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souldofmed“The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice”

By John Peteet, MD; et al.

The book consists of a series of essays exploring the role of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism and medical education. Contributors approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age/Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist—providing insights into the needs of patients from various backgrounds. The book encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine and to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice.



“Common Pitfalls in the Evaluation and Management of Headache: Case-Based Learning”

By Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH; Rebecca Burch, MD; Paul Rizzoli, MD.

Headache is one of the most common complaints that patients bring to their clinicians. However, few physicians feel confident about its clinical evaluation and management. Is headache a problem in its own right, or the presenting symptom of a serious medical condition? The authors bring a practical, case-based approach, highlighting specific areas of diagnostic uncertainty in headache evaluation and treatment. Cases are taken from real-world clinical practice and reviews the diagnostic and treatment process in a systematic manner, identifying common challenges and pitfalls and describing newly issued treatment guidelines.