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A Textbook of General Practice 3E

3rd Edition

By Patrick White, Ann Wylie

Edited by Anne Stephenson

CRC Press

336 pages

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An essential guide to general practice and being a general practitioner, A Textbook of General Practice is written specifically with the medical student and foundation doctor in mind.

Reflecting current practice, the book does not seek to reiterate the content of a general medical textbook, but instead teaches the fundamental principles of general practice. The coverage is comprehensive, with everything the undergraduate student or foundation doctor will encounter in a general practice module or rotation. The skills and knowledge presented can usefully be applied to all areas of clinical practice.

With practical exercises throughout the book, readers are encouraged to learn through doing. Quotes from students and tutors offer insights into personal experience, while thinking and discussion points encourage reflection. New features in this edition include improved organization, "red flag" pointers to serious illnesses, and SBA-style self assessment questions.

With content entirely updated to reflect the latest recommendations from Tomorrow's Doctors, the third edition of A Textbook of General Practice is the number one choice for undergraduates seeking a narrative introduction to this important discipline.

Table of Contents

Learning in general practice: why and how?

General practice and its place in primary healthcare

The general practice consultation

General practice skills

Diagnosis and acute management in general practice

Prescribing in general practice

Common illnesses in general practice

Psychological issues in general practice

Chronic illness and its management in general practice

Treating people at home

Health promotion in general practice

Healthcare ethics and law

Quality assurance in general practice

The management of general practice

Preparing to practice

Being a general practitioner

About the Authors/Editor

Edited by Dr Anne Stephenson MBChB, MRCGP, Dip. Obst., PhD (Medicine), FHEA
Senior Lecturer in General Practice & Director of Community Education, Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King's College London School of Medicine, King's College London, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Public Health