Making a Medical Market begins with the first voluntary hospital in 1720 and ends in 1911 with national health insurance. It looks at different forms of practice--public appointments in hospitals, office under state welfare systems, and private practice. From the 1750s medicine became more commercialized. Doctors were successful in raising demand for their own services but were unsuccessful in restricting competition. Many medical practitioners struggled to make a living by seeing many patients at low fees, so that "five minutes for the patient" is not a new feature of health care.
Based on a collection of video recordings, this book offers a micro-analysis of the visual and vocal aspects of the interaction between doctors and patients. Using actual examples, Christian Heath explores the moment-by-moment coordination of body movement and speech by and between doctor and patient. This study makes a major contribution both to our understanding of doctor-patient communication, and to the growing body of research on face-to-face interaction.
In recent years, virtue theories have enjoyed a renaissance of interest among general and medical ethicists. This book offers a virtue-based ethic for medicine, the health professions, and health care. Beginning with a historical account of the concept of virtue, the authors construct a theory of the place of the virtues in medical practice. Their theory is grounded in the nature and ends of medicine as a special kind of human activity. The concepts of virtue, the virtues, and the virtuous physician are examined along with the place of the virtues of trust, compassion, prudence, justice, courage, temperance, and effacement of self-interest in medicine. The authors discuss the relationship between and among principles, rules, virtues, and the philosophy of medicine. They also address the difference virtue-based ethics makes in confronting such practical problems as care of the poor, research with human subjects, and the conduct of the healing relationship. This book with the author's previous volumes, A Philosophical Basis of Medical Practice and For the Patient's Good, are part of their continuing project of developing a coherent moral philosophy of medicine.
Because marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the therapeutic benefits of cannabis are no longer mentioned in the formal education of health care professionals. Doctors who do learn of the drug's therapeutic value are often intimidated by its illegal status. Thus millions of patients afflicted with such illnesses as glaucoma, AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and chronic pain are denied access to information about the drug's benefits and, in many cases, suffer needlessly. Straightforward and nonpoliticized information on the therapeutic uses of cannabis is provided here by medical, legal and scientific professionals. Legal issues, a worldwide history of therapeutic cannabis and a discussion of its pharmacology are covered. Specific medical uses are then examined, including its application for sufferers of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, and seizure disorders, and its potential use in psychiatry. Dosages and administration of cannabis are explored, along with considerations on the use of the drug during pregnancy and the risks of addiction and dependency.
This book is for doctors, nurses and other clinicians working or living in East Africa. It will also be useful for expatriates living in Swahili-speaking countries. A short introduction to Swahili is included. A wide range of clinical and practical topics is covered in detail.Further information about this book is available at www.lulu.com/medicalswahili.
Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control. This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both ...
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness, Sixth Edition is intended to teach students, counselors and other medical professionals working with the chronically ill and disabled how to better understand the manifestations of common chronic illnesses and the disabilities among their clients.
The new edition of this worktext addresses such relevant issues as security and confidentiality, and covers numeric filing, alphabetic filing, cross-referencing, color coding, records control and computer assisted filing. Objectives, key terms and examples give students an understanding of medical filing procedures. Organized into seven units, including many examples, illustrations, "check your understanding" exercises, "check your knowledge" questions, application projects and a final exam. Completion time: 10-15 hours. (medical assisting, medical filing)
This best-selling classic has now been fully revised, expanded and updated. It has established itself over ten years and with three previous editions as the essential handbook for study and daily reference. Medical Receptionists and Secretaries Handbook, Fourth Edition contains vital information for all staff enabling them to work efficiently and effectively both within the NHS and private medical sectors. It encourages an understanding of the importance of administrative staff in providing high standards of patient care and promotes teamwork throughout the whole healthcare environment. No medical receptionist, secretary or healthcare administrator should be without it!