The Wonder and the Mystery: 10 Years of Reflections from the Annals of Family Medicine
Contents: Foreword; About the editor; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Section 1: Primary care at work Nasruddin and the coin; One last question: opening Pandora's box? A headache at the end of the day; The joy of family More...
Publisher: Radcliffe Pub
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Contents: Foreword; About the editor; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Section 1: Primary care at work Nasruddin and the coin; One last question: opening Pandora's box? A headache at the end of the day; The joy of family practice; Success, regret, and the struggle for balance; The company we keep: why physicians should refuse to see pharmaceutical representatives; Doctors' work: eulogy for my vocation. Section 2: Patient care and caring; Pounds; The old duffers' club; Home care: a key to the future of family medicine?; Boy scouts for henry; Lessons from my left foot. Section 3: Wounds and healing; Suffering, meaning, and healing: challenges of contemporary medicine; Letting the news; Losing touch in the era of superbugs? The decade dance; The face of cancer. Section 4: Connections; A change will do you good; Linking Ruth to her past; On this day of mothers and sons; Jazz and the 'art' of medicine: improvisation in the medical encounter; Gazing at the future. Section 5: Knowledge; General medical practitioners need to be aware of the theories on which our work depend; The irreverent nature of evidence; Bag of worms; The impotence of being important - reflections on leadership 'Be gentle and be sincere about it': a story about community-based primary care research; The dark bridal canopy; Making time to write. Section 6: Who we are and where we're going; A public celebration of a personal doctor; Health care becomes an industry; The dream of home ownership; The myth of the lone physician: towards a collaborative alternative; Dinosaurs, hospital ecosystems, and the future of family. Section 7: Medicine, society, the world; The island Si, Doctora; Stuck in the mud; Indication; The break-even point: when medical advances are less important than improving the fidelity with which they are delivered; Ecological change and the future of the human species: can physicians make a difference? A journey to someplace better; Index.