The Physician

Author: Noah Gordon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453263748

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 9824

An orphan leaves Dark Ages London, taking a dangerous journey and posing as a Jew to study medicine in Persia, in “an adventurous and inspiring tale” (Library Journal). A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic. The Physician is the first book in New York Times–bestselling author Noah Gordon’s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.

The Physician

Author: Noah Gordon

Publisher: Barcelona Editions

ISBN: 9781453271100

Category: Fiction

Page: 765

View: 3772

Read by millions in thirty-two countries, soon to be a major motion picture, and voted “one of the ten most-beloved books of all time,” here is the English-language edition of Noah Gordon's masterworkIn eleventh-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world's most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic. The Physician is the first book in Noah Gordon's Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.

The physician

Author: Noah Gordon

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

View: 8524

Eleventh-century England and Persia are the backgrounds of this story of an orphan named Rob Cole, who is apprenticed to a travelling barber-surgeon and, discovering in himself a gift for healing, decides to study medicine with the legendary Avicenna

The Physician's Covenant

Images of the Healer in Medical Ethics

Author: William F. May

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222741

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 5385

May considers the overarching images that shape the convictions and daily practice of the physician. Taking a step back from the procedures and quandaries that are the focal points of many books on ethics, he explores the moral power of images in understanding the healer and defining his or her tasks. May updates his reflections on five images of the healer: parent, fighter, technician, teacher and covenanter.

The Physician as Patient

A Clinical Handbook for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Michael F. Myers,Glen O. Gabbard

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585628786

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 3609

Because physicians are shaped by the expectations and responsibilities of their profession and are especially susceptible to stress and illness, professionals treating them need to be attuned to a host of demands and considerations not applicable to other patients. The Physician as Patient meets that need by combining the perspectives of two seasoned psychiatrists who have been assessing and treating physicians for more than 30 years. Drs. Myers and Gabbard pool their career-long dedication to physician health, counseling, and risk management to demonstrate that, through accurate diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment, most impaired physicians can recover and return to practice. As the most current sourcebook available on this subject, The Physician as Patient not only discusses common illnesses and problems seen in doctors but also outlines the many biopsychosocial treatments that are indicated -- always with an emphasis on integrated care. It considers such issues as the reluctance of physicians to assume the role of patient and the uniqueness of the physician's psychological makeup that facilitates or impedes diagnosis and treatment. It describes the most common medical and psychiatric illnesses in physicians -- including addictions -- and addresses personality disorders and the increasingly important subject of boundary violations. And it helps readers determine what can be done about doctors behaving badly or out-of-character, or what strategies are useful in treating physicians to assure accuracy while also diminishing morbidity and relieving suffering. Among other key issues raised are: The importance of considering sociocultural customs and values when treating the increasing number of minority and International Medical Graduate physicians Addressing the many clinical, humanistic, ethical, and legal dimensions of the psychiatric evaluation of physicians Distinguishing between long-standing patterns of personality disorders that manifest as disruptive behaviors and those patterns that lead to burnout and depression Assessing amenability to rehabilitation in cases of sexual boundary violation, including an awareness of alcohol or drug abuse as contributing factors Utilizing a physician's predisposition as a learner and pragmatist to enter into cognitive behavior therapy The success of early diagnosis and treatment in lowering the occurrence of suicide, for which physicians are notoriously at risk Brimming with case examples, The Physician as Patient adopts a reader-friendly style that facilitates quick grasp of concepts, while an extensive list of references and websites provides an entrée for additional support. This book is an indispensable resource for all mental health professionals who take caregivers into their care.

The Physician's Essential MBA

What Every Physician Leader Needs to Know

Author: Michael J. Stahl,Peter J. Dean

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834212442

Category: Medical

Page: 322

View: 5613

The Physician's Essential MBA: What Every Physician Leader Needs to Know is the essential resource for physicians who are seeking sophisticated business and managerial skills in order to survive in today's health care environment. This comprehensive text covers everything from change and strategy to effective data utilization.

The Physician Within You

Author: Gladys McGarey

Publisher: Inkwell Productions

ISBN: 9780965815857

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 314

View: 7173

In The Physician Within You, Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey shares the guiding philosophy of her 50-year medical practice. The real-life stories of her patients dramatically illustrates the potential of Dr. McGarey's humane and wise approach to medical care and gives you an exhilarating glimpse of the future of medicine. By taking responsibility for their own health, accepting full partnership with their physicians, and being open to alternative healing modalities, these patients are healed into life or ushered into death with grace and dignity. In this fascinating book, Dr. McGarey shows you how to access your own inner healer - that natural healing process inherent in every human being - and live a fuller, more meaningful life.

The Physician's Guide to Investing

A Practical Approach to Building Wealth

Author: Robert Doroghazi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781607611349

Category: Medical

Page: 426

View: 3351

In comments that were unfortunately prescient, Dr. Doroghazi said in the first edition "the author feels we are currently experiencing a real estate bubble." And in anticipation of the credit crisis, he said "banks are far too lenient in their lending practices...the problem is that bankers are often not lending their own money...considering that a significant percentages of mortgages are sold to Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE), the problem is now actually everyone’s." This new and expanded edition provides commonsense advice that all investors, physicians and non-physicians will find profitable in these difficult times. Learn about the power of thrift, the magnificence of compound interest, the malevolence of debt and the perniciousness of fees. See how to pay off the mortgage by age 45, fund your children’s education and retire at a reasonable age rather than continue to work because you must.

The Physician as Captain of the Ship

A Critical Reappraisal

Author: N.M. King,L.R. Churchill,Alan W. Cross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585275890

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5863

"The fixed person for fixed duties, who in older societies was such a godsend, in the future ill be a public danger." Twenty years ago, a single legal metaphor accurately captured the role that American society accorded to physicians. The physician was "c- tain of the ship." Physicians were in charge of the clinic, the Operating room, and the health care team, responsible - and held accountabl- for all that happened within the scope of their supervision. This grant of responsibility carried with it a corresponding grant of authority; like the ship's captain, the physician was answerable to no one regarding the practice of his art. However compelling the metaphor, few would disagree that the mandate accorded to the medical profession by society is changing. As a result of pressures from a number of diverse directions - including technological advances, the development of new health professionals, changes in health care financing and delivery, the recent emphasis on consumer choice and patients' rights - what our society expects phy- cians to do and to be is different now. The purpose of this volume is to examine and evaluate the conceptual foundations and the moral imp- cations of that difference. Each of the twelve essays of this volume assesses the current and future validity of the "captain of the ship" metaphor from a different perspective. The essays are grouped into four sections. In Section I, Russell Maulitz explores the physician's role historically.

The Cole Trilogy

The Physician, Shaman, and Matters of Choice

Author: Noah Gordon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453276378

Category: Fiction

Page: 1692

View: 568

Noah Gordon’s acclaimed trilogy, spanning one thousand years in the lives of one uncommonly gifted family In The Physician, an orphan in eleventh-century London, Robert Cole, becomes a fast-talking swindler. As he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but by claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. Cole’s journey and love for a woman who must struggle against her only rival—medicine—make The Physician a riveting modern classic. In Shaman, Dr. Robert Judson Cole, nineteenth-century descendent of the first Robert Cole, travels from his ravaged Scottish homeland, through the operating rooms of antebellum Boston, to the cabins of frontier Illinois. In the wilderness he befriends the starving remnants of the Sauk tribe, who have fled their reservation. In the process, he absorbs their culture and learns native remedies that enrich his classical medical education. He marries a remarkable settler woman he had saved from illness. The Cole family is drawn into the bloody vortex of the Civil War, and their determination to survive in the midst of wilderness and violence will stay with the reader long after the final page. In Matters of Choice, Roberta Jeanne d’Arc Cole is the latest first-born descendant of Dr. Robert Cole. Favored to be named associate chief of medicine at a Boston hospital, she is married to a surgeon and owns a trophy residence in Cambridge as well as a summer house. But everything melts away. Her gender and her work at an abortion clinic cost her the hospital appointment. Her marriage fails. Crushed, she goes to her farmhouse in western Massachusetts, thinking to sell it, and finds an unexpected life. How she continues to fight for every woman’s right to choose, while acknowledging her own ticking clock and maternal yearning, makes this prize-winning third story of the Cole trilogy relevant and unforgettable.

The Physician

a professional under stress

Author: John P. Callan

Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts and Fleschner Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 397

View: 6069

Dear and Glorious Physician

Author: Taylor Caldwell

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586172301

Category: Fiction

Page: 564

View: 8902

Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, a man who loved, knew the emptiness of bereavement, and later traveled through the hills and wastes of Judea asking, "What manner of man was my Lord?" And it is of this Lucanus that Taylor Caldwell tells here in one of the most stirring stories ever lived or written.

Luke the Physician: The Author of the Third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles

Author: Adolf Von Harnack,William Douglas Morrison,John Richard Wilkinson

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377007182

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 598

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Physician-Legislators of France

Medicine and Politics in the Early Third Republic, 1870-1914

Author: Jack D. Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521382083

Category: Medical

Page: 305

View: 1825

Explores the causes and significance of the political influence gained by French medical doctors between 1870-1914.

The Great Harmonia

The Physician

Author: Andrew J. Davis

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787302542

Category:

Page: 466

View: 7425

1851 the Physician states: "For we have discovered that the USE of NATURE is to individualize MAN and that the use of the physical man is to INDIVIDUALIZE the SPIRIT." it reveals how the living spirit is individualized at birth - how that individualiz.

John the Physician's Therapeutics

A Medical Handbook in Vernacular Greek

Author: Barbara Zipser

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900417723X

Category: Science

Page: 377

View: 5840

The "Therapeutics" of John the Physician is a medical handbook from the thirteenth century, holding important new evidence on medicine as craft. Of particular interest is a vernacular version of the text, which also contains a commentary. Here, an unknown reviser vividly describes cases and medical procedures, a type of knowledge rarely encountered in scholarly texts. In the present volume, the "Therapeutics" is published for the first time, along with a translation and an introduction to the topic. Apart from insights into medical history, the text also yields a large quantity of new material on the medical terminology used in everyday language and brings to life the development from ancient to modern Greek. The editorial technique may be of interest to those working on digital humanities.

The Physician

An Original Play in Four Acts

Author: Henry Arthur Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 78

View: 8465

Assume the Physician: Modern Medicine's Catch-22

Author: John F. Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985933203

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 2921

ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN is a spicy, eye-opening, tear-jerking, belly-laughing romp, and is chicken-soup for anyone who struggles in the medical system of America. A novel written in the humorous and radical style of Catch-22, M*A*S*H, and House of God, ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN lays bare the core problems with our current health care systems and the causes of medical hyperinflation, all from the perspective of a thoughtful young physician, Dr. Eddie Marcus, who is fighting to stay kind and caring while engaging in battle against the many agencies and authorities who like to make oh-so-many rules.