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See below for a selection of the latest books from Medical profession category. Presented with a red border are the Medical profession books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Medical profession books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Cure for Good Intentions

The Cure for Good Intentions

Author: Sophie Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

'When I was twenty-eight I trained as a doctor. Initially everyone was interested. Amazing! people said, when I told them. What made you do that? I couldn't find a short answer. Sometimes I said, I had a revelation on a beach. It was partly true' The Cure for Good Intentions is about a life-changing decision. Sophie gave up her job as an editor at a prestigious literary magazine and put herself through medical school and hospital training before eventually becoming a GP. From peaceful office days spent writing tactful comments on manuscripts she entered a world that spoke an entirely different language. She was now inside scenes familiar from television and books - long corridors, busy wards, stern consultants, anxious patients - but what was her part in it all? Back in the community as a brand-new GP, the same question grew ever more pressing. This is a book about how a doctor is made: it asks what a doctor does, and what a doctor is. What signifies a doctor: a caring-yet-brisk bedside manner? A mode of dress? A stethoscope? A firm way with a prescription pad? What is empathy, and what does it achieve? How do we deal with pain, our own and other people's? The Cure is an outsider's look at the inside of a profession that has never been so scrutinised, or so misunderstood.

The Cure for Good Intentions

The Cure for Good Intentions

Author: Sophie Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

'When I was twenty-eight I trained as a doctor. Initially everyone was interested. Amazing! people said, when I told them. What made you do that? I couldn't find a short answer. Sometimes I said, I had a revelation on a beach. It was partly true' The Cure for Good Intentions is about a life-changing decision. Sophie gave up her job as an editor at a prestigious literary magazine and put herself through medical school and hospital training before eventually becoming a GP. From peaceful office days spent writing tactful comments on manuscripts she entered a world that spoke an entirely different language. She was now inside scenes familiar from television and books - long corridors, busy wards, stern consultants, anxious patients - but what was her part in it all? Back in the community as a brand-new GP, the same question grew ever more pressing. This is a book about how a doctor is made: it asks what a doctor does, and what a doctor is. What signifies a doctor: a caring-yet-brisk bedside manner? A mode of dress? A stethoscope? A firm way with a prescription pad? What is empathy, and what does it achieve? How do we deal with pain, our own and other people's? The Cure is an outsider's look at the inside of a profession that has never been so scrutinised, or so misunderstood.

Comprehensive Guide To The Afp, A: Cases In Medicine And Surgery

Comprehensive Guide To The Afp, A: Cases In Medicine And Surgery

The authors are three recent graduates from Imperial College London who have all secure their first choice AFP jobs in a highly competitive programme in London. During their time in preparing for the interview process, they found that resources were limited in the information the resources conveyed and guidance was based on information passed down from colleagues. Hence, the aim of this book is to not only explain the application process but also provides prospective applicants with a useful workbook presenting several mock scenarios to work through. The interview forms the biggest proportion of the marks allocated to a candidate application and hence is the key determinant in securing a job.

Values-Based Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Values-Based Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Author: Jill E. (Professor, University of Queensland) Thistlethwaite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

The provision of care within the context of the modern health service environment involves a wide range of professionals. The health care team might include general practitioners, nurses, midwives, hospital doctors, physiotherapists, other allied health professionals, as well as receptionists and practice managers. To optimise delivery of care at both individual and population levels, team members must work collaboratively with colleagues in their own profession and others. This book, in the Values-Based Medicine series, adds the dimension of values to the more usual discussions of teamwork, considering interactions between health care professionals and how these might be affected by differences in professional and personal values. Examples of scenarios based on real-life experience promote learning and reflection. Anybody working or training in health care and who aspires to collaborate successfully with their colleagues in other specialties will find this book extremely valuable, as will educators who facilitate learners in teamwork.

Educate, Train & Transform: Toolkit On Medical And Health Professions Education

Educate, Train & Transform: Toolkit On Medical And Health Professions Education

Author: Dujeepa D (Nus, S'pore) Samarasekera Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2021

This handbook contextualises medical and health professions education concepts using contemporary best evidence available with the relevant theoretical underpinnings.Each section is developed by internationally renowned experts in their respective fields. All chapters are succinct and concise, providing answers to everyday issues and challenges using practical solutions. Through its unique structure, this handbook facilitates learning by raising and providing solutions to the questions 'What', 'Why' and 'How'. It emphasises lifelong learning and future directions in medical and health professions education - highlighting trends, issues, priorities and strategies (TIPS).

Educate, Train & Transform: Toolkit On Medical And Health Professions Education

Educate, Train & Transform: Toolkit On Medical And Health Professions Education

Author: Dujeepa D (Nus, S'pore) Samarasekera Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2021

This handbook contextualises medical and health professions education concepts using contemporary best evidence available with the relevant theoretical underpinnings.Each section is developed by internationally renowned experts in their respective fields. All chapters are succinct and concise, providing answers to everyday issues and challenges using practical solutions. Through its unique structure, this handbook facilitates learning by raising and providing solutions to the questions 'What', 'Why' and 'How'. It emphasises lifelong learning and future directions in medical and health professions education - highlighting trends, issues, priorities and strategies (TIPS).

ExpatMD

ExpatMD

Author: Dr Carmen, FACOG, FRANZCOG Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2021

Reading Our Minds

Reading Our Minds

Author: Daniel Barron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

What is Psychiatry and How Can We Improve It? In the last hundred years, most of the medical sciences have progressed in immense and unforeseeable ways-except for psychiatry, which has somehow remained immune to this progress. Daniel Barron, a psychiatrist who trained at the Yale School of Medicine, asks an important question: What's holding psychiatry back? Reading Our Minds takes us to a psychiatric hospital, where Barron evaluates a young woman with psychosis, and shows how his exam is limited by his own ability to ask questions and observe, and by his patient's ability to sense, interpret, and report her experience. Barron shows why psychiatry must move beyond conversation-and how sensors, measurements, and algorithms might progress psychiatric practice. At once pioneering and engaging, Reading Our Minds introduces readers to the Big Data technologies that might revolutionize the way we evaluate, diagnose, and treat mental illness and bring psychiatry firmly into the fold of 21st-century medical science.

Private Sector Role in Scaling Up Education of Health Workers

Private Sector Role in Scaling Up Education of Health Workers

Author: Alexander S. Preker, Hortenzia Beciu, Howard Tuckman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

The higher education policies across the globe emphasised the need for strong leadership and good governance, significant investments, public-private partnerships, and industry cooperation to achieve economic growth and a competitive edge. The book brings together overviews and country-level work on six major economic and institutional challenges to policy makers: (1) governance of health education organisations and systems, (2) approaches to financing the education of health workers, (3) the special nature of capital investment in expanding the capacity of health education institutions; (4) equity in accessing health education, with a special focus on issues arising fin private approaches to health worker education; (5) public-private partnerships, and (6) the role of technology as a game changer in health worker education and possibilities for leapfrogging. Based on World Bank research, the book provides an assessment of the resource envelope likely to be available to the health and education sectors by 2015 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Also discussed are some of the international regional efforts to align, transregional standards and to raise the quality of higher education to fill contemporary needs. The authors discuss new or overlooked issues related to scaling up health education such as capital investment, health education financing, and the role of the private sector. In many countries, the binding constraint to scaling up health education is not only the sector's limited absorptive capacity to hire the trained personnel but also its limited resources to devote to training and needed capital investments to expand of institutional capacity to train more graduates. In a number of countries, the cost of educating the additional health workforce would outstrip the annual higher education budgets of the Ministries of Education. Furthermore, many countries trying to scale up health education also need to consider parallel measures to ensure that the secondary education system produces enough graduates to feed a scaling up of health education. The authors present in-depth case studies of five Sub-Saharan countries' health human resources strategies with a focus on education.

From Residency to Retirement

From Residency to Retirement

Author: Terry, PhD Mizrahi Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2021

From Residency to Retirement tells the stories of twenty American doctors over the last half century, which saw a period of continuous, turbulent, and transformative changes to the U.S. health care system. The cohort's experiences are reflective of the generation of physicians who came of age as Presidents Carter and Reagan began to focus on costs and benefits of health services. Mizrahi observed and interviewed these physicians in six timeframes ending in 2016. Beginning with medical school in the mid-1970s, these physicians reveal the myriad fluctuations and uncertainties in their professional practice, working conditions, collegial relationships, and patient interactions. In their own words, they provide a 'view from the front lines' both in academic and community settings. They disclose the satisfactions and strains in coping with macro policies enacted by government and insurance companies over their career trajectory. They describe their residency in internal medicine in a large southern urban medical center as a 'siege mentality' which lessened as they began their careers, in Getting Rid of Patients, the title of Mizrahi's first book (1986). As these doctors moved on in their professional lives more of their experiences were discussed in terms of dissatisfaction with financial remuneration, emotional gratification, and intellectual fulfillment. Such moments of career frustration, however, were also interspersed with moments of satisfaction at different stages of their medical careers. Particularly revealing was whether they were optimistic about the future at each stage of their career and whether they would recommend a medical career to their children.Mizrahi's subjects also divulge their private feelings of disillusionment and fear of failure given the malpractice epidemic and lawsuits threatened or actually brought against so many doctors. Mizrahi's work, covering almost fifty years, provides rarely viewed insights into the lives of physicians over a professional life span.

Self-Awareness for Health Care Professionals

Self-Awareness for Health Care Professionals

Author: David Tipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Self-Awareness for Health Care Professionals provides ideas and models to enhance self-awareness across the soft skill spectrum-interpersonal skills, communication, social and emotional intelligence quotients, among other abilities, which enable people to appropriately navigate their social environment. Intended to arm health care professionals with the task of becoming self-aware, this robust pedagogy stimulates discussion, personal examination, and reflection. KEY FEATURES: Self-assessment tools provide readers with validated feedback on various aspects of themselves Exercises link self-reflection with career, practice, and clinical effectiveness Questions at the end of each chapter aid in the retention of key concepts Convenient glossary features definitions of core terms Mini case studies covering real-world scenarios woven throughout the book

Principles of Medical Professionalism

Principles of Medical Professionalism

The Geneva Declaration, a modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath, was recently revised to include the clause I will attend to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard. As the practice of medicine enters the modern era, a combination of disruptive factors, including the increased use of electronic health records and changes to the US healthcare system, have left physicians struggling to find happiness in their careers. Principles of Medical Professionalism emphasizes an often-neglected aspect of medical professionalism: how and why physicians ought to focus on their self-care, happiness, and well-being as they advance through the process of socialization into the medical community of practice. This book will help students manage their expectations about the profession while becoming more resilient to the disruptions in the field and equip health professionals of all levels with the practical knowledge and tools to integrate the values of medical professionalism into their professional identity. Ultimately, this book aims to empower physicians to transform their patient care in a way that incorporates an attention to healing, caring, and compassion while upholding a duty to serve the patient and society.