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Doctors and Patients : Strategies in Long-Term Illness - Jurrit Bergsma

Doctors and Patients

Strategies in Long-Term Illness

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Published: 31st May 1997
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Patients have personal strategies in solving the problems concerning their illness. Doctors have personal and professional strategies in solving the problems with their patients. This book explores the problematic triangle between doctors, patients and the illness, using illustrations from internal medicine, nephrology, cardiology, oncology and neurology. Enhancement of the doctor-patient interaction is an important contribution to the mutual reduction of stress and therefore the improvement of the course of (long-term) illness. The first part of the book describes reasons why the partnership between doctor and patient should be improved. The second part offers concrete and practical options to achieve that improvement.

Personal Introduction.
Words of Appreciation.
Prologue
Why we Should Do It in Another Way
Disease and Illness, Perceptual Perspectives
Identity, Problem Solving and Autonomy
The Object and the Subject. Reflective Bridge
How To Do It in a Different Way
Communication, Stress Reduction and Decision Making
The Patient's Stories
The Meaning of Trauma
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780792343950
ISBN-10: 0792343956
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.3