Patient-centred Medicine In Transition: The Heart Of The Matter by Alan BleakleyPatient-centred Medicine In Transition: The Heart Of The Matter by Alan Bleakley

Patient-centred Medicine In Transition: The Heart Of The Matter

byAlan Bleakley

Paperback | August 27, 2016

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The recent history of medicine is one of great biological and technological advances. Diagnoses are being made earlier, diseases caught sooner, patients living longer. And yet there is one area that lags behind the rest of the field: despite the efforts of graduate courses and training manuals, too many doctors still find communication a challenge.

InPatient-Centered Medicine in Transition, the focus is not on skills or tools but on context to improve communication not only with patients, but between colleagues, with management, and within and across teams. Rigorous and readable, this timely manifesto presents new models of team process in patient-centered care, emphasizing their value in reducing harmful medical errors and improving patient care, safety, and outcomes.

Further, the author provides significant research evidence supporting democratic approaches to communication in medicine while also addressing vital questions of ethics, empathy, gender dynamics, and physician self-care. Included in the coverage:

  • The epidemic of communication hypocompetence.
  • Patient-centeredness without a center.
  • How doctors think can be judged from how they listen and speak.
  • Working and learning in teams in the new era of health care.
  • Blunting Occam's Razor: team process and complexity theory.
  • Building a collaborative community in medical education research.

Patient-Centered Medicine in Transitionoffers a bold new reconceptualization of an important topic and a roadmap to new frontiers in practice to be read and discussed by researchers and practitioners in medical education.

Title:Patient-centred Medicine In Transition: The Heart Of The MatterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:267 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:August 27, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319379674

ISBN - 13:9783319379678

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Table of Contents



Part I: Communication in medicine: democracy and its discontents

Chapter 1: Communication hypocompetence - an iatrogenic epidemic

Chapter 2: Democracy in medicine

Chapter 3: Patient-centeredness without a center

Chapter 4: How doctors think can be judged from how they listen and speak

Chapter 5: A new wave of patient-centeredness

Chapter 6: Models of patient-centered care

Chapter 7: What is meant by 'empathy'?

Chapter 8: Gender matters in medical education

Part II: Deep theorizing in communication in medicine: relationships between team process and practitioner identity

Chapter 9: Working and learning in 'teams' in a new era of health care

Chapter 10: Theorizing team process through cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT): networking and knotworking

Chapter 11: Theorizing team process through a Foucauldian perspective: gaining a voice in team activity at the clinical coalface

Chapter 12: Theorizing team process through actor-network-theory (ANT): communication practice as a theory in action

Chapter 13: Theorizing team process through Deleuzean rhizomatics: becoming a medical professional in nomadic teams

Chapter 14: Team process and complexity theory: blunting Occam's Razor

Chapter 15: Building a collaborative community in medical education research

Part III: A brief but provocative conclusion

Chapter 16: Conclusion: professing medical identities in the liquid world of teams