The Doctor, His Patient and The Illness

The Doctor, His Patient and The Illness

2nd Edition - February 8, 2000

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  • Author: John Balint
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443064609

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Descriptive analysis of the doctor-patient relationship (largely as found in general practice). With practical advice on the potential and limits to the doctors involvement with the patient.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. The General Problem. The Patients Offers and the Doctors Responses. Elimination by Appropriate Physical examination. Incidence and Evaluation of Neurotic Symptoms. Level of Diagnosis. The Collusion of Anonymity. The General Practitioner and His Consultants. The Perpetuation of the Teacher-Pupil Relationship. Advice and reassurance. How to Start. When to Stop. The Special Psychological Atmosphere of General Practice. The General Practitioner as Psychotherapist. A: Two Illustrative Cases. The general Practitioner as Psychotherapist B: The Difficult Case. The Apostolic Function-I. The Apostolic Function-II. The Doctor and his Patient. The Patient and his Illness. General Practitioner Psychotherapy. Summary and Future outlook.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2000
  • Published: February 8, 2000
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443064609

About the Author

John Balint

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Medical Ethics, Albany

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