Textbook of Family Medicine

Textbook of Family Medicine

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Highly successful in its first two editions, McWhinney's Textbook of Family Medicine is one of the seminal texts in the field. While many family medicine texts simply cover the disorders a practitioner might see in clinical practice (thus they become watered-down internal medicine texts), McWhinney defines the principles and practices of family medicine as a separate and distinct field of practice. His initial sections cover the basis principles and philosophies of family medicine and a later section discusses the approach to the patients with common diseases encountered in practice (these discussions not only address these clinical problems, but each is a workshop for incorporating what it means to be a family physician into everyday practice). The new edition is updated throughout with help from a group of reviewers and a new coauthor, Tom Freeman, who is Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at McWhinney's institution, the University of Western Ontario.show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • tables and figures
  • 0195369858
  • 9780195369854
  • 355,502

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" Dr McWhinney's book was always more than a reference text for a day in the office. It was- and still is-a compass for a career in the specialty.2 It still serves as a blueprint for the house of family medicine, even as we remodel it into the Patient-centered Medical Home of the future." -- FAMILY MEDICINEshow more

Table of contents

Part I ; Basic Principles ; 1. The Origins of Family Medicine ; 2. Principles of Family Medicine ; 3. Illness in the Community ; 4. A Profile of Family Practice ; 5. Philosophical and Scientific Foundations of Family Medicine ; 6. Illness, Suffering, and Healing ; 7. Doctor-Patient Communication ; 8. Clinical Method ; 9. The Enhancement of Health and Prevention of Disease ; 10. The Family in Health and Disease ; Part II ; Clinical Problems ; 11. Acute Sore Throat ; 12. Headache ; 13. Fatigue ; 14. Hypertension ; 15. Diabetes ; Part III ; The Practice of Family Medicine ; 16. Home Care ; 17. Records ; 18. Consultation and Referral ; 19. The Health Professions ; 20. The Community Service Network ; 21. Alternative, or Complementary Medicine ; 22. Practice Management ; Part IV ; Education and Research ; 23. Continuing Self-Education ; 24. Research in Family Practiceshow more

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