Improving Medical Outcomes: The Psychology of Doctor-Patient Visits

Improving Medical Outcomes: The Psychology of Doctor-Patient Visits

by Jessica Leavitt, Fred Leavitt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442203037
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/16/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jessica Leavitt is an attorney who has worked in city government, community college, and non-profit organizations. She is active on state and city boards and commissions, including the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

Fred Leavitt is professor of psychology at California State University, East Bay. He is the author of The Real Drug Abusers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), Evaluating Scientific Research (2003), and several other books and journal articles. He lectures at hospitals and other venues and offers continuing education seminars for medical professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Doctor-Patient Communication
2. Interpreting Medical Information
3. Decisions Overview
4. Biases
5. Medical Diagnosis: The Problems
6. Reducing Diagnostic Errors
7. Prescription for Prescribing
8. Expectation Effects
9. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
10. Patient Outlook and Social Connectedness
11. Healing Environments
Appendix 1: Psychiatric Diagnosis
Appendix 2: Darwinian Medicine
Appendix 3: Wellness Strategies

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