Hutchison’s Clinical Methods, first published over a century ago, is the classic textbook on clinical skills. It provides an outstanding source of learning and reference for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. It seeks to teach an integrated approach to clinical practice, so that new methods and investigations are grafted onto established patterns of clinical practice, rather than added on as something extra. The text is organised so that both system-related and problem-oriented chapters are included. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, the essential skills needed for clinical examination, and for planning the appropriate choice of investigations in diagnosis and management.
- Provides a comprehensive account of the traditional methods of patient history-taking and examination but updated with a full account of the role of modern investigative techniques.
- A book for students of all ages and all degrees of experience.
- The most comprehensive account of clinical methods on the market.
Section 1 General patient assessment
- Doctor and patient: General principles of history taking
- General patient examination and differential diagnosis
- Ethical considerations
Section 2 Assessment in Particular Patient Groups
- Children and adolescents
- Older people
- Psychiatric assessment
- Patients presenting as emergencies
- Patients in pain
Section 3 Basic systems
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Locomotor system
- Nervous system
Section 4 Clinical specialties
- Skin, nails and hair
- Endocrine disorders
- Diabetic and other metabolic disorders
- Kidneys and urinary tract
- Ear, nose and throat
- Sexually transmitted infections
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- 16th May 2012
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