Textbook of Family Medicine 3E
- Author: Mcwhinney, I.R.
- ISBN: 9780195369854
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Highly successful in its first two 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 (thus they become watered-down internal medicine texts), McWhinney defines the principles and practices of family medicine as a separate and distinct field of practice. His initial sections cover the basis principles and philosophies of family medicine and a later section discusses the approach to the patients with common diseases encountered in practice (these discussions not only address these clinical problems, but each is a workshop for incorporating what it means to be a family physician into everyday practice). The new edition is updated throughout with help from a group of reviewers and a new coauthor, Tom Freeman, who is Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at McWhinney's institution, the University of Western Ontario. Contents: Part I; Basic Principles; 1. The Origins of Family Medicine; 2. Principles of Family Medicine; 3. Illness in the Community; 4. A Profile of Family Practice; 5. Philosophical and Scientific Foundations of Family Medicine; 6. Illness, Suffering, and Healing; 7. Doctor-Patient Communication; 8. Clinical Method; 9. The Enhancement of Health and Prevention of Disease; 10. The Family in Health and Disease; Part II; Clinical Problems; 11. Acute Sore Throat; 12. Headache; 13. Fatigue; 14. Hypertension; 15. Diabetes; Part III; The Practice of Family Medicine; 16. Home Care; 17. Records; 18. Consultation and Referral; 19. The Health Professions; 20. The Community Service Network; 21. Alternative, or Complementary Medicine; 22. Practice Management; Part IV; Education and Research; 23. Continuing Self-Education; 24. Research in Family Practice