A Textbook of Family Medicine

A Textbook of Family Medicine

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This is a greatly expanded successor to "McWhinney's An Introduction to Family Medicine" (Oxford 1978). It includes much new material on the nature of family medicine and on specific clinical problems. There are two new chapters on the experience of illness, suffering, and healing, and on doctor-patient communication. The chapter on the philosophical and scientific basis of family medicine has been expanded to do justice to the growing support which the paradigm of family medicine is receiving in the biological, medical, and social science literature. The chapter on clinical method - perhaps the book's core - has a new look and greater depth reflecting work in this area over he past decade. The chapter on prevention provides updated recommendations, and the chapter on the family has been enlarged. The most noticeable change is the addition of five new chapters on common family practice problems. These chapters have a dual purpose: to exemplify the application of principles discussed earlier in the book, and to distil the information on each problem that is most necessary for family physicians.show more

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  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 155 x 235mm | 794g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195059867
  • 9780195059861

Table of contents

The origins of family medicine; the principles of family medicine; illness in the community; a profile of family practice; philosophical and scientific foundations of family medicine; illness, suffering and healing; doctor-patient communication; clinical method; family influences on health and disease; preventive medicine in family practice; sore throat; headache; fatigue; hypertension; diabetes; home care; records; consultation and referral; the health professions; the community service network; practice management; continuing self-education; research in family medicine.show more

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