Family Medicine: Principles and Practice / Edition 6

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Family Medicine: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive reference text providing clear guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses regularly seen in family practice. The sixth edition will follow the format successfully established with the fourth edition. In addition, it will include new chapters on: Herbal Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Telemedicine, Evidence-Based Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Effective Office Management. Also, a whole new section on The Future of Family Medicine will be added. All chapters will be completely updated and with new clinical guidelines and references. Websites will be included in the references as well.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Donald R. Frey, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This is the sixth edition of this comprehensive book that covers the breadth and diversity of family practice. The book continues its strong tradition of a clinically oriented approach directed torwards front line family practitioners.
Purpose: The book is written as a reference for the broad-ranging knowledge base and clinical responsibilites unique to family practice. Although writing a truly comprehensive book is challenging in any discipline, for family medicine, the task is especially difficult. This work achieves the goal of being a complete reference on family medicine as well as any other book available.
Audience: Written for learners at all stages of training, the book delivers its content in a fashion that is user-friendly for all levels of clinical practice. The editors are all noted academic family physicians.
Features: The book once again reviews the basic principles of family practice, with emphasis on prevention and wellness. Sections on specific disease entities are comprehensive and logically constructed. Tables and graphs are used extensively and are stategically placed to facilitate learning and recall. Added chapters on bioterroism and alternative medicine are most welcome and testify to the book's timeliness.
Assessment: This sixth edition is without question the strongest, most comprehensive version yet. Regrettably, this is the last edition for which Dr. Taylor will serve as editor. This outstanding work will serve not only as an excellent book, but as a tribute and a testament to Dr. Taylor's outstanding contribution to the medical literature.
Stephen J. Spann
This textbook addresses the theoretical principles and the common clinical problems of importance to the practice of family medicine. This is the fifth edition; it was last published in 1994. It is intended to meet the information needs that will help readers provide high-quality, cost-effective care; to provide new family physicians with the knowledge needed to render broad-based healthcare in the context of family and community; and to cover the biomedical aspects of disease, the psychosocial approach to family and patient considerations, and the community implications of health problems, covering 90 percent of clinical problems that generalists encounter in daily practice. These worthy objectives are difficult to achieve in a single book. Although the editors have succeeded to a certain extent, the book reflects the necessary trade-offs between breadth and depth of subject matter. A large number of clinical issues are addressed in a succinct fashion, but the depth of discussion of most issues is limited. The target audience is the residency-trained family physician. Medical students and family practice residents are also a potential audience. All primary authors are family physicians and most have academic affiliations. The quality of the illustrations is very good. The references are pertinent, and include Internet web sites as references and patient education resources. This large textbook provides a good, up-to-date review of the broad range of problems seen in family practice, written by family physicians. The breadth of the subject matter precludes much in-depth discussion for any given subject. It will be of use to medical students who are beginning to learn clinicalmedicine, to residents and practicing generalist physicians in need of a quick and concise review or update for a given clinical problem during the course of a busy clinical session, or as a source of additional bibliographic references.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387954004
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: 6th ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1172
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 2.38 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY MEDICINE 1) Family Medicine: Current Concepts and Future Practice 2) Human Development and Aging 3) Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Issues in Health Care 5) Information Mastery: Evidence Based Family Medicine 6) Population Based Health Care

PART II: THE PRACTICE OF FAMILY MEDICINE Section IIA: The Person, Family, and Community. PREVENTIVE CARE: 7) Clinical Prevention 8) Health Promotions 9) Health Care of the International Traveler. PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH AND POSTPARTUM CARE: 10) Preconception Care 11) Normal Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery 12) Medical Problems During Pregnancy 13) Obstetric Complications During Pregnancy 14) Problems During Labor and Delivery 15) Postpartum Care. CARE OF THE INFANT, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT: 16) Genetic Disorders 17) Problems of the Newborn and Infant 18) Communicable Diseases of Children 19) Behavorial Problems of Children 20) Musculoskeletal Problems of Children 21) Selected Problems of Infancy and Childhood 22) Health Care of the Adolescent. CARE OF THE ELDERLY: 23) Selected Problems of Aging 24) Common Problems of the Elderly 25) Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias 26) Elder Abuse. FAMILY CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE: 27) Child Abuse and Neglect 28) Domestic Violence 29) Sexual Assualt 30) Family Stress and Counseling. BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS. ALLERGY. INFECTIOUS DISEASES. ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. INJURY AND POISONING. CARE OF THE ATHLETE. COMMON CLINICAL PROBLEMS.

Section IIB: Organs and Systems: The Nervous System. The Eye. The Ear, Nose and Throat. The Cardiovascular System. The Respiratory System. The Digestive System. The Renal, Urinary, and Male Genital Systems. The Female Reproductive System and Women's Health. The Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue. The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue. The Endocrine and Metabolic System. Blood and Hematopoietic System.

PART III: Family Practice Applications

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