Writing a History and Physical

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2003 - Medical - 59 pages
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Central to providing excellent patient care is excellent communication, for which a well-written History and Physical is crucial. This book is a step-by-step guide to help medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. write a comprehensive, clear, and useful History and Physical. Writing an effective History and Physical is as much an art as science, and this handy guide provides a roadmap for organizing facts in a logical and well-constructed fashion. The text also presents an abridged version for quick reference and a valuable section on how to write daily progress notes.

  • The author's tips pearls, and advice help the reader navigate the principles and goals of the History and Physical
  • Contains more explanations, tips and advice than existing books for what to include and why
  • Memorable good and bad examples reinforce themes in the text
 

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Contents

The Abridged Guide to Writing a History
1
Writing a Daily Progress Note
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