History and Clinical Examination at a Glance

History and Clinical Examination at a Glance

by Jonathan Gleadle
     
 

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Every medical student must be able to take an accurate history and perform a physical examination. This third edition of History and Clinical Examination at a Glance provides a concise, highly illustrated companion to help you develop these vital skills as you practice on the wards. Building on an overview of the patient/doctor relationship and basic

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Every medical student must be able to take an accurate history and perform a physical examination. This third edition of History and Clinical Examination at a Glance provides a concise, highly illustrated companion to help you develop these vital skills as you practice on the wards. Building on an overview of the patient/doctor relationship and basic enquiry, the text supports learning either by system or presentation of common conditions, with step-by-step and evidence-based information to support clinical examination and help you formulate a sound differential diagnosis.

History and Clinical Examination at a Glance features:

  • Succinct text and full colour illustrations, including many brand new clinical photographs
  • A new section on the development of communication skills, which explains how to communicate in different circumstances, and with different groups of people
  • A self-assessment framework which can be used individually, by tutors, or in group practice to prepare for OSCEs

History and Clinical Examination at a Glance is the perfect guide for medical, health science students, and junior doctors, as an ideal resource for clinical attachments, last-minute revision, or whenever you need a refresher.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This is a useful, basic book for all students and clinicians. Regardless of readers' level of professional development — just starting to learn physical examination or experienced but wishing a quick memory jogger for common complaints they encounter in the primary care setting - they will find this to be a one-of-a-kind resource.”  (Doody’s, 30 August 2012)
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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: Part of the At a Glance series, this is an update of a 2007 book on taking a history and doing a physical examination. The format of this series is to present short, two-page summaries with relevant graphics and brief explanatory text.
Purpose: The concept is to offer a quick memory reference for the pertinent history and physical examination, items important to arrive at the differential diagnosis, and the supporting literature.
Audience: This is a great book for students of all medical disciplines and for clinicians in practice. The graphics are intuitive and would be extremely helpful in patient education and discussions.
Features: The initial chapters are oriented to new students, covering the basic concepts of how to interact and communicate with patients. These are followed by technique-specific chapters on organ systems such as cardiovascular, gynecological, and gastrointestinal, with a dedicated chapter on how to make a presentation.
Assessment: This is a useful, basic book for all students and clinicians. Regardless of readers' level of professional development — just starting to learn physical examination or experienced but wishing a quick memory jogger for common complaints they encounter in the primary care setting - they will find this to be a one-of-a-kind resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470654460
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Series:
At a Glance Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
“This is a useful, basic book for all students and clinicians. Regardless of readers' level of professional development — just starting to learn physical examination or experienced but wishing a quick memory jogger for common complaints they encounter in the primary care setting - they will find this to be a one-of-a-kind resource.” (Doody’s, 30 August 2012)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Gleadle is Professor of Medicine at Flinders University and Consultant Nephrologist at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. He was formerly University Lecturer in Nephrology and General Medicine at Oxford University.

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