Introduction To Clinical Skills: A Patient-centered Textbook

Hardcover | December 31, 1996

EditorMark B. Mengel, Scott A. Fields

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This practical text is an excellent introduction to the clinical skills all physicians, particularly those in primary care disciplines, need to treat their patients in a humane fashion and at a reasonable cost. The authors focus on patient-centered, or generalist, skills that will help the biomedically oriented physician become more comfortable in managing patient care situations. In addition, the chapters review the diagnostic, treatment, and technical skills that medical students encountered in their Introduction to Clinical Medicine or Physical Diagnosis courses. The book's clinical cases will stimulate class discussions and provide vignettes for skills practice.

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This practical text is an excellent introduction to the clinical skills all physicians, particularly those in primary care disciplines, need to treat their patients in a humane fashion and at a reasonable cost. The authors focus on patient-centered, or generalist, skills that will help the biomedically oriented physician become mor...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:519 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:December 31, 1996Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306453509

ISBN - 13:9780306453502

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Systemic Patient-Centered Care; M.B. Mengel. Foundations of Clinical Expertise. Interviewing; K. Zoppi. Physical Examination; D. Elliot, L. Goldbert. Appropriate Use of Laboratory Tests; V. Johnson. Making a Diagnosis; J. Langlois. Instituting Treatment; J. Susman. Record Keeping and Presentation; W. Chop. Improving Clinical Experience. The Difficult Clinical Interview; K. Zoppi, C.P. McKegney. Clinical Decision Making; F. Lawlor, R.M. Hamm. Patient Education; E. Beck. Negotiation with Patients; J. South-Paul. Managing Chronic Illness; J. Rolland. Counseling and Behavioral Change;L. Mauksch. Functional Assessment of the Patient; K. Farrell. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; L. Dickey. Critical Appraisal of the Literature; W. Newton. Reducing Malpractice Risk; R. Roberts. Managing a Critical Practice; R.M. Johnson. Life-Long Medical Learning; S.J.S. Crandall. Advancing the Discipline of Medicine. The Art and Science of Medical Teaching; R. Arseneau, D. Pratt. Medical Research; D.A. Katerndahl. Development of Clinical Guidelines; J. Moy. Index.