McWhinneys Textbook of Family Medicine

Paperback | February 11, 2016

byThomas R. Freeman

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Highly acclaimed in its first three 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, McWhinney's defines the principles and practices of familymedicine as a separate and distinct field of practice. The fourth edition presents six new clinical chapters of common problems in family medicine: respiratory illness, musculoskeletal pain, depression, diabetes, obesity and multimorbidity. This new edition also provides information on stewardship of resources, patient information and data, delivery of care in the home, and consultation and referral. The volume also covers continuing advances in the research base of family medicine. Readers will come away with a deeper appreciation forthe role of the generalist in healthcare.

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Highly acclaimed in its first three 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, McWhinney's defines the principles and practices of familymedicine as a separate and distinct field of...

Thomas R. Freeman, MD, MClSc, CCFP, FCFP, is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199370680

ISBN - 13:9780199370689

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Table of Contents

Part I Basic Principles1. The Origins of Family Medicine2. Principles of Family Medicine3. Illness in the Community4. The Family in Health and Disease5. A Profile of Family Practice6. Philosophical and Scientific Foundations of Family Medicine7. Illness, Suffering, and Healing8. Patient-Doctor Communication9. Clinical Method10. The Enhancement of Health and the Prevention of DiseasePart II Clinical Problems11. Respiratory Illness12. Musculoskeletal Pain13. Depression14. Diabetes15. Obesity16. MultimorbidityPart III The Practice of Family Medicine17. Home Visits18. Stewardship of Resources, Patient Information and Data19. Practice Management20. The Health Professions21. The Community Service Network22. Consultation and Referral23. Alternative or Complementary MedicinePart IV Education and Research24. Continuing Self-Education25. Research in Family Practice