Love Your Patients! -- Improving Patient Satisfaction With Essential Behaviorsthat Enrich The Lives Of Patients And Professionals

Love Your Patients! -- Improving Patient Satisfaction With Essential Behaviorsthat Enrich The Lives Of Patients And Professionals

by Scott Louis Diering
     
 

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Love Your Patients is a guide to the words and actions that healthcare workers can offer to enhance any patient's healthcare experience. Written by a psychologist-turned-Emergency Room physician, the advice is gentle and uncomplicated, yet vibrantly enhanced by the colorful anecdotes from life in the trenches of healthcare.
The first section identifies love in

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Love Your Patients is a guide to the words and actions that healthcare workers can offer to enhance any patient's healthcare experience. Written by a psychologist-turned-Emergency Room physician, the advice is gentle and uncomplicated, yet vibrantly enhanced by the colorful anecdotes from life in the trenches of healthcare.
The first section identifies love in healthcare as comprised of compassion, respect and humility. The second section critiques a dozen anecdotes which illustrate how good caregivers can behave rudely when they fail to act with love. The third section provides the scientific basis for the admonitions.
Love Your Patients will appeal to students in all fields of health care, practitioners at every level, hospital administrators looking to improve patient satisfaction, and managed care groups who wish to avoid complaints and litigations. It is easy to read - secular, but with spiritual overtones. It will change people's lives.

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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This book is filled with short stories describing situations when love (agape) was not shown to patients.
Purpose: It is a guide to words and actions that healthcare workers can offer to enhance any patient's healthcare experience. This is a worthwhile endeavor and is met to some extent in this book.
Audience: Medical training needs to become a true medical education so doctors learn how to care for their patients rather than treat diseases. Scott Diering's book shows physicians how to begin the process and incorporate it into their practice of medicine, "according to the preface. It is true that the stories contained in the book relate to physician-patient relationships; most can be applied to any healthcare provider. I even find application in the classroom with the teacher-student relationship. The author is a psychologist-turned-emergency room physician and is a credible authority."
Features: This book begins by describing agape love and its basic qualities. Then a series of stories is presented that demonstrate a lack of one or more of the agape love qualities. Suggestions for changed behavior and new verbal communication styles are given. There is a very brief review of related literature. Headings in chapters include "Where's the Love", "Where's the Compassion", and "Do the Right Thing".
Assessment: This is an easy read and too true to be funny. The book presents no new revelations, just common sense that is not common enough — simple but profound. The book is not especially academic in appearance or content, which might turn some physicians off. This is certainly a book worth having on the shelf for periodic renewal of why we care for people.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577331414
Publisher:
Blue Dolphin Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/25/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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