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A Whole Person Approach to Wellbeing Building Sense of Safety

A Whole Person Approach to Wellbeing: Building Sense of Safety

1st Edition

By Johanna Lynch
December 31, 2020

This book builds on the person-centred medicine movement to promote a shift in the philosophy of care of distress. It discusses the vital importance of whole person health, healing and growth. Developing a new transdisciplinary concept of sense of safety, this book argues that the whole person ...

Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice The Contradiction Cure

Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice: The Contradiction Cure

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley
December 31, 2020

This book critically analyses how politics and power affect the ways that medicine is taught and learned. Challenging society’s historic reluctance to connect the realm of politics to the realm of medicine, Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice: The Contradiction Cure emphasizes the need ...

Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care Around Recovery

Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care: Around Recovery

1st Edition

By Stephen Buetow
December 31, 2020

This book explores how person-centred health care could be refined to help persons alleviate pain-related distress and construct pain as a potentially positive experience. Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care is a fascinating contribution to the multidisciplinary literature on ...

Medical Humanities, Sociology and the Suffering Self Surviving Health

Medical Humanities, Sociology and the Suffering Self: Surviving Health

1st Edition

By Wendy Lowe
December 23, 2020

Following criticisms of the traditionally polarized view of understanding suffering through either medicine or social justice, Lowe makes a compelling argument for how the medical humanities can help to go beyond the traditional biographical and epistemic breaks to see into the nature and ...

Educating Doctors' Senses Through the Medical Humanities

Educating Doctors' Senses Through the Medical Humanities: "How Do I Look?"

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley
February 05, 2020

Educating Doctors’ Senses Through the Medical Humanities: "How Do I Look?" uses the medical diagnostic method to identify a chronic symptom in medical culture: the unintentional production of insensibility through compulsory mis-education. This book identifies the symptom and its origins and ...

Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education Crafting Relational Identity

Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education: Crafting Relational Identity

1st Edition

By Sally G. Warmington
October 10, 2019

This innovative volume provides fresh perspectives on how medical students and patients construct identities in relation to each other, using stories of their clinical encounters. It explores how paying attention to medical students’ and patients’ stories in clinical teaching encounters can ...

Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy Listening to Marginalised Voices

Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Marginalised Voices

1st Edition

By Nicole Matthews, Naomi Sunderland
August 27, 2019

As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to bring into focus once marginalised and neglected voices. Breaking new ground by reframing multimedia life stories as a resource for education, public health, and ...

Reconsidering Dementia Narratives Empathy, Identity and Care

Reconsidering Dementia Narratives: Empathy, Identity and Care

1st Edition

By Rebecca Bitenc
July 19, 2019

Reconsidering Dementia Narratives explores the role of narrative in developing new ways of understanding, interacting with, and caring for people with dementia. It asks how the stories we tell about dementia – in fiction, life writing and film – both reflect and shape the way we think about this ...

Moments of Rupture: The Importance of Affect in Medical Education and Surgical Training Perspectives from Professional Learning and Philosophy

Moments of Rupture: The Importance of Affect in Medical Education and Surgical Training: Perspectives from Professional Learning and Philosophy

1st Edition

By A. O. Mahendran
July 10, 2019

Surgery is a craft specialty: ‘doing’ in response to what is seen, felt and anticipated.  The potent odours and the raw images of flesh, elicit strong sensations and responses in the here-and-now or ‘thisness’ (haecceities) of practice. These experiences, trigger a world of affects and senses that...

Dementia and Literature Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Dementia and Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Tess Maginess
June 06, 2019

Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread ‘problem’, ‘tragedy’ or ‘burden’ and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia across cultures and over time...

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine The State of the Art

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine: The State of the Art

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley
May 07, 2019

While medical language is soaked in metaphor, and thinking with metaphor is central to diagnostic work, medicine – that is, medical culture, clinical practice and medical education – outwardly rejects metaphor for objective, literal scientific language. This thought-provoking book argues that this ...

Person-centred Health Care Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients

Person-centred Health Care: Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients

1st Edition

By Stephen Buetow
March 28, 2019

Person-centred health care is increasingly endorsed as a key element of high-quality care, yet, in practice, it often means patient-centred health care. This book scrutinizes the principle of primacy of patient welfare, which, although deeply embedded in health professionalism, is long overdue for ...

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