A comprehensive medical textbook taking a holistic approach to contemporary general practice
Ideal for General Practitioners and medical students alike, this medical textbook takes an integrative approach to the diagnosis, investigation and management of health issues in the general practice environment.
General Practice: The integrative approach covers the philosophy underpinning modern-day general practice, including primary and secondary prevention as well as acute and chronic disease management.
This thorough textbook informs doctors of potential treatment and prevention options, as well as possible pitfalls, according to the growing integrative medicine evidence base.
The first section of General Practice: The integrative approach lays the foundations of integrative medicine while the second examines important medical conditions in a systems-based approach.
Each chapter in this valuable health resource outlines required medical and consulting knowledge, while discussing physiology and pharmacological management plans of systems-based conditions.
An evidence-based discussion of the available therapeutic options for the treatment of associated factors follows. This helps medical practitioners adapt their approach for individual patient needs.
General Practice: The integrative approach features contributions from experts in Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, naturopathy, and exercise therapy – all of whom incorporate their expertise into management plans that utilise multiple therapeutic modalities to achieve the best clinical outcome.
is directed at best practice rather than alternative practice
focuses on prevention and health promotion
a symptomatic layout matching the approach of contemporary medical curriculum
each therapeutic modality and therapeutics contributor is coded with an icon for easy modality reference
a unique chapter covering medico-legal issues
a ready reference herb/drug interaction chart
expert authors include Dr Kerryn Phelps, well-known Australian medical practitioner and President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
PART 1 Principles of integrative medicine
1 Introduction to the concept of integrative medicine
2 Evidence-based healthcare
3 Therapeutic modalities in integrative medicine
4 Principles of herbal medicine
5 Herb–drug interactions
6 The essence of good health
7 Behaviour change strategies
8 Mind–body medicine
9 Exercise as therapy
10 Introduction to clinical nutrition: food and supplements
11 Connectedness: the role of social support
13 Screening and prevention
PART 2 Principles of general practice
15 The consulting room
16 Communicating with patients
17 The general check-up
18 Practice management principles
19 Integrative medicine and the law
20 Medical ethics
PART 3 Systems
27 Ear, nose and throat
31 Genetic conditions
32 Principles of the immune system
33 Joints and connective tissues
34 Musculoskeletal medicine
38 Pain management
39 Palliative medicine
40 Psychiatry and psychological medicine
41 Respiratory medicine
43 Sleep disorders
44 Sports medicine
45 Travel medicine
47 Weight problems and eating disorders
PART 4 Men’s health
48 Men’s health
49 Erectile dysfunction
50 An integrative approach to prostate cancer
PART 5 Women’s health
51 Breast disease
PART 6 Lifecycle health