Patient-Centered Medicine: Transforming the Clinical Method

Patient-Centered Medicine: Transforming the Clinical Method

Paperback Patient-centered Care Series

By (author) Moira Stewart, By (author) Judith Belle Brown, By (author) W.Wayne Weston, By (author) Ian R. McWhinney, By (author) Carol L. McWilliam, By (author) Thomas R. Freeman

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  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 26mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1857759818
  • ISBN 13: 9781857759815
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: 1st New edition
  • Sales rank: 665,593

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Patient-Centered Care Series Series Editors: Moira Stewart Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R Freeman This book fully describes and explains the patient-centered model of medicine providing the foundation to the Patient-Centered Care series. In the years since the first edition was published the clinical method has evolved and this new edition brings the reader fully up to date. The book comprehensively covers the six interactive components of the method and learning and teaching the method. It examines and evaluates qualitative and quantitative research on the patient-centered clinical method including reviews and recent studies. Changes in the traditional relationship between doctor and patient have emphasised the need for an authoritative practical and current guide to a more appropriate approach and this stimulating work will aid both students and clinicians in community and hospital practice. For more information on other titles in this series please click here

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Part One: The evolution of clinical method; Part Two: Components of the patient-centered clinical method; Exploring both the disease and the illness experience; Understanding the whole person; Finding common ground; Incorporating prevention and health promotion; Enhancing the patient-doctor relationship; Being realistic; Part Three: Learning and teaching the patient-centered clinical method; Teaching the patient-centered clinical method: the human dimensions; The learner-centered method of medical education; Challenges in learning and teaching the patient-centered clinical method; Practical tips; Developing a patient-centered curriculum Part Four: Research on patient-centered care; Using qualitative methodologies to illuminate patient-centered care; Measuring patient-centeredness; Measuring patient perceptions of patient-centeredness; What these measures tell us about patient-centered care - interventions and outcomes; Conclusions