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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 Medicine

Author: John R. Peteet
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402998
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To what extent should spiritual information be part of a patient’s medical assessment? How should physicians respond when patients refuse life-saving care on religious grounds? Should doctors pray with their patients? Questions such as these raise deeper ones about the goals of medicine and the nature of healing. In a set of engaging and candid essays, The Soul of Medicine explores the role and influence of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism, and medical education. The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist. Their thought-provoking essays provide rich insights not only into the needs of patients with various world views but also into how spirituality influences the practice of medicine. When their own spiritual issues arise in medical practice, physicians rely on their professionalism, ethics, and education. 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.

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

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.

Auf Der Suche Nach Der Seele Der Medizin

Author: Andrzej Szczeklik
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3451339137
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Was ist die Medizin und was sollte sie sein? Eine Frage, die uns heute vielfach beschäftigt. Die Antwort des großen polnische Mediziners Andrzej Szczeklik ist so ungewöhnlich wie brilliant: In zwölf Kapiteln beschäftigt er sich mit großen medizinischen Fragestellungen (Bewusstsein, Krankheit, Gene, Krebs, Allergien) und schöpft dazu aus seinem riesigen medizinischen, historischen und kunstwissenschaftlichen Wissen. Tiefsinnige, glänzende Unterhaltung.

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.

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.

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.

Spiritualit T In Den Gesundheitsberufen

Author: Harold G. Koenig
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170275208
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Ärzte, Pflegekräfte und Psychotherapeuten erheben in Europa bislang im Rahmen ihrer Diagnostik in aller Regel keine spirituelle Anamnese und gehen in der Behandlung nur selten auf die spirituellen Bedürfnisse ihrer Patienten ein. Angehörige der Gesundheitsberufe betrachten Religiosität und Spiritualität entweder nicht als ihren Zuständigkeitsbereich oder sind unsicher im Umgang damit. Dieses Buch gibt Grundlagen zum Thema und bietet allen Berufsgruppen innerhalb des therapeutischen Teams konkrete Hilfestellungen zum Umgang mit den spirituellen Bedürfnissen ihrer Patienten. Auch problematische Aspekte werden beleuchtet. Gesundheitsrelevante Informationen zu verschiedenen Religionen und ein Muster-Curriculum runden das Werk ab.