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

By Anne Stephenson

Aimed toward clinical scholars and primary 12 months citizens, A Textbook of basic perform accommodates the fundamental details scholar must recognize and comprehend approximately basic perform and being a surgeon. the educational form of the e-book is predicated on experiential and reflective ideas in line with glossy educative conception and perform. It offers assistance on functional talents, the speculation of supplying strong medication and the bigger issues of encouraging lifestyles lengthy studying improvement. the hot version builds at the profitable formulation of the 1st, through completely reviewing and revisiting all content material. Self-assessment sections were extra to all chapters and a thesaurus of phrases is integrated on the finish of the booklet. Thinking/discussion issues were prolonged and extra scholar charges incorporated.

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Neighbour, R. 1987: The inner consultation. London: Kluwer Academic Publications. , Tate, P. and Havelock, P. 2003: The new consultation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Stewart, M. 2001: Towards a global definition of patient centred care. British Medical Journal 322, 444–5. S. L. 1976: Doctors talking to patients. London: HMSO. This is one of the ‘classics’ in general practice research and is well worth reading if you are interested in the general practice consultation. C. 1992: Clinical method.

These have included a move towards integrating health and social services in primary care; primary care-led purchasing; a greater accountability of general practice to the NHS; general practice fund-holding; the development of paperless general practice systems, morbidity databases and audit; the development of general practice management; the introduction of the nurse practitioner; and experimentation with different types of integrated community care centres. THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION It appears that primary care, internationally, is being increasingly recognized as central to a good health service and as needing to be supported by secondary and tertiary services rather than being dominated by them.

1 The annual occurrence of common problems in the general population. From Fry, J. and Sandler, G. 1993: Common diseases: their nature, prevalence, and care, 5th edition. Newbury: Petroc Press, p. 7. Reproduced with kind permission from Petroc Press. The ways in which people react when they experience symptoms form part of their illness behaviour. This can be defined as ‘the ways in which given symptoms may be differentially perceived, evaluated and acted upon (or not acted upon) by different kinds of persons’ (Mechanic, 1962).

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