ISBN 9780721658681,Essentials of Family Practice

Essentials of Family Practice



Elsevier Publishing Company

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780721658681

ISBN-10 0721658687


Number of Pages 485 Pages
Language (English)

Mechanical engineering

This thoroughly revised and updated new edition features the latest information on the diseases and disorders you see most often. 37 brand-new chapters examine topics such as managed health care, prescription writing, domestic violence, insomnia, posttraumatic stress disorders, acne, and terminal cancer and pain. Inside Essentials of Family Practice, Second Edition, you'll find 70 case studies that describe common presenting symptoms - and guide you through developing a differential diagnosis, selecting a course of treatment, scheduling follow-up visits, and more; 13 fundamentals chapters that highlight the clinical context of family practice; and board-style review questions with answers and rationales that help you focus on key information...and test your knowledge of diagnosis, management, and more.

This handy book is a condensed, modified, and economical version of the larger landmark book, TEXTBOOK OF FAMILY PRACTICE. In this convenient format, the text discusses body systems, diseases, and disorders encountered in family practice. Chapters focus on the nature of family medicine, ethics, family issues related to health care, interviewing techniques, disease prevention, medical records and more. Includes useful case studies throughout the text.