Essentials of Family Practice / Edition 1

Essentials of Family Practice / Edition 1

by Robert E. Rakel
     
 

This thoroughly revised and updated new edition features the latest information on the diseases and disorders you see most often. 37 brand-new chapters examine topics such as managed health care, prescription writing, domestic violence, insomnia, posttraumatic stress disorders, acne, and terminal cancer and pain. Inside Essentials of Family Practice, Second Edition,… See more details below

Overview

This thoroughly revised and updated new edition features the latest information on the diseases and disorders you see most often. 37 brand-new chapters examine topics such as managed health care, prescription writing, domestic violence, insomnia, posttraumatic stress disorders, acne, and terminal cancer and pain. Inside Essentials of Family Practice, Second Edition, you'll find 70 case studies that describe common presenting symptoms - and guide you through developing a differential diagnosis, selecting a course of treatment, scheduling follow-up visits, and more; 13 fundamentals chapters that highlight the clinical context of family practice; and board-style review questions with answers and rationales that help you focus on key information...and test your knowledge of diagnosis, management, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721642277
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

1The Family Physician1
2The Scope of Family Practice10
3Ethics in Family Medicine16
4Family Dynamics24
5The Family's Influence on Health32
6The Family Impact of Illness and Disability49
7Care of the Dying Patient68
8Home Care82
9Developing Communication Skills90
10Interviewing Techniques103
11Patient Compliance111
12Disease Prevention119
13Using Consultants143
14The Problem Oriented Medical Record152
15Economics of Medical Practice170
16Research in Family Medicine182
17How to Read Medical Journals194
18Problem Solving in Family Medicine206
19Interpreting Laboratory Tests221
20Clinical Case Studies243
Weight Loss and Diarrhea243
Cough248
Fever and Chest Pain250
Fever and Runny Nose253
Sinus Congestion255
Recurrent Ear Infections258
Multiple Allergies262
Diarrhea268
Normal Pregnancy271
Newborn Care275
Short Child279
Abdominal Pain283
Breast Discomfort286
Laceration291
Vaginitis296
Amenorrhea300
Vaginal Bleeding303
Contraception306
Shortness of Breath311
Nosebleed314
Chest Pain321
Preschool Physical Exam325
Severe Lethargy332
Confusion with Lethargy336
Leg Pain340
Knee Injury344
Low Back Pain349
Stiffness in Fingers355
Skin irritation358
Recurring Rash361
Diabetes Mellitus365
Intermittent Tachycardia370
Nutritional Problems in the Elderly374
Fatigue378
Heartburn382
Chronic Fatigue388
Vomiting and Low Back Pain395
Blurred Vision399
Headache403
Stiff Joints407
Sexual Dysfunction411
Genetic Counseling416
Palpitations and Sweating418
Excessive Sleepiness and Fatigue424
Upset Stomach and Headache430
Approaches to Patients Who Smoke436
Memory Loss439
Answer Key445
Index455

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