The Doctor, His Patient and The Illness,Edition 2
Publication Date: 08 Feb 2000
First published in 1957, with a slight update in 1964, this classic text remains one of the standard works on the doctor patient relationship (largely as found in general practice). This new edition provides an updated descriptive analysis of the doctor-patient relationship, with practical advice on the potential and limits to the doctors involvement with the patient.
A new Foreword by the authors son placing his fathers work in the context of the new millenium. Across the world there are thousands of Balint groups/societies that have a growing number of members keen to read the work of their founding father
Foreword by the original authors son.
About the author
By John Balint, Center for Medical Ethics, Albany
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.
Page Count: 416
Retail Price : £57.99
Trainee and practising general practitioners and psychiatrists