General practice

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McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1994 - Medical - 1107 pages
Textbook for students, recent graduates and general medical practitioners. The focus is on the basics of medical principles and management. It details the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and clinical skills required in general practice. Chapters deal with the primary health care of specific groups such as children and adolescents, women and men; sexually related problems; problems of the skin; and accident and emergency medicine. Includes index. Author is professor of general practice at Monash University.

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Contents

The nature and content of general practice
3
The family
9
Communication skills
15
Counselling skills
23
Difficult demanding and angry patients
32
Palliative care
36
The elderly patient
43
Prevention in general practice
52
Dizziness
364
Dyspepsia indigestion
372
Dyspnoea
384
The painful ear
397
The red and tender eye
408
Pain in the face
418
Fever and chills
427
Faints fits and funny turns
435

Health promotion and patient education
62
Whole person approach to management
71
Medical advice for travellers
77
Diagnostic perspective in general practice
95
Inspection as a clinical skill
97
A safe diagnostic strategy
101
Masquerades in general practice
103
Depression
106
Diabetes mellitus
112
Drug problems
123
Anaemia
131
Thyroid and other endocrine disorders
137
Spinal dysfunction
145
Urinary tract infection
149
Malignant disease
156
Human immunodeficiency virus infectioncould it be HIV?
161
Baffling viral and protozoal infections
170
Baffling bacterial infections
177
Chronic renal failure
187
Connective tissue disorders and the vasculitides
191
Neurological dilemmas
199
Abdominal pain
211
Arthritis
230
Anorectal disorders
250
Low back pain
257
Thoracic back pain
279
Bruising and bleeding
292
Chest pain
298
Constipation
320
Cough
330
Deafness and hearing loss
341
Diarrhoea
349
Haematemesis and melaena
443
Headache
445
Jaundice
461
The painful knee
476
The disturbed patient
494
Child and adolescent health
663
Common childhood infectious
671
Behaviour disorders
681
Child abuse
687
Adolescent health
693
Cervical cancer and
699
Family planning
705
Breast pain mastalgia
713
Lumps in the breast
719
Abnormal uterine bleeding
728
Lower abdominal and pelvic
734
Premenstrual syndrome
747
Vaginal discharge
759
Domestic violence and sexual
767
Highrisk pregnancy
779
Scrotal pain
793
Disorders of the penis
806
Accident and emergency
971
Common skin wounds
996
Common fractures
1008
Major trauma
1027
The doctors bag and other
1035
Common sporting injuries
1044
Everyday practice tips
1059
infant
1088
Index
1095
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