Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine / Edition 3

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Overview

Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine is the most comprehensive, current osteopathic text. This American Osteopathic Association publication defines the terminology and techniques of the field and is the standard text for teaching the profession. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods.

This edition features expanded coverage of international practice and includes a new chapter on the structure of the profession. Other new chapters include coding and billing and nutrition. This edition also has standard chapter formats for each section.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is the third edition of the foremost textbook of the osteopathic profession. It was the initiative by the American Osteopathic Association to develop a curriculum in osteopathic principles and practice that led to this comprehensive foundations text. The previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: This edition continues to fulfill the original goal of further developing the curriculum and becoming a resource useful for all phases of osteopathic medical education. The editor and contributors are the pillars of the profession and present a superlative book representing the profession.
Audience: As outlined in the preface, this book is meant for all levels of osteopathic education. In actuality, it also is an extraordinary resource for those considering entering the profession and for laypersons to help them understand what osteopathic physicians can offer.
Features: One of the outstanding aspects of this book is the organization of the chapters, beginning with an overview of the osteopathic profession, working through the basic science and models used by osteopathic physicians, followed by a clear explanation of the somatic component of the various regions of the body, and ending with the approach to osteopathic patient management and research. There are a large number of illustrations, references, and case vignettes. An online version is available, which could accommodate videos of the techniques, which so happens to be the only area that could be improved in this publication.
Assessment: This is an essential book for osteopathic students, attending physicians, and every person who wishes to know more about osteopathic medicine. As the comprehensive publication on the osteopathic profession, it should be included in every medical library as a reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781766715
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1472
  • Sales rank: 332,186
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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