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Gesundheit!: Por la buena salud del individuo, el sistema medico, y la sociedad a traves de servicios medicos, terapias complementarias, humor y alegria

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La inspiradora y simpática historia sobre los intentos del doctor Patch Adams por traer atención médica gratuita al mundo y transformar la manera en que los médicos practican su profesión

• Cuenta la historia del empeño del doctor Patch Adams por transformar el sistema de salud

• Fue el tema de una película distribuida por Universal Pictures, con Robin Williams en el papel protagónico

Conozcamos al doctor Patch Adams, un innovador social que ha dedicado su carrera profesional a ...

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Gesundheit!: Por la buena salud del individuo, el sistema médico, y la sociedad a través de servicios médicos, terapias complementarias, humor y alegría

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Overview

La inspiradora y simpática historia sobre los intentos del doctor Patch Adams por traer atención médica gratuita al mundo y transformar la manera en que los médicos practican su profesión

• Cuenta la historia del empeño del doctor Patch Adams por transformar el sistema de salud

• Fue el tema de una película distribuida por Universal Pictures, con Robin Williams en el papel protagónico

Conozcamos al doctor Patch Adams, un innovador social que ha dedicado su carrera profesional a prestar servicios médicos gratuitos. Adams es fundador del Instituto Gesundheit!, una clínica casera en Virginia Occidental donde más de 15.000 personas han recibido tratamiento gratis. ¿Le parece ambicioso? Lo es. ¿Imposible? No para quienes conocen al doctor Patch y trabajan con él. Adams hace cualquier cosa por ayudar a sus pacientes a sanar, sea ponerse una roja nariz postiza de payaso para alegrar a niños enfermos o acompañar afuera a un paciente perturbado y hacerlo rodar con él cuesta abajo por una colina. La medicina actual de alta tecnología se ha convertido en un recurso excesivamente caro e impersonal. En este libro, Patch Adams demuestra cómo la sanación puede ser un intercambio afectuoso, creativo y simpático, no una transacción comercial.

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
The Universal movie soon to be released as "Patch Adams" starring Robin Williams was born as a book called "Gesundheit!" published by a small Vermont house and written by a doctor who dresses as a clown, doesn't charge his patients and told the architect designing his new health center in West Virginia to "make it silly," with trap doors, eyeball-shaped exam rooms and chandeliers to swing on. How did such a project find its way to print? And how did it get to Universal?

According to publisher Ehud Sperling, who started Inner Traditions 23 years ago and is just now enjoying his first Hollywood sale, "Gesundheit!" was written at the suggestion of one Josh Mailman of the philanthropic Mailman family from New York, who met Patch Adams at an ersatz-hippie celebration called the Rainbow Gathering. Mailman thought people would want to read about this 6-foot, 5-inch ponytailed man who called himself "a pie in the face of the American medical establishment"—his goal is free medical care for all—and how he came to hold his unorthodox views. Mailman introduced Adams to Sperling, who found him a coauthor, Maureen Mylander, and a book was born. That was in 1983.

The movie deal took place at least 10 years later, at a meeting of the hip entrepreneur invitation-only Social Ventures Network, where Sperling and Mailman met up by chance with "M*A*S*H" co-star Mike Farrell, who had heard of Patch Adams at the time of "Gesundheit!'s" publication. Farrell wanted to produce the project. He optioned the book via Al Zuckerman's Writer's House for what Zuckerman characterizes now as a steal, made a pitch to Universal and secured the interest of comedy director Mike Shadyac ("Liar, Liar"). "Everyone wanted Williams," reports Sperling, "because it was an ideal vehicle for him, but no one wanted to get their hopes up."

But the clown in Adams appealed to Williams. What about the height discrepancy? "Williams is shorter, but he's very funny," Sperling says. There has been talk at Universal of donating a portion of the box office to Patch Adam's Gesundheit Institute, which is more than $4 million short of the $5 million needed to finish work on the grounds and building, but according to Sperling, nothing has happened yet on that front.

Rick Wade
"At last Patch Adams, M.D. has put on paper his vision of patient-centered health care . . . a vision that has inspired so many over the years. Patch's 'crazy dream' is, in reality, the root of what good health care should be all about and too often isn't. Any health care professional who reads Gesundheit! will come away with a renewed sense of mission and joy about what they do."
Olivia F. Gentile
"If a wacky West Virginia doctor's dream of building a freehospital comes true, he'll have a small Vermont publishing house to thank."
New Times
"This book is an enjoyable, easy read that's ideal for those interested in a new view of health."
Bernie Siegel
"Patch Adams's book ought to be required reading for patients, doctors, and ordinary mortals of all kinds. It will help us rediscover the true meaning of medical care, and it will help to heal the health care system itself. I have learned from Patch the courage it takes to be different and to reveal your wounds: behind his clownlike persona lies a great deal of wisdom, and it often falls to the court jester to speak the truth that those in power need to hear."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594773693
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

La increíble historia de Patch Adams parece salida de una producción de Hollywood, y efectivamente lo es. No obstante, los que disfrutaron de la película Patch Adams y quieren conocer todos los detalles de la historia que la inspiró, ¡Gesundheit! es exactamente lo que les mandó el médico.
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Table of Contents


Prefacio del editor

Prólogo

Agradecimientos del autor

Prefacio del co-autora

Introducción
Creciendo Gesundheit - Preparación para Gesundheit - El proyecto piloto - Avanzando: Publicidad y diversión y recaudando fondos

Primera parte Llevando visión y alegría a la práctica de medicina

1 Un sistema de salud en dolor
La re-definición de relación médico-paciente - ¿Servicio: Una fórmula olvidada? - Tecnología: Un amigo, y no un tirano - La vergüenza de terceros - Negligencia: Una pesadilla del miedo - ¿Los resultados finales: Dólares o salud?

2 Una práctica médica ideal
¿Qué tipo de doctor eres? - ¿Por qué no vamos a tomar dinero? - Terapias alternativas: Sitio para todos - Visitas a domicilio: Alimentos para el alma de un doctor - Confidencialidad: La solo queremos está basada en confianza - Tasa de curación: El éxito está en el cuidado y la diversión - Cómo ser un paciente ideal

3 Humor y curación, o ¿Por qué estamos construyendo un hospital divertido?
Cómo ser un doctor chiflado - Diplomacia nasal: El camino divertido hacia la paz mundial - Muerte divertida

4 Arte, naturaleza, y la imaginación
El arte como cuidado primario - Naturaleza, justamente llamado con la madre - Imaginación

5 Reconstruir el auto, familiares, comunitarias, mundo
La clave de una vida contenta - Amistad - Yo doy: Rendirse puede difinir quien es libre - Comunidad: La medicina para la vida - Somos todos una familia - Elegir bienestar

Enorme ¿Qué pasa a un sueño suelto?

Ségunda parte La receta para la salud y la curación
Una cronología del Instituto Gesundheit

6 El período de piloto

7 El sueño definido
Nuestra ética - Nuestro personal - El pasaje de un paciente en Gesundheit - Lo que nos gustaría saber sobre los pacientes

8 La historia de Gareth, por Gareth Branwyn

9 Organizando oñadores, por Blair Voyvodic, M.D.

10 Creando el sueño
Nuestro diseño - Construcción con prácticamente nada - La financiación del sueño - La visión del arquitecto

11 Viviendo en la tierra, por Kathy Blomquist

12 Encienda una vela: ¿Cómo puedo ayudar?
Lo que los profesionales del cuidado médico pueden hacer - Un mensaje para estudiantes preocupados de medicina - ¿Qué pasa con el resto de nosotros?

13 Pasión y persistencia

14 Cinco años han transcurridos

Bibliografía: La búsca de un bibliófilo para la comprensión e ideas
Salud y curación - Valores de médicos - Educación de médicos - Neglicencia n Las relaciones médico-paciente - Llegada del cuido sanitario - Perspectivas de salud y curación - El humor y salud - Recursos de humor y salud - Muerte y dolor - Vivendo en comunidad - Construcción y planeamiento de parcela - El arte como terapia - Organizaciones

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