Medical Choices, Medical Chances

How Patients, Families, and Physicians Can Cope with Uncertainty




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 495
ISBN : 9780595165179

About the Book

Considered ahead of its time since the first publication in 1981, Medical Choices, Medical Chances provides a telescope for viewing how developments in the fields of medical research, medical technology, and health care organization are likely to influence the doctor-patient relationship in the 21st Century. The book explores this intricate web of relationships among doctors, patients, and families and offers a new framework for mastering the emotional and intellectual challenges of uncertainty, while at the same time providing tools for all concerned to regain control from managed care. It is a must-read for all those interested in medicine and where it is headed in the new millennium.

About the Author

Dr. Bursztajn is co-director of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, cares for patients as a primary care physician and psychoanalytically informed psychiatrist and consults as a forensic psychiatrist nationally.

Richard I. Feinbloom, M.D. is a family practitioner with the Permanente Medical Group of Northern California. His most recent book is Pregnancy, Birth, and The Early Months. The Thinking Woman's Guide.

Robert M. Hamm, Ph.D., is a cognitive psychologist specializing in judgment and decision making in medicine. He works training family physicians in the medical school at the University of Oklahoma.

Archie Brodsky, a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University, is coauthor of numerous books in psychology and health care.