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AuthorManning, Phil R. author
TitleMedicine: Preserving the Passion [electronic resource] / by Phil R. Manning, Lois DeBakey
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1987
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Descript XXVIII, 297 p. 52 illus. online resource


In Medicine: Preserving the Passion, Phil R. Manning, a pioneer and recognized authority in continuing medical education, and Lois DeBakey, a passionate advocate of critical reasoning and leading scholar in scientific communication, endeavor to shift the focus in lifelong learning from group exercises in a lecture hall to self-directed, practice-related activities. Alยญ though most experts have applauded this new concept, few publications have addressed methods for implementation. The Manning-DeBakey book describes such methods as devised by outstanding clinicians and acadeยญ micians to obtain educational benefit from their clinical experience. Some techniques inspired by quality assurance, for example, these master cliยญ nicians have used successfully to improve their knowledge, skills, and patient care. This book not only identifies the primary concerns in conยญ tinuing medical education, but also offers sound recommendations and effective solutions and suggests future directions and approaches. The authors have analyzed the continuing educational practices of phyยญ sicians in a wide range of environments, from small communities to the most acclaimed medical centers, and have extracted additional advice from the writings of past authorities like Osler. The resulting concepts will unยญ doubtedly attract wide public attention. Office practice audit, self-directed learning, case indexing, patient education, computer-assisted education, and collegial networks, as well as regular reading, writing, and teaching, are among the successful methods described by physicians and surgeons who exemplify the highest standards of medical practice


1. Enjoying the Struggle -- 2. Reading: Keeping Current -- 3. The Personal Information Center -- 4. The Institutional Medical Library -- 5. The Collegial Network -- 6. Learning from Formal Consultations -- 7. Formal Courses and Conferences -- 8. Technology in Traditional Continuing Education -- 9. Learning from Teaching -- 10. Analysis of Practice -- 11. Enlisting Help in the Analysis of Practice -- 12. Social, Ethical, and Economic Problems in Medicine -- 13. The Doctorโ{128}{148}Patient Relationship, Physical Examination, and New Procedures -- 14. Problems in Practice Unrelated to Medical Knowledge -- 15. Women Physicians and Continuing Education -- 16. Can Families Help? -- 17. The Computer: Aid to Learning and Satisfaction from Practice -- 18. The Computer: Guidance in Diagnosis and Therapy -- Afterword: Phil R. Manning, M.D. and Lois DeBakey, Ph.D. -- Interviewees and Correspondents

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