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Essential Primary Care (Paperback)

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The Essentials are an international, best-selling series of textbooks all of which are designed to support lecture series or themes on core topics within the health sciences. See www.wileyessential.com for further details.

Essential Primary Care aims to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive overview of the clinical problems encountered in primary care. It covers the structure of primary care in the UK, disease prevention and the management of common and important clinical presentations from infancy to old age. Case studies are used in every chapter to illustrate key learning points. The book provides practical advice on how to consult with patients, make sense of their symptoms. explain things to them and manage their problems.

Is structured in five sections:

The building blocks of primary care: its structure and connection with secondary care, the consultation, the process of making a diagnosis, prescribing and ethical issues

Health promotion

Common and important presenting problems in roughly chronological order


Death and palliative care

Gives advice on how to phrase questions when consulting with patients and how to present information to patients

Provides advice on how management extends to prescribing ù often missing from current textbooks

Contains case studies within each chapter, which reflect the variety of primary care and provide top tips and advice for consulting with patients
Number of Pages: 388
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Family + General Practice
Series Title: Essentials
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 16, 2016
TCIN: 51225241
UPC: 9781118867617
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9992
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