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Attending : medicine, mindfulness, and humanity

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Epstein, Ronald. New York NY: Scribner , 2017. (Book)
Call No.
W 62 E64 2017
Location
KGH Library
RIH Library
VJH Library
Author
Epstein, Ronald
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Scribner
Pub Date
2017
Physical Description
x, 287 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Physician-Patient Relations
Mindfulness
Physicians
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781501121715
Call No.
W 62 E64 2017
Location
KGH Library
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Better now: six big ideas to improve health care for all Canadians

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Martin, Danielle. [Canada]: Penguin , 2017. (Book)
Call No.
W 84 DC2 M379 2017
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
Author
Martin, Danielle
Place
[Canada]
Publisher
Penguin
Pub Date
2017
Physical Description
368 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Health Care Reform
Health Services
Patient Care
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780735232594
Call No.
W 84 DC2 M379 2017
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
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Care home stories: aging, disability, and long-term residential care

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Chivers, Sally, ed, Kriebernegg, Ulla, ed. Bielefeld DE: Transcript-Verlag , 2017. (Book)
Call No.
WT 27 C271 2017
Location
VJH Library
Author
Chivers, Sally, ed
Kriebernegg, Ulla, ed
Place
Bielefeld DE
Publisher
Transcript-Verlag
Pub Date
2017
Physical Description
307 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Long-Term Care
Homes for the Aged
Nursing Homes
Interesting Reads
Series
Aging studies, v.14
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9783837638059
Call No.
WT 27 C271 2017
Location
VJH Library
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Stay, breathe with me: the gift of compassionate medicine

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Allison, Helen, Allison, Irene. Berkeley CA: She Writes Press , 2016. (Book)
Call No.
WB 310 A438 2016
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
KBH Library
Author
Allison, Helen
Allison, Irene
Place
Berkeley CA
Publisher
She Writes Press
Pub Date
2016
Physical Description
265 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Palliative Care
Narrative Medicine
Patient Participation
Hospice Care
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliography.
ISBN
9781631520624
Call No.
WB 310 A438 2016
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
KBH Library
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The conversation: a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care

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Volandes, Angelo E. New York NY: Bloomsbury , 2015. First U.S. ed. (Book)
Call No.
W 85.5 V899 2015
Location
VJH Library
Author
Volandes, Angelo E
Edition
First U.S. ed.
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Pub Date
2015
Physical Description
220 p. ills.
Format
Book
Subject
Advance Directives
Advance Care Planning
Palliative Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Terminal Care
Interesting Reads
Abstract
"There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. The question How do you want to live? must be posed to the seriously ill because they deserve to choose. If doctors explain options--including the choice to forego countless medical interventions that are often of little benefit--then patients can tell doctors how they wish to spend the remainder of their lives. A doctor's heroic efforts to prolong a life can instead prolong that patient's death, and these traumatic measures also bankrupt the healthcare system. One third of the Medicare budget is spent on the last six months of life, often on technological interventions that are not helpful and inflict more suffering. Through the stories of six patients and six very different end-of-life experiences, Volandes explores the trajectory of events and treatments that occur with and without this essential conversation. He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship--including videos to spark discussions--and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care"--Provided by publisher.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781620408544
Call No.
W 85.5 V899 2015
Location
VJH Library
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The digital doctor: hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age

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Wachter, Robert M. New York NY: McGraw Hill Education , 2015. (Book)
Call No.
W 26.5 W114 2015
Location
VJH Library
Author
Wachter, Robert M
Place
New York NY
Publisher
McGraw Hill Education
Pub Date
2015
Physical Description
xv, 330 p : ills.
Format
Book
Subject
Medical Informatics
Clinical Medicine
Physician-Patient Relations
Clinical Competence
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical referencex and index.
ISBN
9780071849463
Call No.
W 26.5 W114 2015
Location
VJH Library
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Do no harm: stories of life, death, and brain surgery

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Marsh, Henry. New York NY: St, Martin's , 2015. First U.S. edition. (Book)
Call No.
WL 368 M365 2015
Location
VJH Library
Author
Marsh, Henry
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Place
New York NY
Publisher
St, Martin's
Pub Date
2015
Physical Description
x, 277 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Neurosurgery
Neurosurgical Procedures
Physician-Patient Relations
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781250065810
Call No.
WL 368 M365 2015
Location
VJH Library
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The stressed sex: uncovering the truth about men, women & mental health

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Freeman, Daniel, Freeman, Jason. New York NY: Oxford University Press , 2015. (Book)
Call No.
WM 140 F855 2015
Location
VJH Library
Author
Freeman, Daniel
Freeman, Jason
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Pub Date
2015
Physical Description
x, 267 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Mental Disorders
Women's Health
Men's Health
Stress, Physiological
Sex Factors
Interesting Reads
Abstract
"1. Introduction: The Stressed Sex? -- 2. Number Crunching: the pattern and prevalence of psychiatric problems -- 3. Digging deeper into the data -- 4. Emotional disorders -- 5. Alcohol and drug problems -- 6. Less common problems: eating disorders, anti-social personality disorder, and autism -- 7. Conclusion: putting the pieces together." - NLM
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780198727583
Call No.
WM 140 F855 2015
Location
VJH Library
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Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end

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Gawande, Atul. New York NY: Doubleday Canada , 2014. (Book)
Call No.
WB 130 G284 2014
Location
RIH Library
VJH Library
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Doubleday Canada
Pub Date
2014
Physical Description
282 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Terminal Care
Palliative Care
Quality of Life
Ethics, Medical
Interesting Reads
Abstract
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780385677004
Call No.
WB 130 G284 2014
Location
RIH Library
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

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Skloot, Rebecca. New York NY: Crown , 2010. 1st ed. (Book)
Call No.
WB 60 S5564 2010
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
Author
Skloot, Rebecca
Edition
1st ed.
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Crown
Pub Date
2010
Physical Description
x, 369 p. : ill. ; pbk.
Format
Book
Subject
Bioethics
Confidentiality
HeLa Cells
Human Experimentation
Tissue Donors
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Interesting Reads
Abstract
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
97814000521189
Call No.
WB 60 S5564 2010
Location
KGH Library
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