Clinical Clerking: A Short Introduction to Clinical Skills

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 25, 2004 - Medical - 212 pages
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This pocket introduction for first year clinical students starting clinical training on the ward provides basic information about how to talk to patients, take a medical history and how to start a clinical examination. The result of many years of clinical teaching experience at the University of Cambridge, this second edition is clearly thought out. With those first clinical encounters in mind, the text has been simplified to allow easy distinction of basic essential information from more detailed discussion. New clinical terms and issues have been included and the text further enlivened by clear line illustrations.
 

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Contents

Clinical clerking 1 Introduction 2 Scheme for clinical clerking Part II The history 1 General
1
Alimentary system
4
Basic data 3 Presenting complaint 4 History of the presenting complaint 5 Past medical history 6 Family history
5
Medication and allergy
16
Personal and social history
18
Minimal statement of personal and social history
21
Psychiatric history 1 Complaints 2 History of presenting complaints 3 Previous history
22
Family history 5 Personal history
23
General examination
66
Cardiovascular system 3 Respiratory system xi
73
Examination of the cardiovascular system
77
Examination of the respiratory system
98
Examination of the alimentary system
107
Examination of the nervous system
123
Examination of the locomotor system
161
Case illustration
168

Mental state at interview
25
Intellectual function
27
Functional enquiry
30
General
54
Initial differential diagnosis
59
Appendix
174
Index
186
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