Doctors and Their Feelings: A Pharmacology of Medical Caring available in Hardcover
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- ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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 disciplinespsychiatry, clinical psychology, family medicine, and family therapy.
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
The Supervision of Communication Growth in Family Medicine Training
Emotive Process Stimulation (EPS): A Sensitizing Approach for Eliciting Doctors' Emotions