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Medical Error and Harm: Understanding, Prevention, and Control

Medical Error and Harm: Understanding, Prevention, and ControlMedical Error and Harm: Understanding, Prevention, and Control

Recent debate over healthcare and its spiraling costs has brought medical error into the spotlight as an indicator of everything that is ineffective, inhumane, and wasteful about modern medicine. But while the tendency is to blame it all on human error, it is a much more complex problem that involves overburdened systems, constantly changing technology, increasing specialization, and a cycle of continual funding shortfalls made even more acute by resource-wasting inefficiencies.
Murtagh's Patient Education, 6th edition

Murtagh's Patient Education, 6 editionMurtagh's Patient Education, 6 edition

John Murtagh's "Patient Education" is the essential aid for doctors in practice, general practice nurses, medical students, pharmacists and consumers needing accurate information in an age of internet selfishness. First published in 1992 and now in its sixth edition, it is the proven international standard for patient education material.
Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

Blood and Guts: A History of SurgeryBlood and Guts: A History of Surgery

Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other previously undreamed of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of selfless men working tirelessly in the pursuit of medical advancement. Instead it's a bloodstained tale of blunders, arrogance, mishap and murder.
Encyclopedia of Pain (2nd edition) (2013) [PDF][ePUB]

Encyclopedia of Pain (2nd edition) (2013)Encyclopedia of Pain (2nd edition) (2013)

The Encyclopedia of Pain includes more than 3,000 entries and provides clear, detailed and up-to-date coverage of the current state of research, and treatment of pain. In addition, detailed essays provide in-depth information on all aspects of nociception and pain, including substrates, causes, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, diagnoses and treatment. A thousand color figures enhance understanding of this too-little-understood topic.
Children and Health Care: Moral and Social Issues

Children and Health Care: Moral and Social IssuesChildren and Health Care: Moral and Social Issues

Before a separate Department of Medical Humanities was formed, the editors of this volume were faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics at our medical school. Colleagues daily spoke of the moral and social problems of children's health care. Our offices were near the examining rooms where children had their bone-marrow procedures done. Since this is a painful test, we often heard them cry. The hospital floor where the sickest children stayed was also nearby.
Martindale - The Complete Drug Reference (2009)

Martindale - The Complete Drug Reference (2009)Martindale - The Complete Drug Reference (2009)

This book provides reliable, unbiased and evaluated information on drugs and medicines used throughout the world. Each new drug licensed for use has its own potential benefits and adverse effects, and its own profile for dosage, administration and indications. Furthermore, manufacturers make regular changes to existing drug names and formulations, which can affect their interactions and safe usage. Health professionals require the correct answers and need to have confidence in the drugs information they use – but with medicines evolving at this rate, how can they be sure their knowledge is up to date? “Martindale” contains up to date information about more than 5,800 substances.
The Discourse of Medicine: Dialectics of Medical Interviews

The Discourse of Medicine: Dialectics of Medical InterviewsThe Discourse of Medicine: Dialectics of Medical Interviews

This is the first full-length monograph devoted to the study of the talk between physicians and patients in a medical interview. Methods are developed to describe, analyze and interpret the discourse. Additionally, a ctitique and review of previous research in this area is included. In the course of the work, a critique of more traditional methods, studies, and interpretations of medical interviews is presented.