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Healing Through Empathy.

Healing Through Empathy

Francis V. Adams M. D.


ISBN: 0595316263 $12.95 112 pp.

Shirley Roe, Reviewer

Healing through Empathy is a collection of actual case histories, which demonstrate the importance of empathy in the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of disease.

We are introduced to Louis Goodman, suffering from chronic snoring with sleep apnea, Mary Kelly a young woman with her entire life ahead of her, stricken with cancer and five other fascinating patients, all who benefit from a little old fashion caring on the part of the physician. Some are healed and some are left to face the inevitable with the help of their doctor.

Francis Adams is a pulmonologist in New York City and is the author of several other medical books. In Healing through Empathy he challenges physicians and care institutions to restore the balance between a hands on, personal approach and modern technology.

The case studies are written to inform and enlighten the general public to the great difference, the choice of physician can make. The subject matter is often heavy however the author has managed to inject hope and wisdom, as only a Doctor could do. An interesting read for anyone facing a major health issue or for those in the profession looking for a better approach.

In the back of the book the author has provided a list of resources available to readers who wish more information. It's available from or
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Author:Roe, Shirley
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Date:Dec 1, 2004
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