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The Finest Traditions of My Calling
Author: Abraham M. Nussbaum

ISBN: 9780300211405
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 18 April 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 3.2
Description:
A deeply concerned physician reflects on today's doctor-patient relationships and offers a compelling vision of a better way to practice medicine Patients and doctors alike are keenly aware that the medical world is in the midst of great change. We live in an era of continuous healthcare reforms, many of which focus on high volume, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. This compelling, thoughtful book is the response of a practicing psychiatrist who explains how population-based reforms have diminished the relationship between doctors and patients, to the detriment of both. As an antidote to failed reforms and an alternative to stubbornly held traditions, Dr. Abraham M. Nussbaum suggests ways that doctors and patients can learn what it means to be ill and to seek medical assistance. Using a variety of riveting stories from his own and others' experiences, the author develops a series of metaphors to explore a doctor's role in different healthcare reform scenarios: scientist, technician, author, gardener, teacher, servant, and witness. Each role influences what a physician sees when examining a person as a patient. Dr. Nussbaum cautions that true healthcare...

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