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The Power of Hope a Doctor's Perspective

by Howard Spiro

  • ISBN: 9780300076325
  • ISBN10: 0300076320

The Power of Hope a Doctor's Perspective

by Howard Spiro

  • List Price: $25.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780300076325
  • ISBN10: 0300076320
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Description: In this book an eminent physician explores how patients and caring doctors can help lessen suffering when illness occurs. Dr. Howard Spiro urges that physicians focus on their patients' feelings of pain and anxiety as well as on physical symptoms. He also suggests that patients and their doctors be receptive to the emotional relief that may be obtained from nature and from hope.

Drawing on his previous highly praised work on the doctor-patient relationship and the problem of pain, Dr. Spiro tells how people can be helped by a combination of alternative medicine and mainstream medicine -- a treatment of mind, body, and spirit that energizes patients, strengthens their expectations, and starts them on the road to feeling better. In various forms of alternative medicine, from meditation to massage, from faith healing to folk medicine, from herbology to homeopathy, practitioners heed patients' complaints and help them to help themselves. Dr. Spiro encourages physicians to talk and listen to their patients as much as they look and measure, to treat the whole patient and not just the disease, and to integrate a scientific approach to medicine with alternative approaches that may alleviate pain and suffering.

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