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Fundamentals of Clinical Practice

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ISBN-10: 0306466929

ISBN-13: 9780306466922

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Mark B. Mengel, Warren L. Holleman, Scott A. Fields

List price: $279.00
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Of all the skills first- and second-year medical students are expected to cultivate during their training, the one that may not receive the attention it deserves is how to establish effective physician-patient relationship. These techniques often lie outside the traditional diagnostic, treatment and technical realms but are invaluable to physicians, regardless of the specialty they practice. As it becomes more and more evident that good interactions with patients facilitate the healing process, physicians need a guide to developing these crucial bonds. This updated text leads the physician-in-training through the world of patients' concerns, with three main sections: The Patient, The Doctor, and Society. The contributions, from nationally respected practitioners, delve into the many aspects of doctors' interactions with the world around them, and include discussions on: -Becoming a physician, with attention paid to the effects of the demanding educational/training process of the individual student; -Basic clinical skills such as interviewing, physical examination, laboratory testing, diagnosis, and accurate record keeping; -New approaches to improve decision making, patient education and negotiation, chronic illness management, counseling for behavior change, and functional status assessment; and -The cultural world of the patient, including the varied issues that make each patient a unique case. Case studies are also included which vividly bring to life these concepts, and recommendations for further reading are offered. Fundamentals of Clinical Practice, Second Edition presents medical students with a comprehensive guide to the social ramifications of a physician's work, and more experienced practitioners with the tools to augment their own patient-centered techniques.
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Book details

List price: $279.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1600
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.138
Language: English

The Patient
Human Health and Disease
Individual and Family Life Cycle
The Doctor
The Physician
Becoming a Physician
Being a Physician
The Physician in Literature
Key Skills
Interviewing as a Clinical Conversation
Taking a History
Physical Examination
Appropriate Use of Laboratory Tests
Making a Diagnosis
Instituting Treatment
Record Keeping and Presentation
Advanced Skills
The Difficult Clinical Conversation
Managing Chronic Illness
Counseling and Behavioral Change
Functional Assessment
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Keeping up to Date
The Patient Physician Relationship
The Family System
The Community
The Workplace
Public Health and the Environment
The Cultural Role of the Patient
The Health Care System
Medical Ethics
Health Policy and Economics
The Law and Medicine
Spirituality and Medicine
Special Problems
The Tobacco Pandemic
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Mental Illness
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Maternal and Child Health