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Achieving cultural competency : a case-based approach to training health professionals

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Hark, Lisa. --Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell , 2009.
Call Number
WA 300 A178 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 300 A178 2009
Author
Hark, Lisa
Other Authors
DeLisser, Horace
Morrison, Gail
Place of Publication
Chichester, England
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
278 p.
ISBN
9781405180726
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Competency - Case Reports
Communication Barriers - Case Reports
Ethics, Clinical - Case Reports
Physician-Patient Relations - Case Reports
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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Adherence in Dermatology

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Scott A. Davis, editor. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2016.
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An essential, comprehensive, and practical guide to understanding, measuring, and modifying patients' adherence behavior to optimize treatment outcomes, this book covers all major aspects of adherence in dermatology. The first section describes current knowledge on the magnitude and impact of nonadherence; the second outlines measuring adherence in the context of databases, trials and practice. The third section addresses adherence in key skin diseases and the fourth covers numerous strategies …
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Davis, Scott A
Responsibility
Scott A. Davis, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 178 p. : 15 illus., 13 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319309941
9783319309927 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Directly Observed Therapy - methods
Patient Compliance
Physician-Patient Relations
Skin Diseases - therapy
Abstract
An essential, comprehensive, and practical guide to understanding, measuring, and modifying patients' adherence behavior to optimize treatment outcomes, this book covers all major aspects of adherence in dermatology. The first section describes current knowledge on the magnitude and impact of nonadherence; the second outlines measuring adherence in the context of databases, trials and practice. The third section addresses adherence in key skin diseases and the fourth covers numerous strategies to improve adherence by mitigating specific patient barriers. All sections emphasize ways to optimize communication with patients: the foundation for producing successful health behavior change. Low adherence helps explain why, despite effective treatments existing for all major dermatologic conditions, many patients still fail to improve. When clinicians endeavour to maximize adherence, with the aid of evidence-based strategies, these drugs will often realise their potential. This book devotes special attention to understanding why individuals may be nonadherent, so that each patient can receive a suitable treatment regimen, with a personalized plan of action. This book is designed for clinicians at all levels, serving as both introductory training for medical students and residents, and an update on the field for experienced practitioners. Researchers and policymakers will also benefit from its coverage of research methods and the impact of nonadherence in specific diseases. Adherence in Dermatology bridges the gap between outcomes researchers and clinicians by explaining the latest findings in plain language, with examples from everyday dermatologic practice.
Contents
Part I. What is known about adherence behavior -- 1. Impact of Non-Adherence in Dermatology -- 2. Models of Adherence -- 3. Impact of demographic and treatment-related factors -- 4. Non-attendance, predictors and interventions -- Part II. Methods of measuring adherence -- 5. Using Retrospective Databases to Study Adherence -- 6. Measuring Adherence in Clinical Trials -- 7. How providers can assess their patients' adherence in clinical settings -- Part III. Adherence in specific diseases -- 8. Topical application and variability of the de facto applied dose: technical aspects -- 9. Adherence in Acne -- 10. Psoriasis and adherence to therapy: individual, treatment-related and general factors -- 11. Adherence in atopic dermatitis -- 12. Adherence in Other Dermatologic Conditions -- Part IV. Strategies to improve adherence -- 13. Optimizing the Physician-Patient Relationship and Educating the Patient about Adherence -- 14. Choosing the treatment the patient is most likely to use -- 15. Dealing with forgetfulness -- 16. Building Motivation and Self-Efficacy.
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Advice to the healer : on the art of caring

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Richard Colgan, author. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide.The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable informatio…
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Colgan, Richard
Responsibility
Richard Colgan, author
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 181 p. : 19 ill.)
ISBN
9781461451709
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Care
Philosophy, Medical
Physician's Role - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine
Abstract
Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide.The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable information in one place, Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, Second Edition, includes biographies of historical luminaries in medicine, tales from everyday practice, inspirational quotes and artwork, and advice for new and veteran healers alike. "Today, when medical education short-changes basic clinical skills in favor of technology, when many young clinicians seem to view medicine as a trade instead of a calling, and when we see practicing physicians hawking their services on roadside billboards, it is refreshing to read a book that extols medicine's rich history and traditional values." --Robert B. Taylor, MD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University.
Contents
Part I. Inspirational Perspectives from History -- -- Introduction -- Ancient times -- Chinese and medieval medicine -- The twentieth century -- Modern masters -- -- Part II. Practical Advice for the Modern-Day Healer -- -- Survival tips for the younger clinician -- Civility -- Lessons learned from private practice -- A doctor's journal -- Heal thyself -- The healer.
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e-Book
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Advice to the young physician : on the art of medicine

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by Richard Colgan. --Boston, MA: Springer-Verlag US , c2010.
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Online
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Colgan, Richard
Responsibility
by Richard Colgan
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer-Verlag US
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9781441910349
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Care
Philosophy, Medical
Physician-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Format
e-Book
Location
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Against-Medical-Advice Discharges from the Hospital : Optimizing Prevention and Management to Promote High Quality, Patient-Centered Care

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edited by David Alfandre. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This first-of-its-kind text provides a multidisciplinary overview of a significant problem in hospital-based healthcare: patients who decline inpatient medical care and leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA). Compared to standard hospital discharges, AMA discharges are associated with worse health and health services outcomes. Patients discharged AMA have been found to have disproportionately higher rates of substance use, psychiatric illness, and report stigmatization and reduced acce…
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Alfandre, David
Responsibility
edited by David Alfandre
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 181 p.) : 4 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319751306
9783319751290 (print ed.)
9783319751313 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Compliance
Patient Discharge
Patient Dropouts - psychology
Patient-Centered Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Quality of Health Care
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Patient Care
Abstract
This first-of-its-kind text provides a multidisciplinary overview of a significant problem in hospital-based healthcare: patients who decline inpatient medical care and leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA). Compared to standard hospital discharges, AMA discharges are associated with worse health and health services outcomes. Patients discharged AMA have been found to have disproportionately higher rates of substance use, psychiatric illness, and report stigmatization and reduced access to care. By providing a far reaching examination of AMA discharges for a wide academic and clinical audience, the book serves as a reference for clinical care, research, and the development of professional guidelines and institutional policy. The book provides both a broad overview of AMA discharges with chapters on the epidemiology, ethical and legal aspects, as well as social science perspectives. For clinicians in the disciplines of hospital medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, nursing, and psychiatry, the book also provides a patient-centered analysis of the problem, case-based discussions, and a discussion of best practices. This comprehensive review of AMA discharges and health care quality will interest physicians and other health care professionals, social workers, hospital administrators, quality and risk managers, clinician-educators, and health services researchers.
Contents
Part I -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Discharges Against Medical Advice: Prevalence, Predictors, and Populations -- 3. Legal Considerations of Patient Refusals of Treatment Against Medical Advice -- 4. Ethical Considerations in Against Medical Advice Discharges: Values Conflicts over Patient Autonomy and Best Interests -- 5. Reframing the Phenomenon of Discharges Against Medical Advice: A Sociologist's Perspective -- 6. Social Justice and the Ethics of Care: A Nursing Perspective -- Part II -- 7. Bedside Management of Discharges Against Medical Advice -- 8. Against Medical Advice Discharges from the Emergency Department -- 9. To Thy Own Self Be True: Contributions from Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry -- 10. Against Medical Advice Discharges: Pediatric Considerations -- 11. Against Medical Advice Discharges: Considerations in the Psychiatric Population.
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e-Book
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The anatomy of hope : how people prevail in the face of illness

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Groopman, Jerome. --New York, NY: Random House , 2004.
Call Number
WB 880 G876a 2004
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 880 G876a 2004
Author
Groopman, Jerome
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Random House
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
248 p.
ISBN
0375506381
Subjects (MeSH)
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Mental Healing
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Bio-Psycho-Social Obstetrics and Gynecology : A Competency-Oriented Approach

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K Marieke Paarlberg, Harry B.M. van de Wiel, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book will assist the reader by providing individually tailored, high-quality bio-psycho-social care to patients with a wide range of problems within the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, fertility, oncology, and sexology. Each chapter addresses a particular theme, issue, or situation in a problem-oriented and case-based manner that emphasizes the differences between routine and bio-psycho-social care. Relevant facts and figures are presented, advice is provided regarding the medical, psych…
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Paarlberg, K Marieke
van de Wiel, Harry B.M
Responsibility
K Marieke Paarlberg, Harry B.M. van de Wiel, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 544 pages) : 35 illus., 21 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319404042
9783319404028 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Gynecology - methods
Obstetrics - methods
Physician-Patient Relations
Psychosomatic Medicine - methods
Reproductive Health
Sexual Health
Women's Health
Abstract
This book will assist the reader by providing individually tailored, high-quality bio-psycho-social care to patients with a wide range of problems within the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, fertility, oncology, and sexology. Each chapter addresses a particular theme, issue, or situation in a problem-oriented and case-based manner that emphasizes the differences between routine and bio-psycho-social care. Relevant facts and figures are presented, advice is provided regarding the medical, psychological, and caring process, and contextual aspects are discussed. The book offers practical tips and actions within the bio-psycho-social approach, and highlights important do's and don'ts. To avoid a strict somatic thinking pattern, the importance of communication, multidisciplinary collaboration, and creation of a working alliance with the patient is emphasized. The book follows a consistent format, designed to meet the needs of challenged clinicians.
Contents
Part I: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fertility and Sexology -- 1. A Woman Afraid to Deliver: How to Manage Childbirth Anxiety -- 2. A Woman Afraid of Becoming Pregnant Again: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Childbirth -- 3. A Woman Who Cannot Enjoy Her Pregnancy: Depression in Pregnancy and Puerperium -- 4. New Mothers with Disturbing Thoughts: Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and of Psychosis in Postpartum - 5. A Woman with a Positive Prenatal Test on Trisomy 21: Counseling in Prenatal Diagnosis -- 6. Parents Who Lost Their Baby: Guiding the Mourning Process in Stillbirths and Pregnancy Terminations -- 7. A Pregnant Woman Who Could Not Stop Drinking: Management of Alcohol Abuse in Pregnancy -- 8. A Young Woman Asking for Labia Reduction Surgery: A Plea for “Vulvar Literacy” -- 9. A Woman Struggling for Control: How to Manage Severe Eating Disorders -- 10. A Woman with Inexplicable Mood Swings: Patient Management of Premenstrual Syndrome -- 11. A Woman Who Suffers Always and Forever: Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain -- 12. A Woman Who Has Been Cut: Female Genital Mutilation from a Global Perspective -- 13. A Woman with Stress Incontinence: Urogenital Complaints and Psychosexual Consequences -- 14. A Couple Who Cannot Conceive: Coping with Infertility -- 15. A Young Woman Facing Cancer Treatment: Shared Decision-Making in Fertility Preservation -- 16. A Couple Who Considers Artificial Reproductive Techniques: Psychosocially Informed Care in Reproductive Medicine -- 17. A Woman Who Never Could Have Coitus: Treatment of Lifelong Vaginismus -- 18. A Woman with Coital Pain: New Perspectives on Provoked Vestibulodynia -- 19. A Woman with Changing Vulvar Anatomy: Sexuality in Women with Lichen Sclerosus -- 20. A Woman Complaining of Lack of Sexual Desire: Sexological Counseling -- Part II: Fundamental Introduction to the Concepts of Clinical Roles, the Meta-competences, and POG Competency Profiles -- 21. A Theoretical and Empirical Study of the Core of the Psychosomatic Approach to Obstetrics and Gynecology: Meta-Competences, Clinical Roles, and POG Competency Profiles -- Part III: Clinical Roles and Meta-competences: The Building Blocks of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology -- 22. Introduction -- 23. History: A Historical Perspective on Patient Education in Clinical Practice and in Medical Education -- 24. Scholar: A Scholar Who Cannot See the Woods for the Trees: The Biopsychosocial Model as the Scientific Basis for the Psychosomatic Approach -- 25. Health Advocate: An Obstetrician in Doubt—Coping with Ethical Dilemmas and Moral Decisions -- 26. Communicator: The Gynecologist Who Could Not Convince His Patients -- 27. Collaborator: A Midwife Who Had a Conflict with an Obstetrician—How to Transform “Contact Tics” into “Co Tactics” -- 28. Professional: A Sexologist Who Overstepped the Mark—How to Handle the Therapeutic Relationship in Psychosocial Care -- 29. Leader: A Proof of Leadership, Dealing with and Learning from Work-Related Psychotrauma -- 30. Medical Expert: The Resident Who Passed the Ultimate Test—The Integration of Roles During the Gynecological Examination.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
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Breaking the cycle : how to turn conflict into collaboration when you and your patients disagree

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Blackall, George F. --Philadelphia, PA: ACP Press , 2009.
Call Number
W 62 B627b 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 62 B627b 2009
Author
Blackall, George F
Other Authors
Simms, Steven
Green, Michael J
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
ACP Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
154 p.
ISBN
9781934465189
Subjects (MeSH)
Physician-Patient Relations
Dissent and Disputes
Conflict (Psychology)
Contents
Doctor knows best (sometimes) : the "physician-as-expert" model -- The harder I try, the worse it gets : the symptomatic cycle -- How to begin : building collaborative relationships -- An ounce of prevention : how to avoid impasses with patients and their families -- When all you know isn't enough : dealing with chronic illness -- You are not helping me!? -- Pediatrics : little people, big problems -- "You have to save my little girl" : crisis in the intensive care unit -- Ethical dilemmas in medicine : or are they? -- It's all in your head : patients seeking medical solutions to non-medical problems.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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3 weeks
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The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment : Co-creation and Co-destruction of Value in the Healthcare Environment

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Rocco Palumbo. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in …
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Palumbo, Rocco
Responsibility
Rocco Palumbo
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 85 pages) : 11 illus.
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319583440
9783319583433 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Literacy
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Abstract
Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in service design and delivery as well as pitfalls and risks to patient and system when goals and input are mismatched. The book also translates concepts into practice with guidelines for empowerment strategies at the provider and organization levels to improve patient outcomes and system sustainability. Included in the coverage: Empowering healthcare organizations to empower patients; A re-design of the patient-provider partnership; Patient empowerment: a requisite for sustainability; The risks of value co-destruction in service systems; The need for enlightening and managing the dark side of patient empowerment; Disentangling the relationship between individual health literacy and patient empowerment. Straightforwardly written as a call for proactive change, The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment is an illuminating text for scholars interested in patient empowerment and patient engagement, policymakers and managers operating in the healthcare field, and healthcare and social care providers.
Contents
1. Contextualizing Patient Empowerment -- 2. The Bright Side of Patient Empowerment -- 3. The Dark Side of Patient Empowerment -- 4. The Role of Health Literacy in Empowering Patients.
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e-Book
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Caring for lesbian and gay people : a clinical guide

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Peterkin, Allan. --Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press , 2003.
Call Number
WA 300 P479c 2003
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 300 P479c 2003
Author
Peterkin, Allan
Other Authors
Risdon, Cathy
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
378 p.
ISBN
080208379X
Subjects (MeSH)
Homosexuality
Primary Health Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Communication in Cancer Care

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edited by Friedrich Stiefel. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2006.
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Online
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Author
Stiefel, Friedrich
Responsibility
edited by Friedrich Stiefel
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2006
Series Vol.
168
Series Title
Recent results in cancer research
ISBN
9783540307587
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Communication skills for medicine

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Margaret Lloyd, Robert Bor. (2nd ed.) --Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone , c2004.
Call Number
W 62 L793c 2004
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 62 L793c 2004
Author
Lloyd, Margaret
Other Authors
Bor, Robert
Responsibility
Margaret Lloyd, Robert Bor
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, UK
Publisher
Churchill Livingstone
Date of Publication
c2004
Physical Description
202 p.
ISBN
9780443074110
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication
Physician-Patient Relations
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
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Communication skills for medicine

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat48734
Margaret Lloyd, Robert Bor. (2nd ed.) --Edinburgh ; London: Churchill Livingstone , 2004.
Call Number
W 62 L793c 2004
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 62 L793c 2004
Author
Lloyd, Margaret
Other Authors
Bor, Robert
Responsibility
Margaret Lloyd, Robert Bor
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh ; London
Publisher
Churchill Livingstone
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
202 p. : ill.
ISBN
443074119
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication
Physician-Patient Relations
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine : Ethics, the Patient, and the Physician

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edited by Lois Snyder. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2007.
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Author
Snyder, Lois
Responsibility
edited by Lois Snyder
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Series Title
Biomedical Ethics Reviews
ISBN
9781597453813
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics, Clinical
Physician-Patient Relations
Complementary Therapies - ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Alternative medicine
Medical ethics
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Critical decisions : how you and your doctor can make the right medical choices together

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Peter A. Ubel. --New York: HarperOne , c2012.
Call Number
WB 102 U13c 2012
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
We've all been there, sitting uncomfortably in a paper gown as a doctor impassively describes our prognosis. Sometimes it's simple and treatable. Other times we get news we can't fathom and then are faced with decisions that are literally life and death. In this revolutionary book, physician, behavioral scientist, and bioethicist Peter Ubel, M.D., reveals how hidden dynamics in the doctor/patient relationship keep us and our loved ones from making the best medical choices. From doctors who str…
Call Number
WB 102 U13c 2012
Author
Ubel, Peter A
Responsibility
Peter A. Ubel
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
HarperOne
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
360 p.
ISBN
9780062103826
9780062103826 (hbk)
Subjects (MeSH)
Decision Making
Physician-Patient Relations
Patient Participation
Abstract
We've all been there, sitting uncomfortably in a paper gown as a doctor impassively describes our prognosis. Sometimes it's simple and treatable. Other times we get news we can't fathom and then are faced with decisions that are literally life and death. In this revolutionary book, physician, behavioral scientist, and bioethicist Peter Ubel, M.D., reveals how hidden dynamics in the doctor/patient relationship keep us and our loved ones from making the best medical choices. From doctors who struggle to explain, to patients who fail to properly listen, countless factors alter the course of our care, causing things to go seriously awry. With riveting stories of Ubel's own experience in the field, his groundbreaking research, and his personal journey walking loved ones through difficult treatment choices, Critical Decisions will forever change the way we communicate inside hospitals and medical offices, where thoughtful decision making matters the most.
Contents
Prologue: Who's in charge? -- Part I. The rise of the empowered patient -- Part II. Empowerment failure -- Part III. From empowerment to partnership -- Part IV. Learning to share.
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
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3 weeks
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Developing cross-cultural competence : a guide for working with children and their families

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Lynch, Eleanor W. (3rd ed.) --Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. , 2004.
Call Number
WA 300 D489 2004
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 300 D489 2004
Author
Lynch, Eleanor W
Other Authors
Hanson, Marci J
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD
Publisher
Paul H. Brookes Pub.
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
518 p.
ISBN
1557667446
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Competency
Cultural Diversity
Minority Groups
Disabled Children
Physician-Patient Relations
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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The Difficult Hair Loss Patient : Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions

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Ralph M. Trüeb. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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You could read every textbook available on hair growth and disorders, and still not be able to treat hair loss effectively. In every art, there are many techniques, but few principles. The only way to achieve success is to have a firm foundation of principles to build upon, and the right attitude about how to achieve your goals. This book offers a detailed guide that goes beyond the technical aspects of trichology and evidence based medicine, providing specialists and primary care physicians ex…
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Trüeb, Ralph M
Responsibility
Ralph M. Trüeb
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 331 p. : 128 illus., 121 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319197012
9783319197005 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alopecia - therapy
Mental Disorders
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Abstract
You could read every textbook available on hair growth and disorders, and still not be able to treat hair loss effectively. In every art, there are many techniques, but few principles. The only way to achieve success is to have a firm foundation of principles to build upon, and the right attitude about how to achieve your goals. This book offers a detailed guide that goes beyond the technical aspects of trichology and evidence based medicine, providing specialists and primary care physicians experienced in the basic management of hair loss with the additional know-how they need to master the ultimate challenge of difficult hair loss patients. First, the prerequisites for successful management of hair loss are reviewed--basically, making a diagnosis and understanding the patient and his or her problem. Then, guidelines on the management of difficult dermatologic conditions and of psychopathological disorders associated with hair loss are provided. Lastly, important aspects of follow-up are covered, specifically the problems of adverse effects, patient non-compliance, and their management, before concluding with exemplary case studies of successful treatment of alopecia and related conditions.
Contents
Introduction: Defining the Difficult Hair Loss Patient -- Prerequisites for Successful Management of Hair Loss -- Patient Expectation Management -- The Difficult Dermatologic Condition -- Psychopathological Disorders -- Tackling Side-Effects -- Patient Non Compliance -- Optimizing Therapy Beyond Evidence-Based Medicine -- Exemplary Case Studies of Successful Treatments -- Epilogue: Faith Healing.
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e-Book
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Distracted Doctoring : Returning to Patient-Centered Care in the Digital Age

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Peter J. Papadakos, Stephen Bertman, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of…
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Papadakos, Peter J.
Bertman, Stephen
Responsibility
Peter J. Papadakos, Stephen Bertman, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages) : 17 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319487076
9783319487069 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Attentional Bias
Physician Impairment
Physician-Patient Relations
Physicians - psychology
Abstract
Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of doctors and nurses have become dangerously seductive devices that can endanger their patients. Distracted Doctoring is written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, and health care administrators and students. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care; Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medicine; and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.
Contents
Foreword: "First, Do No Harm" -- 1. Introduction: The Problem of Distracted Doctoring -- 2. Medicine Enters the Computer Age -- 3. Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care -- 4. The Problem of Electronic Addiction -- 5. A Note to My Doctor: Lessons from Fifty Years of Distracted Driving Research -- 6. Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medicine -- 7. Taking Time to Truly Listen to Our Patients -- 8. When It Comes to the Physician-Patient-Computer Relationship, the "Eyes" Have It -- 9. The Impact of EMRs on Communication within the Doctor-Patient Relationship -- 10. Physician Dissatisfaction, Stress, and their Impact on Patient Safety -- 11. Distractions in the Operating Room -- 12. Risk Reduction and Vigilance in Anesthesia -- 13. Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change -- 14. Electronic Devices as Potential Sources of Biological Contamination -- 15. Digital Distraction and Legal Risk -- 16. Electronic Etiquette: A Curriculum for Health Professionals -- 17. Mindful Practitioners, Mindful Teams, and Mindful Organizations: Attending to the Core Tasks of Medicine -- Afterword: Physician, Heal Thyself.
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Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care

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Marcus L. Martin, Sheryl L. Heron, Lisa Moreno-Walton, Anna Walker Jones, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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No other hospital department cares for patients as diverse as those who come to the Emergency Department (ED). These patients encompass all stages and positions of life and health. Many belong to distinct minority cultures defined by the patient's sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, spirituality, language, race, and ethnicity. It has been well documented that minorities experience inadequate emergency treatment and face poorer healthcare outcomes. Furthermore, research has estab…
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Martin, Marcus L.
Heron, Sheryl L.
Moreno-Walton, Lisa
Jones, Anna Walker
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Marcus L. Martin, Sheryl L. Heron, Lisa Moreno-Walton, Anna Walker Jones, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 293 p.) : 3 illus.
ISBN
9783319228402
9783319228396 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Healthcare Disparities
Quality of Health Care
Cultural Competency
Ethnic Groups
Minority Groups
Physician-Patient Relations
Specialty
Minority Health
Patient Care
Abstract
No other hospital department cares for patients as diverse as those who come to the Emergency Department (ED). These patients encompass all stages and positions of life and health. Many belong to distinct minority cultures defined by the patient's sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, spirituality, language, race, and ethnicity. It has been well documented that minorities experience inadequate emergency treatment and face poorer healthcare outcomes. Furthermore, research has established that the elderly, ethnic minorities, the poor, and persons with Medicaid coverage are more likely than other people to utilize the emergency department rather than primary care services. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, particularly the Medicaid expansion, EDs across the United States are poised to care for an unprecedented number of underserved minorities. The need to equip emergency healthcare professionals to practice medicine that is culturally competent in the broadest possible sense has never been greater. Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care aims to fill this need.
Contents
Defining Diversity in Quality Care -- Racial/Ethnic Healthcare Disparities and Inequities: Historical Perspectives -- Educating Medical Professionals to Deliver Quality Health Care to Diverse Patient Populations -- Culturally Competent Faculty -- Culturally Sensitive Care: A Review of Models & Educational Methods -- Interpreter Services -- The Patient-Physician Clinical Encounter -- Spiritual Care Services in Emergency Medicine -- Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual (LGB): Caring with Quality and Compassion -- Culturally Competent Care of the Transgender Patient -- Looking Past Labels: Effective Care of the Psychiatric Patient -- Disability and Access -- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Emergency Department: A Public Health Perspective -- Vulnerable Populations: The Homeless and Incarcerated -- Vulnerable Populations: The Elderly -- Vulnerable Populations: Children -- Religio-cultural Consideration When Providing Healthcare to American Muslims -- Disparities and Diversity in Biomedical Research -- Cultural Competency Case Studies: Transitional Introduction -- Case 1: African-American Infant and Family -- Case 2: Cambodian Refugee -- Case 3: Sickle Cell Crisis -- Case 4: Mongolian Spots -- Case 5: Death Disclosure -- Case 6: Coin Rubbing -- Case 7: Toxic Ingestion -- Case 8: Adolescent Indian Male Sikh -- Case 9: Intimate Partner Violence in the Gay Community -- Case 10: West Indian/Caribbean -- Case 11: American Indian -- Case 12: Spiritualism in the Latino Community -- Case 13: Islamic Patient -- Case 14: Pediatric Pain.
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Domestic Violence in Health Contexts : A Guide for Healthcare Professions

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Parveen Ali, Julie McGarry, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is taking a broad health focused approach towards Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It is now well established that DVA exerts a significant and detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of those who experience abuse. Universally healthcare professionals encounter individuals and families where DVA is or has taken place. This book is beneficial to a range of health care professionals through an exploration of theories and classifications of DVA, consideration of DVA in different…
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Ali, Parveen
McGarry, Julie
Responsibility
Parveen Ali, Julie McGarry, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 144 p.) : 12 illus., 11 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030293611
9783030293604 (Print ed.)
9783030293628 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Domestic Violence - prevention & control
Family Relations
Physician-Patient Relations
Specialty
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book is taking a broad health focused approach towards Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It is now well established that DVA exerts a significant and detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of those who experience abuse. Universally healthcare professionals encounter individuals and families where DVA is or has taken place. This book is beneficial to a range of health care professionals through an exploration of theories and classifications of DVA, consideration of DVA in different contexts and consideration of the core issues surrounding working with individuals and families where DVAhas been identified. It provides a much needed evidence based addition to the existing texts in this field in terms of the inclusion of real life scenarios, reflective exercises and pointers for further practice development. This book is a key point of reference for professionals working within a broad range of health care environments.
Contents
1. Introduction to Domestic Violence and Abuse Within Healthcare Contexts -- 2. Domestic Violence and Abuse: Theoretical Explanation and Perspectives -- 3. Classifications of Domestic Violence and Abuse -- 4. Clinical Settings Where Domestic Violence and Abuse May Be Encountered -- 5. Barriers and Opportunities to Effective Identification and Management of Domestic Violence and Abuse -- 6. Domestic Violence and Abuse and Children: Principles of Practitioner Responses -- 7. Older People and Domestic Violence and Abuse -- 8. Domestic Violence and Abuse and Hidden Groups -- 9. Domestic Violence and Abuse and Working with Other Agencies -- 10. Refection and Implications for Healthcare Practice.
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