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The Healing Bond : The Patient-Practitioner Relationship and Therapeutic Responsibility - Susan Budd

The Healing Bond

The Patient-Practitioner Relationship and Therapeutic Responsibility

By: Susan Budd (Editor), Ursula Sharma (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1994
ISBN: 9780415090513
Number Of Pages: 256

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By considering the nature of the relationship between patient and healer, "The Healing Bond" explores the responsibilities of both, with a special emphasis on the therapeutic responsibility. The editors and contributors examine both orthodox and unorthodox forms of healing practice and apply a variety of professional and analytic perspectives to the medical profession as a whole. They look at specific areas of health such as midwifery, psychoanalysis, naturopathy, the relations between medicine and state, and the appeal of "quacks." Particular issues of current concern are also discussed, including medical litigation, codes of ethics among complementary practitioners and cooperation between orthodox and complementary medicine practitioners.
Contributors: Mary Douglas, Calliope Farsides, David Peters, Roy Porter, Richenda Power, Margaret Stacey, Robert Sumerling, and Gillian Vanhegan.

Notes of contributors
Introductionp. 1
The construction of the physician: a cultural approach to medical fashionsp. 23
Autonomy, responsibility and midwiferyp. 42
Quacks: an unconscionable time dyingp. 63
The equation of responsibility: complementary practitioners and their patientsp. 82
Collective therapeutic responsibility: lessons from the GMCp. 107
Therapeutic responsibility and the lawp. 134
Transference revisitedp. 153
Sharing responsibility for patient care: doctors and complementary practitionersp. 171
'Only nature heals': a discussion of therapeutic responsibility from a naturopathic point of viewp. 193
Doctor and patient in family planning and psychosexual therapyp. 214
Name indexp. 232
Subject indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415090513
ISBN-10: 0415090512
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1