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Jewish Doctors Meet: The Great Physician

Jewish Doctors Meet: The Great Physician Lowest new price: $6.66
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Author: Ruth Rosen
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Newly revised, you will love these first-person accounts of ten Jewish doctors who came to know Jesus as their Messiah, and who are excited for other Jews to hear the gospel as well. The book also includes stories of Jewish people who turned to Jesus during a medical crisis, as well as essays on the problem of pain and suffering and, of course, on why Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.


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Mental Health Professionals in Medical Settings: A Primer

Mental Health Professionals in Medical Settings: A Primer Lowest new price: $19.26
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Author: Richard J. Bischoff Ph.D.

Both students and practicing mental health practitioners will find a well-researched, practical model for comprehensive, well-coordinated, and quality care that all patients deserve.

One of the most significant events in the history of health care is the development of separate and parallel systems for mental health and medical care. Patients, however, want health care that is better coordinated, more personalized, more accessible, more timely, and less cumbersome to receive. These patient-wants reinforce what we know about patient needs for better integrated care and more collaborative health care, as shown by the following data:
  • 50% of mental health care is delivered by primary care physicians.
  • 67% of all psychopharmacological drugs are prescribed by primary care physicians.
  • 50-70% of all primary care visits are for psychosocial concerns.
This book illustrates the importance of taking an integrated approach to health care and outlines the skills that a mental health professional needs for working in a medical setting. The authors, trained in health psychology, psychiatry, family medicine, and marriage and family therapy, build a persuasive case for their holistic, biopsychosocial approach to the traditionally fragmented fields of primary care and mental health care.This is a primer for mental health professionals working in a medical setting. Part I discusses health care settings. Chapters 1 and 2 describe the specific cultures of primary care, specialty care, and mental health care, and Chapter 3 discusses ways to balance the clinical, operational, and financial perspectives of health care. Part II provides information on how to build collaborative medical care, including getting started (Chapter 4), expanding the therapist's identity and role in medical clinics (Chapter 5), working within the medical system's organizational framework (Chapter 6), working with the common problems that patients present in primary care (Chapter 7), and ways to promote healthy behavior change (Chapter 8). The book concludes by highlighting some of the opportunities that exist for therapists who want to be part of this important shift in how health care is provided.

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Unsanctifying Human Life: Essays on Ethics

Unsanctifying Human Life: Essays on Ethics Lowest new price: $36.75
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Unsanctifying Human Life offers a collection of Singer's best and most challenging articles from 1971 to the present. The book includes early critiques of various approaches to philosophy and the role of philosophers, followed by controversial works on the moral status of animals, infanticide, euthanasia, the allocation of scarce health care resources, embryo experimentation, environmental responsibility, and reflections on how we should live.


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Ethics In Marriage and Family Therapy

Ethics In Marriage and Family Therapy Lowest new price: $45.95
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Author: Jane DiVita Woody

This new resource explores contemporary ethical issues such as multiple relationships; violence; abuse and neglect; integrating ethics into business; and morality, spirituality, and sexuality. The importance of ethics cannot be overstated, and in this constantly changing world, therapists must continually re-examine these issues.

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Poverty, Inequality and Health: An International Perspective

Poverty, Inequality and Health: An International Perspective Lowest new price: $85.00
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Poverty, inequality and health: an international perspective raises new and critical issues about health inequalities. It is unique in that it provides that first truly international perspective on this problem, with contributions from the developed and developing world. The outcome of a Public Health Forum organized by the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, this book brings together material from internationally recognized contributors from a wide range of disciplines and countries. The chapters reflect this diversity, ranging from the micro- to the macro-level, from aetiology to intervention. Topics covered include: - the over-arching concepts linking economic and social forces and health status - the extent to which ethical concerns lie at the heart of the issue of inequalities in health and attempts to ameliorate them - macro-level features of inequalities in health within between countries - an overview of the main body of work on inequalities in health in developed countries and those in transition within Europe - specific pathways and mechanisms at the individual level that link povertu and inequality to health status - the interaction of social and biological influences on health status throughout life - specific disease-specific links - issues of policy and interventions aimed at reducing inequalities in health The book brings together people from very varied disciplines to discuss an area of clear international interest and global importance. As such it will be of value to the broad public health audience as well as research epidemiologists, international policy analysts and policy makers and those concerned with economic developed and health.

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Oxygen Healing Therapies: For Optimum Health and Vitality

Oxygen Healing Therapies: For Optimum Health and Vitality Lowest new price: $38.30
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Author: Nathaniel Altman
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A revised and expanded edition of the bestselling book that provides a comprehensive view of bio-oxidative therapies in the context of holistic health.

• Includes the latest discoveries about oxygen healing therapies, how they work, and what they do to promote the healing process 

• Demystifies the terms "antioxidants" and "free radicals," describes oxygen's role as a detoxifying agent, and outlines a holistic regimen to enhance results 

Scientists recognize that most disease states are caused by oxygen starvation at a cellular level. We receive most of our oxygen from the air around us, but breathing isn't always enough. With the new bio-oxidative therapies you can actually generate more oxygen in your body to achieve optimum health and longevity. 

Oxygen Healing Therapies is the only book to place bio-oxidative therapies in the context of holistic health. Now updated and expanded to include recent discoveries, it assembles all the most reliable information about the therapies, how they work, and what they do to promote the healing process. Among these discoveries are medical ozone therapy and its promising effects on diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, and hepatitis, and intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy, which has had significant success in treating influenza, candida, and malaria. The author also shows how you can enhance the effectiveness of the different treatments through diet and the use of minerals, herbs, exercise, and visualization.


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Death and Dying: A Reader (Readings in Bioethics)

Death and Dying: A Reader (Readings in Bioethics) Lowest new price: $19.99
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Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on the definition of death, consciousness, quality of life, tube feeding, pallative care, physician-assisted suicide and the debate on euthanasia. Included in this volume are works by Paul B. Bascom, David DeGrazia, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Kathleen Foley, Herbert Hendin, Michael Panicola, Stephen G. Post, Thomas A. Shannon, Charles F. von Gunten, Susan W. Tolle.


Side-Fx Lowest new price: $12.95
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Author: Scott Tokar

Side-Fx provides health-care professionals with the knowledge to perform magical effects with everyday exam room objects. These techniques are specifically designed to divert a child’s mind from the many fears associated with a visit to their doctor. By creating a surprise-filled, magical atmosphere for the patient, habitual nervousness and concern is overcome by wonder, magic and amazement!

* Magic Effects Designed for the Medical Professional.
* Everyday Medical Devices Become MAGICAL!
* Reduce Patient's Anxiety.
* Break the Ice & Build Rapport.
* Ease and Expedite the Exam Time.
* 50+ Effects with over 150 Illustrations.

Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Dying, Death, and Bereavement Lowest new price: $50.01
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Author: Lewis R. Aiken
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This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints and research findings on topics subsumed under "thanatology" receive thorough consideration. Questions, activities, and projects at the end of each chapter enhance reflection and personalize the material.

This fourth edition features material on:
* moral issues and court cases concerned with abortion and euthanasia;
* the widespread problem of AIDS and other deadly diseases;
* the tragedies occasioned by epidemics, starvation, and war; and
* the resumption of capital punishment in many states.

The book's enhanced multicultural tone reflects the increased economic, social, and physical interdependency among the nations of the world.

Topics receiving increased attention in the fourth edition are: terror management; attitudes and practices concerning death; cross-cultural concepts of afterlife; gallows humor, out-of-body experiences; spiritualism; mass suicide; pet and romantic death; euthanasia; right to die; postbereavement depression; firearm deaths in children; children's understanding of death; child, adolescent, adult, and physician-assisted suicide; religious customs and death; confronting death; legal issues in death, dying and bereavement; death education; death music; creativity and death; longevity; broken heart phenomenon; beliefs in life after death; new definitions of death; children's acceptance of a parent's death; terminal illness; and the politics of death and dying.


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Introduction to Clinical Ethics

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