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One of the most exciting medical developments during the past thirty years has been the rebirth of family medicine as a dynamic specialty. In the face of ever-widening definitions of health, the family physician has been challenged to integrate the physical, emotional, and social concepts of modern medicine into traditional medical services. Invariably, in establishing a mutual understanding between doctor and patient, the doctor's emotions come into play. This book addresses the needs of family and other physicians to better understand their emotions, enhance their self-awareness, improve their communications skills, and apply these skills more effectively within the constraints of clinical practice and teaching. A multi-disciplinary approach common to the practice of family medicine is used. The authors come from a variety of disciplines--psychiatry, clinical psychology, family medicine, and family therapy.
|Publication date:||22nd July 1992|
|Author:||Benjamin Maoz, Hava Elkan Katz, Stanley J. Rabinowitz, Michael Herz|
|Publisher:||Praeger Publishers Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO|
BENJAMIN MAOZ is Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Soroka Medical Centre, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is Visiting Professor to the Department of Family Medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University. STANLEY RABINOWITZ previously was Head of the Medical Psychology unit of the Israel Defense Force Medical Corps and now holds academic appointments in the Department of Family Medicine in Tel Aviv University and the Center for Medical Education at Ben Gurion University. MICHAEL HERZ is a family physician in full-time pratice, holds an academic appointment in the Department of Family Medicine ...More About Benjamin Maoz, Hava Elkan Katz, Stanley J. Rabinowitz, Michael Herz