Advice to the Healer

On the Art of Caring

  • Richard Colgan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Inspirational Perspectives from History

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  3. Practical Advice for the Modern-Day Healer

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  4. Back Matter
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About this book


Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide. The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable information in one place, Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, Second Edition, includes biographies of historical luminaries in medicine, tales from everyday practice, inspirational quotes and artwork, and advice for new and veteran healers alike.

"Today, when medical education short-changes basic clinical skills in favor of technology, when many young clinicians seem to view medicine as a trade instead of a calling, and when we see practicing physicians hawking their services on roadside billboards, it is refreshing to read a book that extols medicine's rich history and traditional values." --Robert B. Taylor, MD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University


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Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Colgan
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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5169-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5170-9
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