Challenges and Solutions in Patient-Centered Care: A Case Book

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Judith Belle Brown, Moira Stewart, W. Wayne Weston
Radcliffe Publishing, 2002 - Medical - 235 pages
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Series Editors: Moira Stewart, Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R FreemanThe application of the patient-centered clinical method has received international recognition. This book introduces and fully examines the patient-centered clinical method and illustrates how it can be applied in primary care. It presents case examples of the many problems encountered in patient-doctor interactions and provides ideas for dealing with these more effectively. It covers a wide range of topics and issues including palliative care, abuse, dying patients, ethical challenges and the role of self-awareness. Many narratives originate from patients' and family members' experiences, providing perspectives of great power and value. The Patient-Centered Care series is of great value to all health professionals, teachers and students in primary care. 
 

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Contents

Understanding Both the Patients Disease
1
Major life events and the illness experience
16
2
34
Understanding the Whole Person
43
Loss
51
Abuse and palliative care 5 7
57
Hopelessness 6 5
65
Finding Common Ground
71
Incorporating Prevention
115
Visual aids in patient education
130
Menopause
133
Enhancing the PatientDoctor
153
Breaking bad news
168
Being Realistic
183
Consultation
197
1
213

The diagnostic label
78
Resistant patients
81
Successful referrals
96

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