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The Soul Of Medicine

Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 9781607146636
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“Like all doctors, I collect stories…” From one of America’s most renowned and beloved doctors, and best-selling winner of the National Book Award, comes a remarkable book that brings together the stories of doctors collected over 30 years. Each of these tales, filled with grace and wisdom, explores the mysteries and conundrums of modern medicine. Enhanced by Sherwin Nuland’s keen insight into the special relationship between doctor and patient, these engrossing stories illustrate the judgment, wisdom, and character of veteran doctors who have mastered the art of care-giving. Taken together, the lessons learned from The Soul of Medicine are as moving and profound as they are timeless. “A beautiful book.” —Oliver Sacks “Nuland is a gifted storyteller, bringing his doctors…brilliantly to life.” —John Irving

The Soul Of A Doctor

Author: Gordon Harper
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616202270
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True stories of transitioning from medical school classrooms to the realities of the hospital: “Moving, eloquent, and often unforgettable” (Atul Gawande, MD). After years of practice, doctors can sometimes seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. What goes on in their minds? Were they always like that, or has their work changed them? And how do some physicians manage to retain their warmth and humanity over the course of a long career? This “thoughtful and illuminating” book takes us into the day-to-day lives of third-year medical students at an Ivy League school—just starting out in their profession and dealing with patients face-to-face for the first time (Publishers Weekly). In their own words, more than forty of them reveal what it’s really like to enter this field, having their principles of scientific rigor and idealism tested as they cope with real people and real crises in real time. This doctor’s-eye-view of the dramas—and occasional comedies—of the world of health care offers fascinating insights about clinical medicine and a behind-the-scenes look at a job that can range from repetitive routines to life-and-death decisions at any given moment. These stories “offer a unique vantage on illness, life, and struggle—capturing in vivid glimpses that crucial moment in a doctor’s life when one transitions from outsider to insider” (Atul Gawande, MD, New York Times–bestselling author of Being Mortal). “Thoughtful and illuminating.” —Publishers Weekly

The Soul Of Medicine

Author: John R. Peteet
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421403951
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To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves—as these contributors have—a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients?The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’—and their own—religious beliefs.

Saving The Soul Of Medicine

Author: Margaret A. Mahony
Publisher: Robert d Reed
ISBN: 9781885003355
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Take an intimate journey with a concerned doctor during her last year in managed health care (often called 'mis-managed' or 'mangled' care). This is a timely and honest look at what works and what doesn't in the world of medicine. Explore the AMAs 'Code of Medical Ethics'. Based on hundreds of true stories and viewpoints of patients, doctors, nurses, and others in the health care field. These inspiring essays demonstrate the spiritual dimension of the physician -- patient relationship.

Humanity In Healthcare

Author: Peter Barritt
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857758368
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The impressive progress of medical science over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has tended to overshadow the art of caring for the patient and their families. This book aims to restore the balance by examining practical ways in which the arts can help health professionals to understand the experience of suffering and illness. Written by a family physician with more than 30 years experience, Humanity in Healthcare offers a broad perspective on the potential contribution of the arts toward fostering a humane approach to the care of those who are ill or suffering. It refers to a wide range of literature from prose and poetry, sociology, history, philosophy, politics, religion and spirituality. This book is an invaluable resource for all medical and healthcare professionals as well as students of the medical humanities.

Care Of The Soul In Medicine

Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401927998
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Few experiences stir the emotions and throw a person into crisis as illness does. If affects not only the body but also the spirit and soul. Illness is about life and death, fear and hope, love and conflict, spirit and body. And yet, the healthcare system is not structured around these considerations—our doctors and other medical professionals are not trained to deal with the whole person. Care of the Soul In Medicine is Moore’s manifesto about the future of healthcare. In this new vision of care, Moore speaks to the importance of healing a person rather than simply treating a body. He gives advice to both healthcare providers and patients for maintaining dignity and humanity. He provides spiritual guidance for dealing with feelings of mortality and threat, encouraging patients to not only take an active part in healing but also to view illness as a positive passage to new awareness. While we don’t fully understand the extent to which healing depends on attitude; it has been shown that healing needs to focus on more than the body. The future of medicine is not only in new technical developments and research discoveries; it is also in appreciating the state of soul and spirit in illness.

The Healing Tradition

Author: David Greaves
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759631
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David Greaves explains the concept of dualism which runs between the modern and traditional medicine, and the problems caused by it. He examines different models of medical humanities in relation to particular disease and other issues in medicine.


Author: Andrzej Szczeklik
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 161902019X
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The physician author of Catharsis presents a philosophical analysis of the relationship between illness and the soul, sharing anecdotes from a range of disciplines to address such topics as experimental medicine, the re-creation of the Spanish Flu virus and contemporary genetics research.

New Frontiers In Medicine

Author: Craig Hassed
ISBN: 1427096821
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In an era dominated by materialism and scientific research, Dr Craig Hassed brings ""New Frontiers in Medicine"" through which he professes that it is the combined energy of mind, soul and body that keeps the person balanced and strong. Through his multifarious experiences, Dr Hassed has come to recognize the importance of integrating these three forces. For this purpose, he recommends meditation, counseling and mind-body medicine and rejects the conventional dogma of medicine.