Family Oriented Primary Care / Edition 2

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The first edition of FAMILY ORIENTED PRIMARY CARE helped bring the family approach to health care into the medical mainstream. This new edition, like the first, will provide the health care professional with a practical guide to working with and treating both the individual patient and the family. Tackling challenging and emerging issues such as AIDS and the family, race and gender, child abuse and domestic violence in addition to pregnancy, child behavior and chronic illness, this volume is sure to be an indespensible guide to the primary care provider.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Malek H Akhal, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: Family-Oriented Primary Care in its second edition (the first edition was published in 1990) reinforces the idea of applying the biopsychosocial model for patient care. Specifically, it emphasizes the concept of utilizing "The Family" as a practical and efficient way of delivering healthcare.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to shed light on the well-rounded biopsychosocial approach and the utilization of "The Family" as a practical, complete and efficient way of delivering good quality healthcare. These objectives are worthwhile especially in an era of "super sub-specialization" and the ever increasing demands on and costs of the health sector. Readers of this book will find that the objectives are met.
Audience: The book, as per the authors, is addressed not only to primary practitioners but extends beyond that to include interested specialists, students, and residents. The authors base the knowledge in this book on few evidence-based trials and on their personal experience with their patients. I largely agree on the target audience, although I doubt the interest of specialists in the subject matter.
Features: The book covers all aspects of family-based primary care, including but not limited to, the pros of such approach, proper interviewing skills, and dealing with various clinical scenarios. The unique features of this book include the various real-life clinical encounters, tables, and diagrammatic illustrations.
Assessment: In its second edition, "Family-Oriented Primary Care" is an updated and comprehensive book addressing the concept of biopsychosocial approach to healthcare and the utilization of "The Family" as the vector for delivering a complete, efficient, and good quality care. Compared to the first edition, it covers topics that apply to a bigger audience and has more evidence-based facts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387986142
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 8/27/2004
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 761,319
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.-
Preface to the First Edition.-
Chapter 1. Basic Premises of Family-Oriented Primary Care: Collaborating with the Family to Improve Quality of Care.-
Chapter 2. How Families Affect Illness: Research on the Family's Influence on Health.-
Chapter 3. Family Systems Concepts: Tools for Assessing Families in Primary Care.-
Chapter 4. A Family-Oriented Approach to Individual Patients.-
Chapter 5. Involving the Family in Daily Practice.-
Chapter 6. Building Partnerships: Promoting Working Alliances and Motivation for Change.-
Chapter 7. Family Interviewing Skills in Primary Care: From Routine Contact to the Comprehensive Family Conference.-
Chapter 8. When Interactions Are Difficult.-
Chapter 9. Working with Couples in Primary Care: One Plus One Is More Than Two.-
Chapter 10. The Birth of a Family: Family-Oriented Pregnancy Care.-
Chapter 11. Supporting Parents: Family-Oriented Child Health Care.-
Chapter 12. When Parents Get Stuck: Helping With Child Behavior Problems.-
Chapter 13. Family-Oriented Care of Adolescents.-
Chapter 14. Recognizing the Signs of Strain: Counseling Couples in Primary Care.-
Chapter 15. Anticipating Loss: Health Care for Older Patients and Their Family Caregivers.-
Chapter 16. Looking Death in the Eye: Facilitating End-of-Life Care and the Grieving Process.-
Chapter 17. Genetic Screening, Testing, and Families.-
Chapter 18. The Developmental Challenges of Chronic Illness: Helping Patients and Families Cope.-
Chapter 19. Integrating the Mind-Body Split: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Somatic Fixation.-
Chapter 20. Mobilizing Resources: The Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Primary Care.-
Chapter 21. When Drinking or Drugs Is Part of the Problem: A Family Approach to the Detection and Management of Substance Use and Abuse.-
Chapter 22. Protecting the Family: Domestic Violence and the Primary Care Clinician.-
Chapter 23. Family-Oriented Primary Care in the Real World: Practical Considerations for Comprehensive Care.-
Chapter 24. Acute Hospital Care: Letting the Family In.-
Chapter 25. Working Together: Collaboration and Referral to Family-Oriented Mental Health Professionals.-
Chapter 26. Managing Personal and Professional Boundaries: How the Clinician's Experience Can Be a Resource in Patient Care.

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