General Practice

1st Edition

An Illustrated Colour Text

Editors:

  • Ross Taylor
  • Brian McAvoy
  • Tom O'Dowd
    • Print ISBN 9780443060458

    Key Features

    • Familiarizes readers with the context of general practice and how it differs from hospital-based care.
    • Provides a simple overview of clinical work carried out in the primary care/general practice setting.
    • Offers a framework for learning.
    • Fills in the gaps of clinical knowledge that are often not adequately covered in other textbooks.
    • Features easy-to-access, double-page spreads.
    • Uses an attractive, highly visual layout with full-color photos and graphics.
    • Includes summary boxes for examination preparation.

    Table of Contents

    SECTION 1: GENERAL PRACTICE IN PERSPECTIVE
    - Overview and philosophy of general practice
    - Importance and relevance of primary care
    - Models of health care
    - International comparisons
    - Resources and needs

    SECTION 2: WORKING WITH PEOPLE
    - Duties of the doctor
    - Professional etiquette and ethics
    - Clinical method, the consultation

    SECTION 3: WORKING WITH POPULATIONS
    - Records and demography
    - The family and society
    - Audit and quality control
    SECTION 4: PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
    - Risk factors
    - General principles-definition, models, and examples

    SECTION 5: COMMON ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS
    - Introduction
    - Common acute problems, an overview
    - Profile of acute problems in children and adolescents
    - Profile of acute problems in adult and middle years
    - Profile of acute problems in the elderly

    SECTION 6: COMMON CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
    - Asthma
    - Diabetes
    - Hypertension
    - Anxiety and depression
    - Heart disease
    - Arthritis
    - Backache
    - Chronic skin disorders
    - Urinary problems
    - Epilepsy
    - Migraine and chronic headache
    - Chronic GI disorders
    - At risk families
    - Dysfunctional families

    SECTION 7: SPECIAL TOPICS
    - Prescribing
    - Primary-secondary care interface
    - Community care
    - Alternative therapies
    - Genetics
    - Role of primary health care in social, environmental, and occupational health
    - Research in primary care

    Details

    No. of pages:
    116
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2003
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443060458