- Paperback: 181 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2013 edition (November 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1461451698
- ISBN-13: 978-1461451693
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,394,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring 2nd ed. 2013 Edition
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From the reviews of the second edition:
“Dr. Colgan has given us a valuable and unique guide. This book is for every student and practitioner in medicine or nursing as well as all who wish to understand medicine. The author is a well-respected educator and clinician. … This is an outstanding book, one which may be overlooked by many in the crush of everyday practice, but which will help many put the challenges and problems of the field of medicine into proper perspective.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)
From the Back Cover
Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide. The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable information in one place, Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, Second Edition, includes biographies of historical luminaries in medicine, tales from everyday practice, inspirational quotes and artwork, and advice for new and veteran healers alike.
"Today, when medical education short-changes basic clinical skills in favor of technology, when many young clinicians seem to view medicine as a trade instead of a calling, and when we see practicing physicians hawking their services on roadside billboards, it is refreshing to read a book that extols medicine's rich history and traditional values." --Robert B. Taylor, MD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
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Top customer reviews
The book summarizes the successful union of different past and present experiences that show us the path we should follow in order to become great physicians. Dr. Richard Colgan constantly reminds us of the "human" side of medicine, an essential part of taking care of the patient, through meaningful quotations and personal reflections. This book would make a precious gift to medical students and young physicians. It should be required reading during family medicine residency and I hope that it will soon be translated in other languages.
Alessandro Menin, M.D., Italy