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The Resource Lessons in mortality : doctors and patients struggling together, Allen B. Weisse

Lessons in mortality : doctors and patients struggling together, Allen B. Weisse

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Lessons in mortality : doctors and patients struggling together
Title
Lessons in mortality
Title remainder
doctors and patients struggling together
Statement of responsibility
Allen B. Weisse
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It doesn{u2019}t take a trip to the doctor to know that the bond between physicians and patients isn{u2019}t what it used to be. Specialization, rising costs, managed care, the insurance industry, the shadow of litigation{u2014}so many factors have changed what was once a traditional relationship grounded in respect and caring. In light of the altered climate in health care, this thoughtful book deals with the way that today{u2019}s doctors and patients view themselves and one another. Allen Weisse has observed the changing medical scene during half a century of treating patients and training future physicians, and he writes frankly here about how doctors and patients have come to deal with illness in the twenty-first century. Weisse first recalls his own brush with death as a young man diagnosed with testicular cancer{u2014}a time when one thinks of God and Death and little else. He then shares true stories of how different people have dealt with cancer, heart disease, stroke, infectious disease, AIDS, and other dire diagnoses{u2014}narratives enhanced by professional savvy and enriched by the kind of empathy that the survivor of such a calamity can provide. Drawing from a storehouse of experiences shared by colleagues, patients, and friends, Weisse writes with passion, conviction, and clarity to encourage a renewal of the openness and trust that seem to be lacking in today{u2019}s doctor-patient relationships. These are accounts both uplifting and disturbing{u2014}some sad, others tinged with humor{u2014}intended to make doctors and patients alike come to a fuller realization that we are all together in this delicate but crucial business of staying alive. While not quite foreseeing a return to the Norman Rockwell image of the family physician, Weisse urges the kind of care and compassion that patients often feel is lacking from their doctors, and he reassures victims of seemingly hopeless conditions that, despite the obstacles they often face, there are still health care professionals who truly have their patients{u2019} welfare foremost in mind. Lessons in Mortality is just what the doctor ordered for a health care system in crisis: an honest look at the medical profession that encourages greater understanding on the part of both physicians and patients, reminding us that what we most need is one another."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Weisse, Allen B
Index
no index present
LC call number
R726.5
LC item number
.W454 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
W62
NLM item number
.W432L 2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Critically ill
  • Critically ill
  • Physician and patient
  • Health behavior
  • Attitude to Death
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Death
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Sick Role
Label
Lessons in mortality : doctors and patients struggling together, Allen B. Weisse
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Lance Armstrong and me -- Crock -- Devotion -- Iron man -- Waste -- Marking time at Hillcrest Home -- Case of the baffling boy : chapter one -- Eddy -- Smart ass -- Victims all -- End of the road -- Modern medicine -- Survivor -- Man what am -- Other faces of AIDS -- On dying with dignity: and a diagnosis -- Gift -- Time (overdue) for a change -- Stroke -- Letter
Control code
64760874
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780826216663
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780826216663
Label
Lessons in mortality : doctors and patients struggling together, Allen B. Weisse
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Lance Armstrong and me -- Crock -- Devotion -- Iron man -- Waste -- Marking time at Hillcrest Home -- Case of the baffling boy : chapter one -- Eddy -- Smart ass -- Victims all -- End of the road -- Modern medicine -- Survivor -- Man what am -- Other faces of AIDS -- On dying with dignity: and a diagnosis -- Gift -- Time (overdue) for a change -- Stroke -- Letter
Control code
64760874
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780826216663
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780826216663

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