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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.
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