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Main description:

Following the familiar, easy–to–use at a Glance format, this brand new title provides a highly illustrated introduction to the full range of essential primary care presentations, grouped by system, so you ll know exactly where to find the information you need, and be perfectly equipped to make the most of your GP attachment.


General Practice at a Glance:



  • Is comprehensively illustrated throughout with over 60 full–page colour illustrations

  • Takes a symptoms–based approach which mirrors the general practice curriculum

  • Offers one–stop coverage of musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, urinary, endocrine and digestive presentations

  • Highlights the interrelations between primary and secondary care

  • Includes sample questions to ask during history taking and examination

  • Features red flags to highlight symptoms or signs which must not be missed


This accessible introduction and revision aid will help all medical students and junior doctors develop an understanding of the nature and structure of primary care, and hit the ground running on the general practice attachment.


Back cover:

Following the familiar, easy–to–use at a Glance format, this brand new title provides a highly illustrated introduction to the full range of essential primary care presentations, grouped by system, so you ll know exactly where to find the information you need, and be perfectly equipped to make the most of your GP attachment.


General Practice at a Glance:



  • Is comprehensively illustrated throughout with over 60 full–page colour illustrations

  • Takes a symptoms–based approach which mirrors the general practice curriculum

  • Offers one–stop coverage of musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, urinary, endocrine and digestive presentations

  • Highlights the interrelations between primary and secondary care

  • Includes sample questions to ask during history taking and examination

  • Features red flags to highlight symptoms or signs which must not be missed


This accessible introduction and revision aid will help all medical students and junior doctors develop an understanding of the nature and structure of primary care, and hit the ground running on the general practice attachment.


Contents:

Contributors 6


Preface 7


Acknowledgements 8


Abbreviations 9


Introduction: how to make the most of your GP attachment 11


Part 1 The essence of general practice


1 The 10–minute consultation: taking a history 12


2 The 10–minute consultation: managing your patient 14


3 Continuity of care and the primary healthcare team 16


4 Why do patients consult? 18


5 Preventive medicine 20


6 Significant event analysis, audit and research 22


7 Communication between primary and secondary care 24


8 Principles of good prescribing in primary care 26


9 Prescribing in children and the elderly 28


10 Law and ethics 30


11 Child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse 32


Part 2 Common presentations in general practice Child health


12 The febrile child 34


13 Cough and wheeze 36


14 Asthma 37


15 Abdominal problems 38


16 Common behaviour problems 40


17 Childhood rashes 42


18 Child health promotion 44


19 Musculoskeletal problems in children 46


Sexual health


20 Common sexual problems 49


21 Sexually transmitted infections and HIV 52


22 Contraception 54


23 Subfertility 56


Women s health


24 Termination of pregnancy 58


25 Menstrual disorders 60


26 The menopause 62


27 Common gynaecological cancers 63


28 Breast problems 64


The pregnant woman


29 Antenatal care 66


30 Bleeding and pain in pregnancy 68


31 Other pregnancy problems 70


Care of the elderly


32 Acute confusional state and dementia 72


33 Fits, faints, falls and funny turns 74


Cardiovascular problems


34 Chest pain 76


35 Stroke 78


36 Peripheral vascular disease and leg ulcers 79


37 Preventing cardiovascular disease 80


Respiratory problems


38 Breathing diffi culties 82


39 Cough, smoking and lung cancer 84


40 Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 86


Endocrine problems


41 Diabetes 88


42 Thyroid disease 90


Gastrointestinal problems


43 Acute diarrhoea and vomiting in adults 92


44 Dyspepsia and upper gastrointestinal symptoms 94


45 Lower gastrointestinal symptoms 96


46 The acute abdomen 98


Musculoskeletal problems


47 Back pain 100


48 Hip and lower limb 102


49 Neck and upper limb 104


50 Infl ammatory arthritis, rheumatism and osteoarthritis 106


Eyes and ENT


51 Upper respiratory tract infection (including sore throat) 108


52 Ear symptoms 110


53 The red eye 112


54 Loss of vision and other visual symptoms 114


Dermatology


55 Eczema, psoriasis and skin tumours 116


56 Other common skin problems 118


Mental health


57 Depression 120


58 Anxiety, stress and panic disorder 122


59 Alcohol and drug misuse 124


60 Eating disorders 126


61 Psychosis and severe mental illness 128


Other common conditions


62 Headache 130


63 Tiredness and anaemia 132


64 Insomnia 134


65 Allergy and hay fever 136


66 Urinary tract disorders 138


67 Chronic pain 140


Further reading and resources 142


Index 146


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118518410
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: December, 2012
Pages: 160

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, General Practice

MEET THE AUTHOR

Paul Booton is Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at St George s, University of London, and formerly Director of Primary Care Education, Imperial College, London


Carol Cooper is Honorary Teaching Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College Medical School, London, and a General Practitioner


Graham Easton is Deputy Director of Primary Care Education, Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College Medical School, London, and a General Practitioner


Margaret Harper is Honorary Teaching Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College Medical School, London, and a General Practitioner