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Doctors and Their Feelings: A Pharmacology of Medical Caring

Doctors and Their Feelings: A Pharmacology of Medical Caring


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One of the most exciting medical developments during the past thirty years has been the rebirth of family medicine as a dynamic specialty. In the face of ever-widening definitions of health, the family physician has been challenged to integrate the physical, emotional, and social concepts of modern medicine into traditional medical services. Invariably, in establishing a mutual understanding between doctor and patient, the doctor's emotions come into play.

This book addresses the needs of family and other physicians to better understand their emotions, enhance their self-awareness, improve their communications skills, and apply these skills more effectively within the constraints of clinical practice and teaching. A multi-disciplinary approach common to the practice of family medicine is used. The authors come from a variety of disciplines—psychiatry, clinical psychology, family medicine, and family therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275939908
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/22/1992
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)

About the Author

BENJAMIN MAOZ is Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Soroka Medical Centre, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is Visiting Professor to the Department of Family Medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University.

STANLEY RABINOWITZ previously was Head of the Medical Psychology unit of the Israel Defense Force Medical Corps and now holds academic appointments in the Department of Family Medicine in Tel Aviv University and the Center for Medical Education at Ben Gurion University.

MICHAEL HERZ is a family physician in full-time pratice, holds an academic appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine, and is the regional organizer of the Tel Aviv residency training program.

HAVA ELKAN KATZ is a family therapist who is a senior therapist and supervisor in the Child and Family Clinic of the Kibbutz Clinic in Tel Aviv. She has held teaching posts in the Departments of Family Medicine in Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert E. Rakel

Introduction by Max R. Polliack

The Need for This Book

The Birth of the Interdisciplinary Team

The Medical Context and a Review of the Relevant Literature

The Setting of Family Medicine

Professional Listening: Cultivating the Willingness to Listen

Anxiety and the Family Doctor

Feelings of Helplessness in the Doctor-Patient Encounter


On the Aggression of Doctors

Being Offended in Medical Practice

The Pleasure of Being a Family Doctor

Intimacy and Demarcation Lines: Negotiation of Distance

Setting Boundaries in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Complexity of the Loyalty Issue in Family Medicine

Patienthood and Physicianhood

Contextual Thinking

The Supervision of Communication Growth in Family Medicine Training

Balint Groups

Emotive Process Stimulation (EPS): A Sensitizing Approach for Eliciting Doctors' Emotions

Psychotherapeutic Interventions



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