ISBN: 9781416022442
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $59.95

Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 7th Edition

by Ruth B. Purtilo, PhD, FAPTA and Amy M. Haddad, PhD, RN
ISBN: 9781416022442
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $59.95
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The revised and updated seventh edition of Health Professional and Patient Interaction emphasizes respectful interactions in a wide range of health care settings. Strategies for effectively communicating with patients of all ages, as well as abusive, depressed and impaired patients, are illustrated through examples and various scenarios.
    • A framework of respect and ethics is presented to drive decision making in patient communication.
    • Patient stories introduce the patient's point of view to illustrate the principles described in each chapter.
    • Individual chapters detail advice for effective, respectful interaction with newborns through toddlers, children and adolescents, adults, and older adults.
    • Questions for Thought and Discussion ending each section engage students in applying their knowledge to a variety of situations.
    • Updated information highlights the importance of professionalism and values.
    • A context of respect is addressed in relation to institutional settings, a diverse society, and difficult situations.
    • Self respect in the student years and the professional medical career is emphasized.
    • Reflections boxes encourage critical thinking through questions based on given scenarios, as well as the reader's personal experiences.
    • Two-color design visually reinforces learning opportunities.
  • Part 1: Creating a Context of Respect

    1. Respect: The Difference it Makes

    2. Respect in the Institutional Settings of Health Care

    3. Respect in a Diverse Society

    Part 2. Respect for Yourself

    4. Respect for Yourself: The Student Years

    5. Respect for Yourself in Your Professional Capacity

    Part 3. Respect for the Patient’s Situation

    6. Challenges to Patients

    7. Respect for the Patient’s Personal Relationships

    Part 4. Respect through Communication

    8. The Patient’s Story

    9. Respectful Communication in an Information Age

    Part 5. Components of Respectful Interaction

    10. Professional Relatedness Built on Respect

    11. Professional Boundaries Guided by Respect

    12. Professional Closeness: Respect at its Best

    Part 6. Respectful Interaction: Working with Patients Effectively

    13. Respectful Interaction: Working with Newborns, Infants, and Toddlers

    14. Respectful Interaction: Working with Children and Adolescents

    15. Respectful Interaction: Working with Adults

    16. Respectful Interaction: Working with Older Adults

    Part 7. Some Special Challenges

    17. Respectful Interaction when the Patient is Dying

    18. Respectful Interaction in Other Difficult Situations
  • Ruth B. Purtilo, PhD, FAPTA, Professor Emerita of Ethics, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; John Marsh Visiting Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT and Amy M. Haddad, PhD, RN, Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE
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