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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)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1994
ISBN: 9780415090520
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.

Introductionp. 1
General Perspectivesp. 21
The Construction of the Physicianp. 23
Autonomy, Responsibility and Midwiferyp. 42
Quacksp. 63
References and Further Readingp. 81
The Equation of Responsibilityp. 82
Problems of Regulationp. 105
Collective Therapeutic Responsibilityp. 107
Referencesp. 132
Therapeutic Responsibility and the Lawp. 134
Voices of the Practitionersp. 151
Transference Revisitedp. 153
Sharing Responsibility for Patient Carep. 171
'Only Nature Heals'p. 193
Doctor and Patient in Family Planning and Psychosexual Therapyp. 214
Name Indexp. 232
Subject Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415090520
ISBN-10: 0415090520
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1