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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…    
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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