Fundamentals of clinical practice: a textbook on the patient, doctor, and society

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Plenum Medical Book Co., 1997 - Family & Relationships - 515 pages
This unique text explores the patient-physician relationship, focusing on those relationships and societal problems that can have an impact on it. Writing for first- and second-year medical students, Drs. Mengel and Holleman describe the process of developing into a physician and how that affects the individual; the many cultural issues that can impact on the patient; and the current economic forces affecting the quality of health care. Students will benefit from the cogent clinical examples and cases that illustrate important points and the suggested supplementary readings.

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The Patient
The Physicians RoleWhat Part Do We Play?
The Human ComedyMan as Part of Nature

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Mark Mengel, MD, is chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine.

L. Peter Schwiebert, MD, is associate professor of family medicine and director of pre-doctoral education and clerkship coordinator at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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