Medical Wisdom and Doctoring: The Art of 21st Century Practice / Edition 1

Medical Wisdom and Doctoring: The Art of 21st Century Practice / Edition 1

by Springer New York
     
 

Medical Wisdom and Doctoring: the Art of 21st Century Practice is a guide to making better healers. This conversational book presents not just clinical maxims and precepts supported by current studies, but also historical anecdotes and tales of actual patients and their illnesses. Robert B. Taylor, MD is the author and editor of more than two dozen

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Medical Wisdom and Doctoring: the Art of 21st Century Practice is a guide to making better healers. This conversational book presents not just clinical maxims and precepts supported by current studies, but also historical anecdotes and tales of actual patients and their illnesses. Robert B. Taylor, MD is the author and editor of more than two dozen medical books and a veteran of both rural solo practice and chairmanship of an academic medical school department. This book contains lessons learned from his own experiences, as well as the legacy of medical giants including Hippocrates, Moses Maimonides, Edward Jenner, John Snow and Marie Curie. This book contains practical advice—such as how best to test for diabetic neuropathy and the possible significance of childhood nasal polyps—as well as inspirational guidance to nurture the idealism that drives people to choose medicine as a profession. Medical Wisdom and Doctoring challenges its readers to seek excellence in the daily practice of medicine and should be read by physicians, residents, medical students and all those who provide patient care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441955203
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
03/10/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Quote v

Preface vii

About This Book xiii

1 Medical Wisdom in the Twenty-First Century 1

2 Caring for me Patient 25

3 Clinical Dialogue and Communication 53

4 The Art of Clinical Diagnosis 73

5 Disease Management and Prevention 107

6 Caring for Dying Patients and Their Families 135

7 Making a Living as a Clinician 157

8 Staying Up To Date 177

9 Mentoring Tomorrow's Physicians 199

10 About Your Family and Community 235

11 Caring for You, the Physician 249

12 Ethics, Credibility, and Trust 271

13 Planning for Tomorrow 309

14 Wise Physicians, Twenty-First Century Challenges, and Doctoring 333

15 Epilogue 343

Glossary 347

Bibliography 355

Index 359

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