Abdul Jabbar Mehdi Salih Releases Book on Trusting the Medical Profession
"With Head, Heart and Hands, Make a Medical Professional" by author Abdul Jabbar Mehdi Salih reveals that the most important topics in medical education today are the teaching of professionalism in medicine-how to ensure that future physicians can meet the increased expectations the public now places on medicine. This book believes that the key to securing medicine's future lies in understanding, transmitting, and enhancing medical professionalism. The public wants both better medical care and a profession more responsive to its needs, but most of all, people want competent and caring physicians who are committed to the healing of their patients.
The integrity of the practice of medicine as a profession is defined by its blending of expertise in healing with responsibility for patient care. Teaching professionalism directly addresses the formation of physicians who manifest this needed integration of expertise with dedication to the care of patients. The medicine's integrity has for some time been under threat. Those threats to the integrity of medical practice are two: One stems from the success of the new technological medicine itself. Advances in biological science and technology are steadily transforming medical care for the better. However, they have also strengthened the false idea that medicine is simply an application of scientific knowledge rather than a complex and artful sociobiological practice. The other threat is embodied in the largely well-intentioned efforts to make medicine safer, more predictable, and more efficient through applying techniques of financial and organizational management.
"With Head, Heart and Hands, Make a Medical Professional" is an informative book about the challenges in the medical profession and how these are addressed with the advancement of technology.
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About the Author
Abdul Jabbar Mehdi Salih was born in Iraq on 1941. He obtained his MB ChB on 1966 from Baghdad University (Medical College), trained in surgery in Iraq and the United Kingdom, he is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons Edinburgh and London, and he obtained MA in Medical Ethics and Law from the University of Keele (UK). He practiced and taught surgery in Iraq, United Kingdom and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). For the last forty years, he wrote more than fifty research papers and a few books, some of which form the basis of this book. He is a professor of Surgery and the head of the Academic Department of Surgery in the Dubai Medical College (Dubai) for the last twenty five years. He enjoys teaching Surgery for the undergraduate and postgraduate students and also enjoys playing golf.
He lives in Dubai.
With Head, Heart and Hands, Make a Medical Professional* by Abdul Jabbar Mehdi Salih
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 130 pages; 9781493134465
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