A Textbook of General Practice, 2nd edition by Anne Stephenson

By Anne Stephenson

Geared toward clinical scholars and primary yr citizens, A Textbook of normal perform contains the basic details pupil must be aware of and comprehend approximately common perform and being a health professional. the educational kind of the e-book is predicated on experiential and reflective ideas in line with glossy educative conception and perform. It offers suggestions on functional abilities, the speculation of supplying solid medication and the bigger concerns of encouraging existence lengthy studying improvement. the hot variation builds at the winning formulation of the 1st, by way of completely reviewing and revisiting all content material. Self-assessment sections were additional to all chapters and a word list of phrases is incorporated on the finish of the ebook. Thinking/discussion issues were prolonged and extra scholar rates integrated.

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In: NHS data book. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 129. Reproduced by kind permission from Kluwer Academic Publishers. Copyright 1984 John Fry, David Brooks and Ian McColl. What do people do when they feel unwell? ❚ signs, although there is great variation amongst individuals; symptoms perceived as serious are more likely to be brought to the attention of a healthcare professional; ■ the costs of health-seeking behaviour: possible costs include the inconvenience of attending surgery, a potential lack of sympathy from the doctor and the financial cost of a prescription; ■ the benefits of health-seeking behaviour: possible benefits include obtaining therapy to cure symptoms and legitimization of an illness by obtaining a sick certificate.

Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press. This concentrates on how to communicate with patients in whatever setting you meet them. It is easy and fun to read. , Olson, C. and Williams, A. 1985: Meetings between experts. London: Tavistock Publications. This thought-provoking book makes for useful reading for all clinicians and aspiring clinicians. From a study of more than 1000 primary care consultations, questions about the objectives of such meetings are asked and discussed. 30 CHAPTER 4 Common illnesses in general practice What do people do when they feel unwell?

1. To connect with the patient: does this consultation feel comfortable? 2. To summarize and verbally check with the patient that the reasons for the attendance are clear: my understanding is … 3. To hand over and bring the consultation to a close, checking out with the patient: does that cover it? 4. To ensure that a safety net exists in that no serious possibilities have been missed: what if …? 5. To deal with the housekeeping of recovery and reflection: am I okay to start another consultation?

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