Healing Through Empathy: An Expanded Edition

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Physicians have been known as healers long before they could provide cures for common ailments, but the art of healing is rarely found in the current era of managed care and five-minute office visits patients cry out for a physician who "cares," someone who will take the time to listen to their complaints.
In Healing Through Empathy, Dr. Francis Adams illustrates the vital importance of the doctor-patient relationship through eight of his patients' histories. In these life ...
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Overview

Physicians have been known as healers long before they could provide cures for common ailments, but the art of healing is rarely found in the current era of managed care and five-minute office visits patients cry out for a physician who "cares," someone who will take the time to listen to their complaints.
In Healing Through Empathy, Dr. Francis Adams illustrates the vital importance of the doctor-patient relationship through eight of his patients' histories. In these life stories Dr. Adams describes the role of empathy in this vital relationship and illustrates how a physician's emotional response to his patient's illness may educate him rather than blur his thinking. Healing Through Empathy allows the reader to see into the mind of one physician as he seeks the best outcome for his patients' problems.

Dr. Adams offers suggestions for choosing a physician, and challenges physicians and managed care institutions to restore the balance between technology and the art of medicine.

From ForeWord Clarion Review: "The author's straightforward writing style and personal warmth allow lay readers to easily absorb this book's message. In accessible language, Adams details the fine points of how lung diseases progress and the ways in which the human body reacts physically. This book will be welcomed by those who seek more personalized health care, for loved ones or themselves, in times of serious illness. New doctors would benefit from reading it before they begin medical practice."

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Margaret Cullison
In HTE, Adams presents case studies that demonstrate how patients react to empathetic treatment. These case studies show that people who maintain a positive attitude and respond to the encouragement of a caring physician, experience greater peace of mind, no matter the outcome. The author's straightforward writing stye and personal warmth allow lay readers to easily absorb this book's message. This book will be welcomed by those who seek more personalized health care in times of serious illness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453768068
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis V. Adams, M.D. is a pulmonologist in private practice in New York City. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York University and an Attending Physician at the NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York. In 2006 Dr. Adams was sworn in as a police surgeon for the NYPD. Dr. Adams is the author of The Asthma Sourcebook (McGraw Hill) which is now in an 3rd Edition, The Breathing Disorders Sourcebook (McGraw Hill) and Healing Through Empathy (iUniverse). Dr. Adams is a contributor to The LA Times and hosts Doctor Radio on Sirius/XM satellite radio weekly. He has been named as one of the best doctors in the city by New York Magazine and in Top Doctors: New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
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