, Robert Higgo. --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , 2006.
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Poole, Rob
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Higgo, Robert
Responsibility
Rob Poole, Robert Higgo
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
228 p.
ISBN
6610414432 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Interview, psychological - methods
Mental Disorders - diagnosis
Personality Assessment
Physician-Patient Relations
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I What am I trying to find out here? -- 1 Diagnosis -- Is the medical model useful or valid? -- The limitations of diagnosis -- Beyond diagnosis -- Diagnostic uncertainty -- Hypotheses and cumulative certainty -- Stigma -- Main points in this chapter -- 2 History -- What is the point of history taking? -- General considerations -- Reason for referral -- History of the presenting problem -- Psychiatric history -- Family history -- Childhood history -- Educational history -- Occupational history -- Sexual and reproductive history -- Medical history -- Social history and daily routines -- Substance misuse -- Forensic history -- Pre-morbid personality -- Main points in this chapter -- 3 Mental state examination and psychopathology -- The limitations of traditional descriptive psychopathology -- Doing mental state examination -- Appearance and behaviour -- Mood -- Speech and thought -- Abnormal beliefs -- Abnormal perceptions -- Other psychotic symptoms -- Anxiety symptoms -- Obsessions and compulsions -- Ideas of self-harm and of harming others -- Insight -- Main points in this chapter -- 4 Cognitive state assessment and organic disease -- Delirium -- Dementia -- What is cognitive function testing for? -- Doing cognitive function testing -- Mini-mental state examination -- Further cognitive tests -- Catastrophic reactions -- Main points in this chapter -- Part II The main principles of one-to-one interviewing -- 5 Office-based psychiatric assessment -- Dr Coltrane and Mrs Mitchell -- Mrs Mitchell -- Preconceptions -- Agendas -- Mrs Mitchell's agenda -- Dr Coltrane's agenda -- A basic interview framework -- Before the interview -- Introductions -- Helping the patient to describe their problem -- Hypothesis testing -- Controlling the interview -- Non-verbal communication -- The structured part of the interview -- Reassurance -- Closing the interview -- Main points in this chapter -- 6 Understanding and managing relationships with patients -- Transference reactions -- Dependency -- Identification -- Breaches of con.dentiality -- The urge to rescue the patient -- Compromised truthfulness -- Abuses of power -- Dilemmas in the maintenance of boundaries -- Gifts -- Humour -- Self-disclosure -- Physical contact -- Contact outside of the clinical setting -- Termination -- A personal style -- Main points in this chapter -- Part III The difficult interview -- 7 Difficulties relating to psychosis -- A patient with acute schizophrenia -- The psychiatrist's agenda -- The psychotic patient's agenda -- Reconciling the agendas -- Conducting the interview -- Negotiating with psychotic patients -- Detained patients -- The experience of being detained -- Dealing with psychotic patients who are frightening -- Main points in this chapter -- 8 Unpopular patients -- Somatisers'
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Uveitis and Immunological Disorders : Progress III

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editors, Uwe Pleyer, John V. Forrester. ([3rd ed.]) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2009.
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Pleyer, Uwe
Forrester, John V
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editors, Uwe Pleyer, John V. Forrester
Edition
[3rd ed.]
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2009
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 119 p.)
Series
Essentials in ophthalmology. Third cycle
Series Title
Essentials in ophthalmology
ISBN
9783540694595
9783540694588 (print)
ISSN
1612-3212
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Diseases - immunology
Uveitis - immunology
Subjects (LCSH)
Ophthalmology
Immunology
Contents
1. Histocompatibility Matching in Penetrating Keratoplasty -- 2. Acute Anterior Uveitis and HLA-B27: What’s New? -- 3. What Can the Aqueous Humour Tell Us About Uveitis? -- 4. Is Diabetic Retinopathy an Inflammatory Disease? Inflammation as a Stimulus for Vascular Leakage and Proliferation -- 5. Steroid Sensitivity in Uveitis -- 6. Multiple Sclerosis and Uveitis -- 7. Inflammation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What is the Evidence? -- 8. Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Immunological Factors in the Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Consequences -- 9. Patterns of Retinal Vascular Involvement in the Diagnosis of Retinal Vasculitis -- 10. Masquerade Syndromes.
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