John Murtagh's Patient Education

John Murtagh's Patient Education

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By (author) John Murtagh

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 340 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 278mm x 20mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0070158991
  • ISBN 13: 9780070158993
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 85,915

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A Doody's Core Title for 2011! Patient Education is an essential aid for general practitioners and health, community and medical workers to educate their patients on common medical conditions. Unique in concept when it was first published in 1992, it is now one of the most popular patient education materials used by Australian GPs and has set the standard for patient education material in Australia. Written in simple, non-technical language, these practical information sheets can be given to patients by their GPs and health practitioners to help them understand and manage their medical conditions. Providing only essential information in a concise and user-friendly format, this book has proven to be an excellent educational tool for patients. Each condition is presented on one page so it can be easily photocopied and distributed to patients. The book covers a broad cross-section of ailments, ranging from bow legs and snoring, to issues such as COPD, hypertension and child immunisations. Now in its fifth edition, this highly practical medical title has been thoroughly updated and revised. It includes 51 new conditions, making this a comprehensive collection of over 300 conditions GPs treat across the lifespan. This includes both medical and topical social issues such as: -- breastfeeding -- postnatal depression -- meningococcal meningitis -- prostate problems -- osteoarthritis -- hypertension -- anxiety

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John Murtagh, AM, is Executive Director, Education at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Adjunct Professor of General Practice at the Department of Community Medicine and General Practice , Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

Table of contents

PART 1 Section 1 Marriage Making your marriage work Section 2 Pregnancy and postnatal care Pregnancy planning About your pregnancy Breastfeeding and milk supply Establishing breastfeeding Mastitis with breastfeeding Miscarriage Nipple problems while breastfeeding Postnatal depression Section 3 Children's health Allergy in your baby Asthma in children Atopic eczema Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism Autism: Asperger's syndrome Bed-wetting (enuresis) Birthmarks Bow legs and knock knees Bronchiolitis Bullying of children Chickenpox (varicella) Child accident prevention in the home Circumcision Coeliac disease in children Croup Crying baby Dyslexia and other SLDs Earache in children Encopresis Febrile convulsions Feeding your baby Flat feet Gastroenteritis in children Glue Ear Growing pains Hearing problems in children Immunisation of children Impetigo Infant colic Intoeing in children Measles Mumps Nappy rash Normal development in children Peanut allergy Rearing a happy child Reflux in infants Roseola Rubella (german measles) Scoliosis Seborrhoea in infants Slapped cheek disease Sleep problems in children Snuffling infant Squint and loss of vision Stuttering Tantrums Tear duct blockage Teething Testicle, undescended Thumb sucking Toilet training your child Umbilical hernia Viral skin rashes in children Vulvovaginal irritation in chidren 4 Adolescent health Acne Eating disorders Osgood-Schlatter disorder Understanding the adolescent Understanding your menstrual cycle 5 Women's health Breast cancer Breast lumps Breast self-examination Cystitis in women Dysmenorrhoea Endometriosis Fibroids Hair loss in women Hirsutism Incontinence of urine Menopause Menorrhagia Painful breasts Pap test Pelvic inflammatory disease Pill: the combination pill Polycystic ovary syndrome Premenstrual syndrome Tubal ligation Vaginal thrush 6 Men's health Erectile dysfunction (impotence) Foreskin hygiene Male pattern baldness Prostate: prostate cancer Prostate: prostatitis Prostate: your enlarged prostate Prostate: your prostate operation Scrotal lumps Testicular cancer Testicular self-examination (TSE) Vasectomy 7 The elderly Arthritis in the elderly Dementia Eye problems in the aged Falls in older people Hearing impairment in the aged Leg ulcers Osteoporosis Parkinson's disease Retirement planning Stroke Tinnitus PART 2 General Health - various ages 8 Prevention Cardiovascular Cholesterol: how to lower cholesterol Diet guidelines for good health Obesity: how to lose weight wisely Smoking-quitting 9 Infections Bacterial meningitis and meningococcus Bed bug bites Bronchitis: acute bronchitis Bronchitis: chronic bronchitis Chlamydia urethritis Common cold Ear infection (otitis media) Glandular fever Gonorrhoea Hand, foot and mouth disease Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Herpes: genital herpes Herpes simplex (cold sores) Herpes zoster (shingles) HIV infection and AIDS Influenza Labyrinthitis Laryngitis Lice: head lice Lice: pubic lice Molluscum contagiosum Pharyngitis Pneumonia Ringworm Scabies Sinusitis Tinea pedis Tonsillitis Viral infection Warts Warts: genital warts Whooping cough Worms 10 Eye disorders Blepharitis Bloodshot eye Cataracts Chalazion (meibomian cyst) Conjunctivitis Floaters and flashes Foreign body in eye Glaucoma Macular degeneration Stye 11 Musculoskeletal disorders Backache Baker's cyst Bunions Bursitis and tendonitis of the outer hip Carpal tunnel syndrome Exercises for your knee Exercises for your lower back Exercises for your neck Exercises for your shoulder Exercises for your thoracic spine Fibromyalgia Gout Knee: anterior knee pain Neck: painful neck Osteoarthritis Paget's disease of bone Plantar fasciitis Plaster instructions Polymyalgia rheumatica Rheumatoid arthritis Sciatica Shoulder: frozen shoulder Shoulder: shoulder tendonitis Spondylosis Sports injuries-first aid Sprained ankle Temporomandibular joint dysfunction Tennis elbow Warm-up exercises for the legs Whiplash Wry neck (torticollis) 12 Common general problems Alcohol: harmful use of alcohol Anal fissure Anger management Angina Anticoagulation therapy Anxiety Aphthous ulcers Appendicitis Asthma Asthma: correct use of your aerosol inhaler Asthma: dangerous asthma Atrial fibrillation Basal cell carcinoma Bell's palsy Bereavement Bipolar disorder Bites and stings Body odour Bowel cancer Bullying in the workplace Calluses, corns and warts on feet Cancer Cannabis Chronic fatigue syndrome Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Circulation to legs: poor circulation Coeliac disease in adults Constipation Contact dermatitis Coping with a crisis Cramp Dandruff Deep vein thrombosis and travel Depression Depression: medication for depression Diabetes Diabetes: blood glucose monitoring at home Diabetes: foot care for diabetics Diabetes: healthy diet for diabetics Diabetes: insulin injections Diarrhoea: acute diarrhoea in adults Diverticular disease Dry skin Ear: otitis externa Ear: wax in your ear Epidermoid Epilepsy Fainting Fatty tumour (lipoma) Fever Gallstones Gambling: problem gambling Gastritis Haemochromatosis Haemorrhoids Halitosis Hangover Hay fever Head injury Heart failure Heartburn Hiatus hernia House dust mite management Hypertension Hypothyroidism Infertile couple Ingrowing toenails Inguinal hernia Iron deficiency anaemia Irritable bowel Kidney disease Kidney stones Lung cancer Melanoma Meniere's syndrome Migraine Nail disorders Nose: stuffy, running nose Nosebleed Obstructive sleep apnoea Peptic ulcer Perianal haematoma Personality disorders Phobias Pityriasis rosea Post traumatic stress disorder Pressure sores Pruritus ani Psoriasis Reflux disease Restless legs syndrome Rosacea and perioral dermatitis Schizophrenia Seborrhoeic keratoses Skin cancer Sleep problems: insomnia Snoring Stress: coping with stress Sunburn Systemic lupus erythematosus Teeth grinding (bruxism) Tension headache Tongue soreness Travel: air travel Travel: guide for travellers Travel sickness Tremor: essential tremor Urticaria (hives) Varicose veins Vertigo: benign positional vertigo Vertigo: exercises for benign positional vertigo