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

    About the editors

    Ross Taylor

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of General Practice, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK

    Brian McAvoy

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, The Royal Australian College of General Practice, Melbourne, Australia

    Tom O'Dowd

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of General Practice, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland