Family Medicine: Principles and Practice

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J. L. Buckingham, E. P. Donatelle, W. E. Jacott, M. G. Rosen, Robert B. Taylor
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 29, 2013 - Medical - 1365 pages
JOHN S. MILLIS In 1966 the Citizens Commission on Graduate Medical Education observed that the explosive growth in biomedical science and the consequent increase in medical skill and technology of the twentieth century had made it possible for physicians to respond to the episodes of illness of patients with an ever-increasing effectiveness, but that the increase in knowledge and technology had forced most physicians to concentrate upon a disease entity, an organ or organ system, or a particular mode of diagnosis or therapy. As a result there had been a growing lack of continuing and comprehensive patient care. The Commission expressed the opinion that "Now, in order to bring medicine's enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic powers fully to the benefit of society, it is necessary to have many physicians who can put medicine together again. "! The Commission proceeded to recommend the education and training of sub stantial numbers of Primary Physicians who would, by assuming primary responsi bility for the patient's welfare in sickness and in health, provide continuing and comprehensive health care to the citizens of the United States. In 1978 it is clear that the recommendation has been accepted by the public, the medical profession, and medical education. There has been a vigorous response in the development of family medicine and in the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. One is particularly impressed by the wide acceptance on the part of medical students of the concept of the primary physician. Dr. John S.
 

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Contents

Cardiovascular Medicine
477
Dermatology
512
Emergency Medicine
534
Endocrinology
566
Environmental Medicine
594
Gastroenterology
614
Geriatric Medicine
642
Hematology
655

Essentials for Residency Training in Family Practice 58 Residency
71
Educational Methods 76 Continuing Education Requirements
80
The American Board of Family Practice
88
Health Care Delivery
97
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
98
Home Care
112
THE PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY MEDICINE
113
Nursing Home and Extended Care
123
THE PATIENT THE FAMILY
140
The Years from Birth to Puberty
149
The Adolescent Years
161
The Young Adult
173
The Middle Years
191
The Later Years
200
Section B The Family
212
The Impact of Illness on the Family
221
The Family in Crisis
234
The Family the Hospital and the Family Physician
242
Death and Bereavement
250
Bereavement 255 References
256
Compliance
272
Drug Use and Abuse
277
Drug Abuse 281 SelfPoisoning 282 Prescribing
284
Behavioral Problems of Childhood
315
Premarital and Marital Counseling
332
Human Sexuality
347
Section A Clinical Evaluation
355
Communication
361
Problem Differentiation
368
Symptoms and the Medical History
382
Physical Diagnosis
388
Laboratory Diagnosis
403
Electrocardiography
422
Approach to Patients with Specific Clinical
435
Roentgenography Nuclear Imaging and Ultrasonography
444
Section B Clinical Approach to Problems
457
Nephrology
680
Neurology and Neurosurgery
703
Obstetrics and Gynecology
722
Oncology
768
Ophthalmology
798
Oral Surgery
821
Orthopaedics
838
Otorhinolaryngology
856
Pediatrics
890
Physical Medicine
923
Plastic Surgery
947
Psychiatry
960
Pulmonary Medicine
989
Rheumatology
1030
Surgery
1054
Urology
1071
THE PRACTICE OF FAMILY MEDICINE
1090
Planning a Private Practice
1101
Practice Management
1110
Auditing 1126 Scheduling Patient Appointments 1128
1128
Caring for the Patient
1158
Preventive Medicine
1178
Occupational Health and Industrial Medicine
1208
School Health
1220
Interactions
1245
Government and Third Party Payers
1252
Legal Aspects of Family Practice
1265
Medical Ethics
1272
Peer Review
1276
Family Practice Today and Tomorrow
1289
FamilyGeneral Practice in the United Kingdom
1297
The Challenges to Family Practice
1304
The Family Physician of the Future
1313
Index
1319
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