Healing Through Empathy: An Expanded Edition

Healing Through Empathy: An Expanded Edition

by Francis Adams
     
 

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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.
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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 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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Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453768068
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/30/2010
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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