When doctors become patients / Robert Klitzman
- Klitzman, Robert
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Physical Description:
- x, 333 pages ; 25 cm
- "Magic white coats": forms of denial and other internal obstacles to becoming a patient -- "The medical self": self-doctoring and choosing doctors -- "Screw-ups" in the system and in care: external obstacles faced in becoming patients -- "They treated me as if I were dead": peripheralization and discrimination -- "Coming out" as patients: disclosures of illness -- Double lens: contrasting views and uses of medical knowledge -- "Being 'strong'": workaholism, burnout, and coping -- "Once a doctor, always a doctor?": retirement -- "Touched by the light": spiritual beliefs and their obstacles -- Us vs. them: treating patients differently -- Improving education: can empathy be taught? -- Conclusions: the professional self.
- 9780195327670 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0195327675 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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