Somatic Illness and the Patient's Other Story

Author(s) : Brian Broom

Somatic Illness and the Patient's Other Story

Book Details

  • Publisher : Free Association Books
  • Published : 1997
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 4222
  • ISBN 13 : 9781853433818
  • ISBN 10 : 1853433810
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This book is about what can happen when one takes seriously the connections between the presented physical symptoms and the patient's account of them. The author argues that the meaning of a patient's illness must be discovered by collaborative efforts of the patient and the clinician. 240 pages.

About the Author(s)

Brian Broom, MBChB, FRACP, MSc (Imm), MNZAP, leads the post-graduate programme in MindBody Healthcare in the department of psychotherapy at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He works as a consultant physician (immunology), psychotherapist, and MindBody specialist in the department of immunology at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand. His previous books are Somatic Illness and the Patient’s Other Story and Meaning-Full Disease: How Personal Experience and Meanings Cause and Maintain Physical Illness.

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