Key Features

  • Helps understanding of the relevant illness as identified from the patient’s history, physical examination and investigations;
  • Shows readers how to present a succinct and, when appropriate, unified list of all problems that could influence oral health care and formulate a diagnosis/treatment plan for each problem;
  • Emphasises the need to appreciate issues of access and informed consent, preventive oral health care and the avoidance of harm;
  • Enables the reader to develop strategies to identify patients at risk of medical problems, to assess the severity of those risks and, where necessary, to recognize the need for referral;
  • Places emphasis on good communication between all health-care professionals, and between HCPs and patients;
  • Emphasises the need to take into account people’s cultural needs and preferences as well as deal with patients who may have additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities;
  • User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment.

Table of Contents

SECTION A: GENERAL

  1. Medical emergencies
  2. Medical history, examination, investigations and risk assessment
  3. Perioperative care
  4. Signs and symptoms
  5. SECTION B: ORGAN SYSTEMS MEDICINE

  6. Cardiovascular medicine
  7. Endocrinology
  8. Gastrointestinal and pancreatic disorders
  9. Haematology
  10. Hepatology
  11. Mental health
  12. Mucosal, oral and cutaneous disorders
  13. Nephrology
  14. Neurology
  15. Otorhinolaryngology/Maxillofacial disorders
  16. Respiratory medicine
  17. Rheumatology and orthopaedics
  18. SECTION C: OTHER SYSTEMS MEDICINE

  19. Allergies
  20. Autoimmune disease
  21. Immunity, inflammatory disorders, and immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents
  22. Immunodeficiencies
  23. Infections and infestations
  24. Malignant disease
  25. Metabolic disorders
  26. Trauma, burns and abuse
  27. SECTION D: OTHER HEALTH ISSUES

  28. Age and gender issues
  29. Complementary and alternative medicine
  30. Dietary factors and health and disease
  31. Impairment and disability
  32. Materials and drugs
  33. Minority groups
  34. Occupational hazards
  35. Reproductive (sexual) health
  36. Sports, travel and leisure, and pets
  37. Substance dependence
  38. Transplantation and tissue regeneration
  39. SECTION E: APPENDIX

  40. Health promotio

Details

No. of pages:
832
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702054013
Electronic ISBN:
9780702059636