Penguin Specials: Dying for a Chat

Penguin Specials: Dying for a Chat by Dr Ranjana Srivastava
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ISBN
9780143569640
Date Released
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Paperback
Pages
96
Dimensions
114 x 182mm

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Medical oncologist Ranjana Srivastava contends that the best medicine begins with a good chat, to guide the decision-making of both doctors and patients. Increasingly, people are unable to properly comprehend the complex treatment choices on offer, or are self-diagnosing and demanding unnecessary or risky prodedures. Doctors, in turn, feel unable to deny the requests of patients and their families. Narrow specialisation also means no-one is discussing the overall picture of a patient's health. Srivastava warns that people are suffering - even dying - as a result, and the medical profession should be taking responsibility. In a frank and clear-eyed assessment of an unacknowledged crisis, she makes an impassioned case for healthcare training to incorporate effective communication skills.
ISBN:
9780143569640
Publication Date:
24 / 04 / 2013
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
114 x 182mm

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