The good death at home -- The medical profession (sometimes) steps in -- Cultivating detachment, sidetracking care -- Institutionalizing the incurable -- "All our dread and apprehension" -- "Nothing more to do" -- A place to die -- The sacred and the spiritual.
"Imagine a doctor doing ordinary activities in his kitchen, stopping to draw some of the everyday objects around him, like an orange and a corkscrew. Then watch him turn those drawings into advanced patents for hip and knee replacements. Dr. Michael Ries holds 45 patents, and many of his ideas came to him in the kitchen. The remarkable efficiency of the human hip and knee are described here through simple illustrations, explaining why hip and knee replacements will never be quite as perfect as the joints we were born with. Health care professionals, patients considering joint replacement, students, and inventors will find The Joint Kitchen informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking. Dr. Ries shows that a state of tranquility allows the creative and problem-solving parts of the brain to connect and form new ideas that can transform and improve lives"--Publisher's description.
Diagnosis -- History -- Mental state examination and psychopathology -- Cognitive state examination and organic disease -- Office-based psychiatric assessment -- Understanding and managing relationships with patients -- Difficulties relating to psychosis -- Unpopular patients -- Values and beliefs -- Culture -- Who should i be? -- Interviewing with other team members -- Interviewing families and other informants -- In the community -- Fragmented interviewing and assessment -- 'Impossible' assessments -- Neurodevelopmental assessment -- Personality -- Risk and safety -- Record keeping and reports.
Privileged Presence is a collection of over 50 stories that reflect people's health care experiences from the points of view of compassion, communication, collaboration, respect and dignity…or their absence. This timely book uses real-world experiences recounted by patients and their families, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals to illustrate what works and what doesn't, what increases or diminishes people's sense of confidence and well-being.