A Patient-centered Approach to Medicine for the Terminally-ill

A Patient-centered Approach to Medicine for the Terminally-ill

By: Irene S. Switankowsky (author)Paperback

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Switankowsky argues that there are five conditions for physicians to bring about patient-centered medicine: effective disclosure of treatments, successful decision-making, effective communication, physician-patient relationships, and advance directives. Through these conditions, physicians could ensure that terminally ill patients die with some degree of dignity and are given essential, humane care.

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About Author

Irene S. Switankowsky is a review editor for Humane Medicine International. This is her second medical ethics book; her first, A New Paradigm for Informed Consent, was published in 1998.


Part 1 Part I Chapter 2 Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 2 The Physician-Patient and Patient-Centered Approaches Chapter 4 Chapter 3 The Physician-Centered Approach Chapter 5 Chapter 4 The Patient-Centered Approach Part 6 Part II Chapter 7 Chapter 5 Effective Physician-Patient Disclosure Chapter 8 Chapter 6 Successful Decision-making Chapter 9 Chapter 7 Effective Communication Chapter 10 Chapter 8 Developing Effective Physician-Patient Relationships Chapter 11 Chapter 9 Advance Care Planning Chapter 12 Chapter 10 A Humane Patient-Centered Approach to Care Chapter 13 Notes Chapter 14 Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780761853381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 94
  • ID: 9780761853381
  • weight: 154
  • ISBN10: 0761853383

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