Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"This is an extraordinarily thorough, useful book. It manages to summarize numerous topics, many of which are not a part of a traditional medical curriculum, in concise, relevant chapters. Physicians who do not understand the dynamics behind the doctor-patient relationship usually end up being poor doctors, and this book reviews the many behavioral issues that patients have that can affect this relationship. This is a very welcome addition to the medical education literature, and should be required reading for all practicing clinicians."—Doody's Review Service

Behavioral Medicine delivers practical coverage of behavioral and interactional issues that occur between provider and patient in everyday clinical practice. You will learn how to deliver bad news, how to conduct an effective patient interview, how to clinically manage behavioral issues in the dying patient, the principles of medical professionalism, behavioral issues in men's and women's health, and much more.

Features:

  • Thorough but practical discussion of the scope of the physician-patient relationship
  • Includes extensive use of cases and clinical vignettes
  • Complete coverage of medical disorders that influence both physician and patient behavior in clinical practice
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: William Miles, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive guide and reference in behavioral medicine for clinicians. The second edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide health professionals, students, residents, and practicing clinicians a definitive, practical overview of the behavioral, clinical, and social contexts of the doctor-patient relationship.
Audience: According to the author, the book is written for health professionals, students, resident physicians, and practicing clinicians. However, students might find it too detailed unless it is used as a textbook for a class in behavioral medicine.
Features: The book includes chapters one would expect to find, such as those on empathy, cross-cultural communication, depression, and anxiety. However, it also includes chapters not often seen, such as ones on gay/lesbian/transgender issues, domestic violence, and alternative medicine. A chapter on palliative care and care of the dying patient is particularly well written; a subject that many medical schools are not teaching adequately. There are numerous case illustrations throughout and references end each chapter.
Assessment: This is an extraordinarily thorough, useful book. It manages to summarize numerous topics, many of which are not a part of a traditional medical curriculum, in concise, relevant chapters. Physicians who do not understand the dynamics behind the doctor-patient relationship usually end up being poor doctors, and this book reviews the many behavioral issues that patients have that can affect this relationship. This is a very welcome addition to the medical education literature, and should be required reading for all practicing clinicians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071438605
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/2/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 786,755
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitchell Feldman, MD is Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, one of the outstanding general medicine programs in the country as well as one of the nation's leading behavioral medicine groups.

John Christensen, PhD is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Medicine, Legacy Portland Hospitals, Portland.

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