Ronald A. Carson, PhD
Structured abstracts of information on newly published books, computer programs, selected Web sites, and other material are provided in this portion of Medical Writings. Not all items submitted by publishers are abstracted, but a listing of almost all material received can be found in the advertising pages of each issue. “Order phone” numbers can be used to place orders directly with publishers.
Carson RA. Public Expectations and Physicians' Responsibilities: Voices of Medical Humanities. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144:539. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-144-7-200604040-00026
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(7):539.
Crellin JK. 176 pages. Oxford, UK: Radcliffe; 2005. $48.00. ISBN 1857756428. Order at http://www.radcliffe-oxford.com.
Field of medicine: Medical humanities.
Format: Paperback book.
Audience: Medical students, residents, fellows, and practitioners, as well as general readers interested in current developments in medical humanities.
Purpose: To provide an introduction to an evolving field of studies that aims to encourage reflection on humane values in relationships between patients and physicians.
Content: The introduction usefully situates the volume in the context of medical education, including the continuing education of practitioners. The bulk of the book consists of 10 short chapters that address the various roles modern physicians are expected to play: communicator, healer, scientist, advocate, team member, self-aware practitioner, and clinical decision maker. The author argues that the humanities, in addition to enriching the discussion of many ethical questions raised by modern medicine, can be a source of inspiration in the often hectic professional lives of today's physicians. The book's endnotes provide the reader with comprehensive print and electronic references for further study in medical humanities.
to gain full access to the content and tools.
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Copyright © 2016 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only