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Please Don't Break My Other Leg! : A Guide to Empathising with Patients :  A Guide to Empathising with Patients - Valerie Mirvis

Please Don't Break My Other Leg! : A Guide to Empathising with Patients

A Guide to Empathising with Patients

By: Valerie Mirvis, Bernard Valman (Foreword by), Rikki Marr (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: December 2001
ISBN: 9780761821199
Number Of Pages: 230

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Please Don't Break My Other Leg! is a guide to improving communication between health care professionals and patients. Valerie Mirvis breathes new life into the teaching of empathic skills by writing in an engaging and moving style and by including genuine case histories, controversial scientific research, imagery, literary quotations and Rikki Marr's specially commissioned illustrations.

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Her book explores the relationship between health professionals, patients and their visitors, and looks at factors that can enhance and hinder empathy, providing useful examples that could form the basis for workshops on communication skills. . . . This book will be particularly interesting to clinical nurses.--Nursing Times

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
The Mirror and the Pinholep. 1
It Takes Two to Tangop. 13
Nature and/or Nurture?p. 27
Nurture and Know-howp. 39
Please Don't Break My Other Leg!p. 53
Do We Have the Green Light?p. 67
Bedside Mannersp. 75
Einstein's Other Theory of Relativityp. 93
Play it by Earp. 101
Body Languagep. 117
I Cannot See For Lookingp. 129
Hearing Aidp. 137
Funny Ha Hap. 143
Direct Your Heart to Heavenp. 151
The Pen is Mightier than the Swordp. 157
The Reluctant Visitorp. 163
Puppet on a Stringp. 171
A Spoonful of Advicep. 183
Empathic Patientsp. 193
Notesp. 201
About the Author and Illustratorp. 207
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ISBN: 9780761821199
ISBN-10: 0761821198
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: December 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34

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