Medicine: Preserving the Passion in the 21st Century

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2007 M11 23 - 478 pages
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Since 1987 this book has helped and inspired physicians at all stages of their careers to get the most out of their professional and personal lives. Phil R. Manning and Lois DeBakey are preeminent medical educators, who seek, in their own work and through this book, to redirect the focus of continuing medical education from the classroom to more creative methods. Their approach is based on the physician's specific clinical practice, thus making continuing medical education more likely to improve patient care. Manning and DeBakey have completely revised and updated this second edition to reflect significant changes in how master physicians use information technology to keep abreast of exploding new medical information. This edition also addresses how professionals are coping with changes in the practice of medicine effected by managed care. All-new Reflections and Personal Essays from some of the most important names in medicine provide perspicacity, wisdom, and above all practical insight into the many facets of medical practice. Through the eyes of these celebrated figures, readers will find ways of making their work both more effective and more enjoyable. This one-of-a-kind book will fascinate physicians, residents, and medical students seeking to preserve and enhance their passion for medicine.

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Contents

Keeping Current
57
Evidencebased Medicine
123
The Medical Library
191
Learning from Formal Consultations
217
Learning by Teaching
255
Social Ethical and Economic
297
Medical Errors and Other Problems
339
Organized Medicine and Lifelong Learning
371
Professionalism
417
Phil R Manning M D and Lois DeBakey Ph D
437
NAME INDEX
451
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Page 201 - To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art — if they desire to learn it — without fee and...
Page 124 - Sackett et al. (1996) as follows: Evidence based medicine is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.
Page 95 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Page 209 - I drew up required, that every member in his turn should produce one or more queries on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be...
Page 8 - To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.
Page 53 - It is a body of men who carry on their work in accordance with rules designed to enforce certain standards both for the better protection of its members and for the better service of the public.
Page 69 - In medicine, two of the leading publications are the Journal of the American Medical Association and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Page 280 - If not — why not? Was it the fault of the surgeon, the disease, or the patient ? What can we do to prevent similar failures in the future? We believe that the general acceptance of a system of hospital organization based on the truthful record of the answers to these questions means the beginning of True Clinical Science.
Page 11 - There is ample evidence to support the view that adult learning is not most efficiently achieved through systematic subject instruction; it is accomplished by involving learners in identifying problems and seeking ways to solve them. It does not come in categorical bundles but in a growing need to know.
Page 9 - First-hand knowledge is the ultimate basis of intellectual life. To a large extent book-learning conveys second-hand information, and as such can never rise to the importance of immediate practice.

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