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This third edition continues to use a simple, problem-based approach and a logical, formulaic structure for the diagnosis and treatment of a plethora of common medical conditions. There are eleven new chapters on areas that have since the previous edition become more common in today's society. Included are chapters on: Pain and its management, Sleep disorders, and, Nutrition in health and illness. The technical, pharmaceutical, procedural and bibliographical material has been updated, and also new to the book are discussions on topical issues such as anthrax and hormone replacement therapy. "General Practice" is one of McGraw-Hill Australia's best selling, most reputable and well-established titles. It is the 'Bible' for general practitioners and medical students of community medicine, written by Australia's most respected GP, John Murtagh.
information already given about the diagnosis and management by the use of other techniques, for example: ● ● Use the patient's own results, e.g. X-rays and ECGs. Encourage the patient to participate in the decision making and in accepting some degree of responsibility for his or her own management. This process may be facilitated by having patients learn drug names and dosages, record body weight and urine tests, and monitor temperatures and blood pressure—when relevant. 8. Provide takeaway
depressed about their problem. The pain continues. Someone once described it as a 'tension headache that has slipped down to the back'. References 1. Hassed C. Counselling. In: Final Year Handbook. Melbourne: Monash University, Department of Community Medicine, 1992, 97-104. 2. Ramsay AT. The general practitioner as an effective counsellor. Aust Fam Physician, 1990; 19:473-479. 3. Harris RD, Ramsay AT. Health care counselling. Sydney: Williams and Wilkins, 1988, 68-95. 4. Annon JS. The
holistic approach, is an important approach to patient care in modern medicine. Whole person diagnosis is based on two components: 1 1. the disease-centred diagnosis 2. the patient-centred diagnosis The disease-centred consultation is the traditional medical model based on the history, examination and special investigations, with the emphasis on making a diagnosis and treating the disease. The disease-centred diagnosis, which is typical of hospital-based medicine, is defined in terms of pathology
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