Books & Literature

We welcome submissions for this section of JoPM, which includes brief commentaries on (and links to) recently published journal articles, news reports and books. If you are interested in submitting an article for Books and Literature, you may do so here.

 

Books & Literature, Media Watch, Vol. 6, 2014

Book Review: The Girl on the 6th Floor

Written by the father of an encephalitis survivor, this book shows participatory medicine at its best.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 6, 2014

Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why

This book challenges the conventional wisdom about the causes and treatments of asthma by describing the treatment protocol the author has used successfully on some of his patients – namely a course of antibiotics.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 5, 2013

Book Review: Chronic Resilience

This is the first book I’ve read that highlights the strength gained when going through a traumatic event, and teaches the reader to apply it to living with a chronic illness.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 5, 2013

Book Review: Let Patients Help!

This book gives readers a basic toolbox to become engaged consumers of health care. Conversational and readable, it’s a good starting point for those seeking to understand what impact engagement and participation may make in treatment outcomes for oneself and loved ones.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 5, 2013

Book Review: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

The new paradigm for medicine that Eric Topol draws in this book could, if fully realized, deliver better health, faster and at lower cost, than at any time in human history.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 5, 2013

Book Review: Far From the Tree

This book peeled back the personal, historical, cultural layers of caregiving in a manner that has forever shaken my perspective about best health.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 4, 2012

Book Review: Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together

Better than any existing literature, this book highlights techniques and behaviors that clinicians must use to support the empowered patient, and suggests significant improvements to decision aids.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 4, 2012

Book Review: e-Patients Live Longer

This easily read Guide addresses the relationship and communication among the health care team (patients and their lay and professional caregivers), safety, information gathering, privacy, cost, and health care’s future.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 4, 2012

Book Review: Depression: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

This book uses the author’s expertise as a clinical psychologist and that of other experts to pull together information about depression which many people want to know.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 3, 2011

Book Review: A Symphony in the Brain

This book offers a history and overview of neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback that aims to help patients control their brain activity.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 3, 2011

Book Review: “Out of Her Mind”

The selections in this book can help validate people struggling with mental illness, and they show how the mental health industry still needs to become more patient centered.

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Books & Literature, Vol. 3, 2011

A Handbook for Patients Who Want to Change Health Care

A new report provides inspiration and guidance for activists who want to advance their aim of health care that recognizes and welcomes the participation of all players.

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