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Interpretation of Biostatistics & Epidemiological Findings
Public Health Strategies, Principles, & Interventions
Let's Talk Vaccines: A Clinician's Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives by Gretchen LaSalle
Dr. Gretchen LaSalle specifically wrote her book, Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives, for the busy medical practitioner in order to provide timely, easily retrievable, and accurate information about vaccines and immunization. One of the important features of the book is that it specifically addresses common concerns that parents often raise during clinic visits. It directly targets the anti-vaccine movement’s phony assertions about autism, autoimmune illnesses and allergies, toxic ingredients, overwhelming the immune system, conspiracies, and more.
Publication Date: 2019-10-12
Diagnostic Screening Interpretation
Social Determinants of Health
Public Health Ethics and Social Determinants of Health by Daniel S. Goldberg
Although this brief book is fundamentally a book about public health ethics, the ethical analyses are not possible without an adequate grounding in what the evidence actually suggests regarding the connections between socioeconomic conditions and population health outcomes.
Publication Date: 2017-11-20
Analysis of Scientific Papers
Measurement of Health Care Quality & Patient Safety
Evidence-Based Medicine & Public Health
Painless Evidence-Based Medicine by Leonila F. Dans (Editor); Maria Asuncion A. Silvestre (Editor); Antonio L. Dans (Editor)
Provides tables and boxed case studies throughout highlighting key topics, or difficult issues, in an easy to read manner; emphasizes applicability of EBM, encouraging readers to dissect the evidence and how results can be applied to individual patients with different circumstances, varying values and preferences; new to the 2nd edition are chapters on health screening, clinical practice guidelines, and major updates incorporating recommended trial criteria.
Publication Date: 2017-03-06
Interpretation of Clinical Research Data
Empathy: Real Stories to Inspire and Enlighten Busy Clinicians by Daniel E. Epner
The stories in this collection depict many common challenges, such as when patients and families harbor unrealistic prognostic expectations and are therefore considered to be “in denial” or when patients display nonmedical opiate use. However, not all chapters focus on challenging scenarios. Instead, some chapters focus primarily on how clinicians connect with patients by weaving empathy into the fabric of every encounter, not just difficult ones.
Publication Date: 2022-04-08
Understanding Clinical Negotiation by Richard L. Kravitz; Richard L. Street Jr
This book is about identifying, understanding, and responding to patients’ wants, needs, desires and expectations in ways that leads to better outcomes for patients and more satisfying health care relationships for everyone. The primary purpose is to equip front-line generalist medical practitioners—primary care physicians, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or those training for these roles—to recognize the contours of clinical negotiation and how to reach a satisfactory resolution as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Publication Date: 2021-07-08
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