Balint the doctor his patient and the illness

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The Doctor, His Patient and the Illness by Michael Balint

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Michael Balint

Doctor, His Patient and the Illness

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This edition provides an updated descriptive analysis of the doctor-patient relationship, with advice on the potential and limits to the doctors involvement with the patient. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Churchill Livingstone, Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers.

This book arose out of a series of seminars that the author, a psychotherapist, conducted with general practitioners at the Tavistock Clinic in London in the s. At these seminars the GPs presented case reports to discuss aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. What became of interest was those patients who presented repeatedly to GPs with psychological or physical complaints but whose investigation findings were often normal and who were difficult to treat satisfactorily. The Doctor, his Patient and the Illness documents the case histories of several of these patients in detail, including their GPs' attempts at treatment, and the subsequent group discussions. Balint goes on to discuss ways in which GPs could help such patients, including through psychotherapy. Balint's book remains known among most GPs, even if they have not read it. Are its themes still relevant, given the changes in society and medicine, a half century after it was published?

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