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Medicine: Preserving the Passion

  • Phil R. Manning
  • Lois DeBakey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Michael E. Debakey, J. Willis Hurst
    Pages 1-30
  3. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 31-56
  4. Joshua Lederberg
    Pages 57-71
  5. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 73-80
  6. Sherman M. Mellinkoff
    Pages 81-99
  7. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 101-109
  8. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 111-123
  9. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 125-132
  10. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 133-151
  11. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 153-180
  12. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 181-191
  13. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 193-198
  14. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 213-226
  15. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 227-237
  16. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 239-245
  17. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 247-260
  18. Phil P. Manning, Lois Debakey
    Pages 261-274
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 275-297

About this book

Introduction

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. Al­ 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 acade­ micians to obtain educational benefit from their clinical experience. Some techniques inspired by quality assurance, for example, these master cli­ nicians have used successfully to improve their knowledge, skills, and patient care. This book not only identifies the primary concerns in con­ 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 phy­ 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 un­ 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.

Keywords

care communication medical education medical practice medicine quality assurance

Authors and affiliations

  • Phil R. Manning
    • 1
  • Lois DeBakey
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.New OrleansUSA

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