Dr Foster s Marriage Clinic

Author: Sylvia Redmond
Publisher: Sylvia Redmond
ISBN: 8826007640
Format: PDF, Mobi
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His methods were extreme and unconventional, but his clients left sore and satisfied... Dan and Lisa were a couple with a strained marriage. Dan had slowly lost interest in Lisa, and her reluctance to do a couple of things in the bedroom only added to his restlessness. They seemed like they were heading towards certain divorce, and they were desperate to find a way to salvage their marriage. Dr. Foster had an unusual practice. His fees were exorbitant and his methods were unconventional. Once a couple signed away their consent they were completely under the doctor's control, and they agreed to abide by his every command. What exactly is it that Lisa refuses to do in the bedroom? Will this treatment actually end up saving their marriage? What exactly is the Doctor's degree in? And where did all these interns come from?

Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic Inside One of the World s Most Admired Service Organizations

Author: Leonard L. Berry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071590747
Format: PDF, ePub
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Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic reveals for the first time how this complex service organization fosters a culture that exceeds customer expectations and earns deep loyalty from both customers and employees. Service business authority Leonard Berry and Mayo Clinic marketing administrator Kent Seltman explain how the Clinic implements and maintains its strategy, adheres to its management system, executes its care model, and embraces new knowledge - invaluable lessons for managers and service providers of all industries. Drs. Berry and Seltman had the rare opportunity to study Mayo Clinic's service culture and systems from the inside by conducting personal interviews with leaders, clinicians, staff, and patients, as well as observing hundreds of clinician-patient interactions. The result is a book about how the Clinic's business concept produces stellar clinical results, organizational efficiency, and interpersonal service. By examining the operating principles that guide every management decision at this legendary healthcare institution, the authors Demonstrate how a great service brand evolves from the core values that nourish and protect it Extrapolate instructive business lessons that apply outside healthcare Illustrate the benefits of pooling talent and encouraging teamwork Relate historical events and perspectives to the present-day Mayo Clinic Share inspiring stories from staff and patients An innovative analysis of this exemplary institution, Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic presents a proven prescription for creating sustainable service excellence in any organization.

The Marriage Clinic

Author: Sylvia Redmond
Publisher: Sylvia Redmond
ISBN: 8826007624
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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They would be poked, prodded and groped - all in order to save their marriages... All five books from Sylvia Redmond's bestselling series Dr. Foster's Marriage Clinic. This series is not for readers who are easily offended. Readers with heart conditions should exercise caution while reading this series because it can lead to increased heart rate and palpitations. Do not operate motor vehicles while reading this series, because you may have an accident, and end up under the care of a doctor. Perhaps even one like Dr. Foster... All Marriages have their rough spots. Sometimes couples need a little bit of therapy to get them through the difficult parts. Most therapy consists of a series of discussions about marital problems. Most therapists conduct these sessions in a comfortable office with their clients fully clothed. Most therapists would never consider using bondage to help a failing marriage. Dr. Foster isn't like most therapists! Dr. Foster's Marriage Clinic Submit Me to the Marriage Clinic Susan's Marriage Therapy Used at the Marriage Clinic Disciplined at the Marriage Clinic

No Apparent Distress A Doctor s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

Author: Rachel Pearson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249255
Format: PDF, ePub
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A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk. In medical charts, the term “N.A.D.” (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor—and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas. Pearson, herself from a working-class background, remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend, experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care, and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here,” she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white. No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming-of-age.

Convenient Care Clinics

Author: Sandra Ryan, MSN, RN, CPNP, FCPP, FAANP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826121276
Format: PDF, Docs
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"It is essential to understand the important role of convenient care clinics in healthcare, as the number of individuals seeking care continues to grow. This is a wonderful asset for any advanced practice clinician seeking employment in, or considering starting, a convenient care clinic."--Doody's Book Reviews This is the first comprehensive guide to setting up, operating, and practicing in a convenient care clinic. The book addresses all key medical and operational considerations pertaining to running these local retail health clinics that are rapidly proliferating in pharmacies, supermarkets, airports, and other locations throughout the U.S. The text describes the philosophy underlying retail care, its history and growth, and the parameters of its services. Pros and cons of different operational models are discussed. The book addresses the top 20 medical conditions likely to be seen in a retail clinic along with signs and symptoms, Written to educate healthcare providers and professionals entering the retail clinic market, it also serves as a text for nursing schools and programs for physicianís assistants that wish to add preparation for retail clinics and urgent care facilities to their curriculum. Key Features: Provides the essential information needed to establish, operate, and practice in a convenient care clinic or urgent care clinic Designed for courses at the NP-DNP level, PAs, clinic managers, CNOs, graduate nurse/PA educators and students Identifies 20 top conditions seen in retail health clinics and provides workup and treatment regimens Includes metrics associated with retail medicine Discusses philosophy of retail care and parameters of primary services

Ask Me Why I Hurt

Author: Dr. Randy Christensen
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307719014
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A medical director of a mobile clinic that provides health services to homeless teens offers insight into how a lack of affordable health care is affecting disadvantaged youths, describing some of his most memorable cases and the dangers that are threatening both patients and caregivers. Reprint.

Vital Conversations

Author: Dennis Rosen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538049
Format: PDF, ePub
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The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison with those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and patients, Dennis Rosen argues, is at the heart of this disparity, a pervasive problem that damages the well-being of the patient and the integrity of the health-care system and society. Drawing upon research in biomedicine, sociology, and anthropology and integrating personal stories from his medical practice in three different countries (and as a patient), Rosen shows how important good communication between physicians and patients is to high-quality—and less-expensive—care. Without it, treatment adherence and preventive services decline, and the rates of medical complications, hospital readmissions, and unnecessary testing and procedures rise. Rosen illustrates the consequences of these problems from both the caregiver and patient perspectives and explores the socioeconomic and cultural factors that cause important information to be literally lost in translation. He concludes with a prescriptive chapter aimed at building the cultural competencies and communication skills necessary for higher-quality, less-expensive care, making it more satisfying for all involved.

Believe Me

Author: Yolanda Hadid
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250121663
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From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease. In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multi-tasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly, to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country’s top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes. In this moving, behind the scenes memoir, Yolanda Hadid opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold onto her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important read for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe. With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into eastern and western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.

Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way How to Drive a Relationship Centered Strategy for Exceptional Patient Experience

Author: Adrienne Boissy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071845356
Format: PDF, ePub
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Put relationship-centered communication at the forefront of care Today, physicians face a hypercompetitive marketplace in which they must meet unique and complex patient needs as efficiently as possible. But in a culture prioritizing clinical outcomes above all, there can be a tendency to lose sight of one of the most critical aspects of providing effective care: the communication skills that build and foster physician-patient relationships. Studies have shown that good communication between doctors and patients and among all caregivers who interface with patients directly results in better clinical outcomes, reduced costs, greater patient satisfaction, and lower rates of physician burnout. In Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way, Dr. Adrienne Boissy and her team tell the story of how Cleveland Clinic created and applied the R.E.D.E. to Communicate: Foundations of Healthcare program, making the world-renowned hospital system a leader in relationship-centered care. They provide a step-by-step guide for healthcare leaders and decision-makers to design, develop, and implement communication skills training in their own institutions. Learn how to: • Craft an effective, colleague-supported communication skills program to include veteran physicians, residents, and medical students • Leverage creative program design and data transparency to engage and facilitate staff physicians and advanced care providers • Identify common misperceptions and myths in healthcare communication and respond to them successfully • Cultivate a true sense of empathy—with patients and fellow caregivers alike—while maintaining professionalism In a field where difficult conversations and stressful relationships are commonplace, clinicians need a structured approach to enable them to deliver the best care possible. Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way is the blueprint for establishing a relationship-centered program that will improve patient experience, reinvigorate doctors’ passion for their work, and elevate any organization.