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In the Hands of Doctors :Touch and Trust in Medical Care
In the Hands of Doctors: Touch and Trust in Medical Care
Paul Stepansky, ""
2016 | ISBN-10: 1440850771 | 336 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Written by a highly respected medical historian, this book examines how and why medical caring-including the role of touch and procedure in caregiving-has evolved in recent decades and how these changes have affected doctor-patient trust as well as patient health and the "health" of the current medical system. * Draws on medical history since the early 19th century to demonstrate how the procedural aspects of medicine are foundational to trusting doctor-patient relationships * Examines how the diminished authority of physicians as decision makers and consumerization of medical services have complicated caregiving * Provides concrete proposals for reinvigorating primary care medicine by developing a new primary care specialty and making better use of nurse practitioners and other nonphysician providers

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