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Book The Trouble with Medical Journals

Download or read book The Trouble with Medical Journals written by Richard Smith and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2006-09-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is a turbulent time for STM publishing. With moves towards open access to scientific literature, the future of medical journals is uncertain and unpredictable. This is the only book of its kind to address this problematic issue. Richard Smith, a previous editor of the British Medical Journal for twenty five years and one of the most influential people within medical journals and medicine depicts a compelling picture of medical publishing. Drawn from the author's own extensive and unrivalled experience in medical publishing, Smith provides a refreshingly honest analysis of current and future trends in journal publishing including peer review, ethics in medical publishing, the influence of the pharmaceutical industry as well as that of the mass media, and the risk that money can cloud objectivity in publishing. Full of personal anecdotes and amusing tales, this is a book for everyone, from researcher to patient, author to publisher and editor to reader. The controversial and highly topical nature of this book, will make uncomfortable reading for publishers, researchers, funding bodies and pharmaceutical companies alike making this useful resource for anyone with an interest in medicine or medical journals. Topic covered include: Libel and medical journals; Patients and medical journals; Medical journals and the mass media; Medical journals and pharmaceutical companies: uneasy bedfellows; Editorial independence; misconduct; and accountability; Ethical support and accountability for journals; Peer review: a flawed process and Conflicts of interest: how money clouds objectivity. This is a unique offering by the former BMJ editor- challenging, comprehensive and controversial. This must be the most controversial medical book of the 21st Century John Illman, MJA News Lively, full of anecdote and he [Smith] is brutally honest British Journal of Hospital Medicine ************************************************************************************************* Please note that the reference to Arup Banerjee on page 100 of this book should be to Anjan Banerjee. We apologise to Professor Arup Banerjee for this oversight. *************************************************************************************************

Book When Doctors Don t Listen

Download or read book When Doctors Don t Listen written by Dr. Leana Wen and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2013-01-15 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses how to avoid harmful medical mistakes, offering advice on such topics as working with a busy doctor, communicating the full story of an illness, evaluating test risks, and obtaining a working diagnosis.

Book Also Human

    Book Details:
  • Author : Caroline Elton
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2018-06-12
  • ISBN : 0465093752
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Also Human written by Caroline Elton and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2018-06-12 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A psychologist's stories of doctors who seek to help others but struggle to help themselves From ER and M*A*S*H to Grey's Anatomy and House, the medical drama endures for good reason: we're fascinated by the people we must trust when we are most vulnerable. In Also Human, vocational psychologist Caroline Elton introduces us to some of the distressed physicians who have come to her for help: doctors who face psychological challenges that threaten to destroy their careers and lives, including an obstetrician grappling with his own homosexuality, a high-achieving junior doctor who walks out of her first job within weeks of starting, and an oncology resident who faints when confronted with cancer patients. Entering a doctor's office can be terrifying, sometimes for the doctor most of all. By examining the inner lives of these professionals, Also Human offers readers insight into, and empathy for, the very real struggles of those who hold power over life and death.

Book How Doctors Think

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jerome Groopman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2008-03-12
  • ISBN : 0547348630
  • Pages : 325 pages

Download or read book How Doctors Think written by Jerome Groopman and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2008-03-12 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong—with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can—with our help—avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.

Book Doctors

    Book Details:
  • Author : Erich Segal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 1989-07-01
  • ISBN : 0553278118
  • Pages : 689 pages

Download or read book Doctors written by Erich Segal and published by Bantam. This book was released on 1989-07-01 with total page 689 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Writing with all the passion of Love Story and power of The Class, Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors—what makes them tick, scheme, hurt . . . and love. From the crucible of med school’s merciless training through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triumphs—and sometimes tragedies—beyond, Doctors brings to vivid life the men and women who seek to heal but who must first walk through fire. At the novel’s heart is the unforgettable relationship of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano, childhood friends who separately find unsettling celebrity and unsatisfying love—until their friendship ripens into passion. Yet even their devotion to each other, even their medical gifts may not be enough to save the one life they treasure above all others. Doctors—heartbreaking, witty, inspiring, and utterly, grippingly real—is a vibrant portrait that culminates in a murder, a trial . . . and a miracle.

Book Unhinged

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  • Author : Daniel Carlat
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-05-18
  • ISBN : 9781416596356
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read book Unhinged written by Daniel Carlat and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-05-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: IN THIS STIRRING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WAKE-UP CALL, psychiatrist Daniel Carlat exposes deeply disturbing problems plaguing his profession, revealing the ways it has abandoned its essential purpose: to understand the mind, so that psychiatrists can heal mental illness and not just treat symptoms. As he did in his hard-hitting and widely read New York Times Magazine article "Dr. Drug Rep," and as he continues to do in his popular watchdog newsletter, The Carlat Psychiatry Report, he writes with bracing honesty about how psychiatry has so largely forsaken the practice of talk therapy for the seductive—and more lucrative—practice of simply prescribing drugs, with a host of deeply troubling consequences. Psychiatrists have settled for treating symptoms rather than causes, embracing the apparent medical rigor of DSM diagnoses and prescription in place of learning the more challenging craft of therapeutic counseling, gaining only limited understanding of their patients’ lives. Talk therapy takes time, whereas the fifteen-minute "med check" allows for more patients and more insurance company reimbursement. Yet DSM diagnoses, he shows, are premised on a good deal less science than we would think. Writing from an insider’s perspective, with refreshing forthrightness about his own daily struggles as a practitioner, Dr. Carlat shares a wealth of stories from his own practice and those of others that demonstrate the glaring shortcomings of the standard fifteen-minute patient visit. He also reveals the dangers of rampant diagnoses of bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other "popular" psychiatric disorders, and exposes the risks of the cocktails of medications so many patients are put on. Especially disturbing are the terrible consequences of overprescription of drugs to children of ever younger ages. Taking us on a tour of the world of pharmaceutical marketing, he also reveals the inner workings of collusion between psychiatrists and drug companies. Concluding with a road map for exactly how the profession should be reformed, Unhinged is vital reading for all those in treatment or considering it, as well as a stirring call to action for the large community of psychiatrists themselves. As physicians and drug companies continue to work together in disquieting and harmful ways, and as diagnoses—and misdiagnoses—of mental disorders skyrocket, it’s essential that Dr. Carlat’s bold call for reform is heeded.

Book The Trouble with Doctors

Download or read book The Trouble with Doctors written by Dr. John Anderson and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2022-01-10 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book arose from the authors knowledge of a small number of doctors who were not behaving in a professional or proper manner. As he read about them, he found he was astonished at the extent of some offenders. Any human being can have flaws in their character, personality disorders or mental illnesses, what if that person is your doctor? This book takes the reader on a journey from the colorful life of Geoffrey Edelsten through Medawar's The Strange Case of the Spotted Mice, a fertility specialist who used his own sperm to impregnate over 50 women without their knowledge to the lasting and devastating effects of the MMR vaccine debacle. The author suggests that a test needs to be devised to detect character flaws such as greed before they harm innocent people through fraud and deceit. As much a reference book as it is a celebration of the brave‘whistleblower’and witty commentary on human nature, capturing the imagination, leading the reader to wonder why people make the decisions they do. Anderson himself had a colorful life and a brilliant career, leaving an immeasurable legacy to medicine. His wish was that this book would prompt change, leading to enhanced integrity in the medical and scientific world.

Book When Doctors Become Patients

Download or read book When Doctors Become Patients written by Robert Klitzman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For many doctors, their role as powerful healer precludes thoughts of ever getting sick themselves. When they do, it initiates a profound shift of awareness-- not only in their sense of their selves, which is invariably bound up with the "invincible doctor" role, but in the way that they view their patients and the doctor-patient relationship. While some books have been written from first-person perspectives on doctors who get sick-- by Oliver Sacks among them-- and TV shows like "House" touch on the topic, never has there been a "systematic, integrated look" at what the experience is like for doctors who get sick, and what it can teach us about our current health care system and more broadly, the experience of becoming ill.The psychiatrist Robert Klitzman here weaves together gripping first-person accounts of the experience of doctors who fall ill and see the other side of the coin, as a patient. The accounts reveal how dramatic this transformation can be-- a spiritual journey for some, a radical change of identity for others, and for some a new way of looking at the risks and benefits of treatment options. For most however it forever changes the way they treat their own patients. These questions are important not just on a human interest level, but for what they teach us about medicine in America today. While medical technology advances, the health care system itself has become more complex and frustrating, and physician-patient trust is at an all-time low. The experiences offered here are unique resource that point the way to a more humane future.

Book The Secret Language of Doctors

Download or read book The Secret Language of Doctors written by Brian Goldman and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most people have visited a doctor's office or emergency room in their lifetime to gain clarity about an ailment or check in after a procedure. While doctors strive to ensure their patients understand their diagnoses, rarely do those outside the medical community understand the words and phrases we hear practitioners yell across a hospital hallway or murmur to a colleague behind office doors. Doctors and nurses use a kind of secret language, comprised of words unlikely to be found in a medical textbook or heard on television. In The Secret Language of Doctors, Dr. Brian Goldman decodes those code words for the average patient. What does it mean when a patient has the symptoms of "incarceritis"? What are "blocking" and "turfing"? And why do you never want to be diagnosed with a "horrendoma"? Dr. Goldman reveals the meaning behind the colorful and secret expressions doctors use to describe difficult patients, situations, and medical conditions—including those they don't want you to know. Gain profound insight into what doctors really think about patients in this funny and biting examination of modern medical culture.

Book What Patients Say  What Doctors Hear

Download or read book What Patients Say What Doctors Hear written by Danielle Ofri, MD and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients lead to better health? Despite modern medicine’s infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion’s share of illnesses. However, what patients say and what doctors hear are often two vastly different things. Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to “make their case” to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. Though the gulf between what patients say and what doctors hear is often wide, Dr. Danielle Ofri proves that it doesn’t have to be. Through the powerfully resonant human stories that Dr. Ofri’s writing is renowned for, she explores the high-stakes world of doctor-patient communication that we all must navigate. Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us.

Book Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them

Download or read book Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them written by Joe Graedon and published by Harmony. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A primary care doctor is skeptical of his patient’s concerns. A hospital nurse or intern is unaware of a drug’s potential side effects. A physician makes the most “common” diagnosis while overlooking the signs of a rarer and more serious illness, and the patient doesn’t see the necessary specialist until it’s too late. A pharmacist dispenses the wrong drug and a patient dies as a result. Sadly, these kinds of mistakes happen all the time. Each year, 6.1 million Americans are harmed by diagnostic mistakes, drug disasters, and medical treatments. A decade ago, the Institute of Medicine estimated that up to 98,000 people died in hospitals each year from preventable medical errors. And new research from the University of Utah, HealthGrades of Denver, and elsewhere suggests the toll is much higher. Patient advocates and bestselling authors Joe and Teresa Graedon came face-to-face with the tragic consequences of doctors’ screwups when Joe’s mother died in Duke Hospital—one of the best in the world—due to a disastrous series of entirely preventable errors. In Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them, the Graedons expose the most common medical mistakes, from doctor’s offices and hospitals to the pharmacy counters and nursing homes. Patients across the country shared their riveting horror stories, and doctors recounted the disastrous—and sometimes deadly—consequences of their colleagues’ oversights and errors. While many patients feel vulnerable and dependent on their health care providers, this book is a startling wake-up call to how wrong doctors can be. The good news is that we can protect ourselves, and our loved ones, by being educated and vigilant medical consumers. The Graedons give patients the specific, practical steps they need to take to ensure their safety: the questions to ask a specialist before getting a final diagnosis, tips for promoting good communication with your doctor, presurgery checklists, how to avoid deadly drug interactions, and much more. Whether you’re sick or healthy, young or old, a parent of a young child, or caring for an elderly loved one, Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them is an eye-opening look at the medical mistakes that can truly affect any of us—and an empowering guide that explains what we can do about it.

Book Life After Medicine

    Book Details:
  • Author : Susan Kersley
  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 1846193818
  • Pages : 155 pages

Download or read book Life After Medicine written by Susan Kersley and published by Radcliffe Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book helps and motivates doctors facing or contemplating leaving the profession. It offers simple but comprehensive strategies, resources and reflections to explore where they are, where they want to be, how to get there, and how to lead a content and fulfilling life if and when they do leave medicine.

Book The Trouble with Doctors

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Anderson
  • Publisher : Xlibris Us
  • Release : 2022-01-10
  • ISBN : 9781669805823
  • Pages : 322 pages

Download or read book The Trouble with Doctors written by John Anderson and published by Xlibris Us. This book was released on 2022-01-10 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book arose from the authors knowledge of a small number of doctors who were not behaving in a professional or proper manner. As he read about them, he found he was astonished at the extent of some offenders. Any human being can have flaws in their character, personality disorders or mental illnesses, what if that person is your doctor? This book takes the reader on a journey from the colorful life of Geoffrey Edelsten through Medawar's The Strange Case of the Spotted Mice, a fertility specialist who used his own sperm to impregnate over 50 women without their knowledge to the lasting and devastating effects of the MMR vaccine debacle. The author suggests that a test needs to be devised to detect character flaws such as greed before they harm innocent people through fraud and deceit. As much a reference book as it is a celebration of the brave'whistleblower'and witty commentary on human nature, capturing the imagination, leading the reader to wonder why people make the decisions they do. Anderson himself had a colorful life and a brilliant career, leaving an immeasurable legacy to medicine. His wish was that this book would prompt change, leading to enhanced integrity in the medical and scientific world.

Book The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor   s Office

Download or read book The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor s Office written by David Watts and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2009-04 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Western literature has had a long tradition of physician-writers. From Mikhail Bulgakov to William Carlos Williams to Richard Selzer to Ethan Canin, exposure to human beings at their most vulnerable has inspired fine writing. In his own inimitable and unpretentious style, David Watts is also a master storyteller. Whether recounting the decline and death of a dear friend or poking holes in the faulty logic of an insurance company underling, The Orange Wire Problem lays bare the nobility and weakness, generosity and churlishness of human nature. With disarming candor and the audacity to admit that practicing medicine can be a crazy thing, Watts fills each page with riveting details, moving accounts, or belly-laughs. As the stories in this work unfold, we are witness to the moral dilemmas and personal rewards of ministering to the sick. Whether the subject is the potential benefits of therapeutic deception or telling a child about death, Watts’s ear for the right word, the right tone, and the right detail never fails him. From The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor’s Office: We were lingering in the outer office. He mentioned again, no biopsy. I knew that. And I knew there would be no chemotherapy. Maybe it's like that Orange Wire Problem, I said. Yes exactly, he said, and four years from now when we're all sitting around the campfire we'll remember the Orange Wire Problem. . . And I thought to myself, my brother did that. Spoke of the time ahead as he was dying of lung cancer. Six months from now he had said, we'll be glad we did all those drug therapies—as if to speak of the future laid claim to the future.

Book Problem Doctors

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Lens
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9789051992878
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Problem Doctors written by Peter Lens and published by IOS Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The problem of malfunctioning doctors is internationally recognised. Estimates in different countries of the number of disfunctioning doctors are around 5little literature on problem doctors. This book is about understanding problem doctors and helping the profession find better ways to help them and protect the public, the patients. It describes the following questions: Which definitions of malfunctioning are being used? What is the nature of malfunctioning and to what extend does it occur? Are there any data about the incident or prevalence of problem doctors? What kind of regulations exist to deal with malfunctioning doctors and which solutions to tackle the problem have been found? How is or how could malfunctioning doctors be prevented? The first part of the book explores themes like the doctor as iatrogenic factor, the damage doctors may cause, the incompetent physician behind closed doors, the impaired physician, sexual contact between doctors and patients, and fraud and misconduct in medical science. The second part gives an overview of the problem doctor in different countries around the world and of the informal mechanisms used to cope with this problem. Part three covers the measures during the university training to prevent doctors from malfunctioning. How can we select better doctors in the future? And if every thing fails, is outplacement possible?

Book Doctors in Denial

Download or read book Doctors in Denial written by Joel Lexchin, MD and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Doctors in Denial examines the relationship between the Canadian medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry, and explains how doctors have become dependents of the drug companies instead of champions of patients' health. Big Pharma plays a role in every aspect of doctors' work. These giant, wealthy multinationals influence how medical students are trained and receive information, how research is done in hospitals and universities, what is published in leading medical journals, what drugs are approved, and what patients expect when they go into their doctors' offices. But almost all doctors deny the influence and control the drug companies exert. In this book Dr. Lexchin urges the medical profession to make the changes needed to give priority to protecting and promoting patients' health and benefitting society, rather than enabling Big Pharma to dominate health care while raking in billions in profits from citizens and governments.

Book Doctor Trouble

    Book Details:
  • Author : E M Shue
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2022-02-17
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 120 pages

Download or read book Doctor Trouble written by E M Shue and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2022-02-17 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trouble I celebrated my 21st birthday in style by losing my V-card to the hottest man I've ever met. But I didn't realize how much trouble I would be in. How much my body would want him. With no room for romance in my life, I snuck out the next morning sure I'd never see him again. But then my one-night stand shows up we're I least expected him. He's the new head of ER in my town where I'm a paramedic. And when Dr. Trouble sets his sights on me, he wants more than I can give. I can't stretch myself that thin, not when I have younger siblings to care for and an addict brother to keep drug-free. So what's the good doctor do? He demands my submission. He demands my will and my body. But our hospital has a no-fraternization policy. What the hell am I going to do? The doctor is ready to see you now. The paramedic is ready to treat you. Come hang out with the Doctors of Eastport General. Award-winning author E.M. Shue gives you a new erotic romance with the action you expect and love. ********************************************************* Doctors of Eastport General is a brand-new Contemporary Romance series. Get ready for all the naughty nurses, dirty doctors, and patient shenanigans that take place in Eastport General.