Behavioral Medicine in Primary Care
Mitchell D. Feldman, John F. Christensen
Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill, 2003 - Medical - 382 pages
Use a Behavioral Medicine Approach to Improve Clinical Outcome
"All primary care physicians, their residents, and students would benefit from the central message of this book: medical practice occurs in the context of the physician-patient relationship, and only by understanding, managing, and using that relationship in an ethical, supportive, and effective fashion can primary care practice be conducted appropriately.
"Cohesively edited...bolstered by clinical vignettes...well positioned as an introduction for the physician-teacher and physician-in-training to the demands of the expanding role of physician as therapist....[Other texts] are not directed at the physician-in-training, are not case based, and are not as useful as a quick reference."
"An excellent resource...Our family practice residency program has recently adopted this text as the primary resource for our behavioral science curriculum and provides each resident with a copy. It would be similarly useful for internists, nurse practitioners, and other primary care practitioners in training...Primary care health psychologists, medical school faculty, and others needing a compact and useful reference in this area will find this book highly valuable."
"Doctors Feldman and Christensen have done primary care practice a good and important service with the publication of their book. It remains for clinicians and teachers to open their minds and practices to the ideas within it."
Authored bynationally recognized experts, this outstanding reference offers essential behavioral insights and practical management strategies that will help clinicians and students build a strong relationship with their patients and ensure that they provide the best possible treatment for medical and psychiatric disorders. No other resource so effectively examines how behavior - from the standpoint of the clinician as well as the patient - affects treatment decisions and results.
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