For the aspiring or practising GP, the variety of career opportunities has never been greater. Although general practice is extremely demanding and requires a wide range of expertise, adopting the right approach to it can make it highly rewarding. Succeeding as a GP will guide you through the complexities of training, assessment and self-regulation, advise you on coping with the vagaries of partnerships, management and finance, and help you to meet the challenges of medicine in general practice today. Society is changing, patients expectations are changing, and so too are the skills required of a GP. This comprehensive book contains a wealth of information for all those who have embarked on a career in general practice or who are contemplating doing so.
Highlighting the options available for newly qualified GPs, this text helps them decide in what direction they want to go. It provides ideas for GPs looking for fresh direction within the profession or elsewhere and explains what the speciality is all about to those outside, who may be considering joining.
Radcliffe Publishing, 1 Jan 2005 - Medical - 213 pages
This text focuses on the clinical issues of old age, and also legal issues, ethical issues, and demographic statistics. It will be of use to doctors and nurses with an interest in geriatrics and general medicine.
Essential Surgery is a comprehensive and highly illustrated textbook for clinical students as well as a practical manual for junior doctors and those preparing for postgraduate qualifications in surgery. The unique feature of the book is its problem-orientated nature as distinct to the traditional disease-based structure.
Â· explains the pathophysiological basis of surgical diseases and of their management to help bridge the gap between the basic medical sciences and clinical problems Â· adopts a problem-solving rather than a disease-orientated approach to diagnosis and treatment, reflecting current teaching trends which emphasise the full understanding of how a diagnosis is made and why a particular treatment is used Â· includes information about epidemiology, disease prevention and the provision of health care, and tries to relate the community aspects of surgical problems to aetiology, disease prevention and primary care Â· contains outlines of common surgical operations, to enable students and junior doctors to explain operations to patients and to allow them to participate intelligently in the operating department, as well as giving them an understanding of how to prevent complications Â· includes a major section on accident surgery related to the general surgeon
Â· Now with full text online on Student Consult Â· Comprehensively updated in line with the evolution and refinement of surgery over the past few years by an expanded author team and an advisory group of surgical and radiological experts. Â· All line drawings re-presented for greater impact and clarity. Â· All radiological images reviewed and updated. Â· Includes a new chapter on screening. Â· Incorporates all the latest consensus guidelines for managing common disorders.
This portable handbook provides answers for a full range of questions that arise in general practice. Discussions for each condition review diagnosis (including history and examination) and management. A body-systems organization facilitates quick access to information on specific topics.
Offers portable, practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-access format.
Features appendices on drug monitoring, notifiable diseases, and growth charts.
Uses "Alert boxes," helpful hints, and key points throughout.
Offers a new short chapter on haematology; expanded coverage of gynecology, hypertension, asthma and COPD; and new appendices on 'fitness to fly', criteria for driving, and other topics commonly asked of general practitioners.
Features new illustrations, including management flow charts, scans and ECGs.
Incorporates the latest national guidelines for diseases such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes.
Includes additional information on self-help groups for diabetes, miscarriage, and asthma.
Presents a separate section on substance abuse, including discussions on tobacco and alcohol.
This Handbook and the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine between them cover the span of clinical medicine. This new edition has been redesigned and all sections have been completely updated and revised in collaboration with senior clinical readers and a panel of medical students. There are new evidence-based guidelines; blank pages to add local information, notes, updates available via the Internet; and more boxed information to make learning easier. A must for both the student and generalist. Put power in your pocket and keep abreast of the clinical specialties!
NEUROANATOMY: AN ILLUSTRATED COLOR TEXT is a concise, highly illustrated textbook of neuroanatomy that throughout makes clear the relevance of anatomy to clinical neurology. It avoids overburdening the reader with topographical detail that is unnecessary for the medical student. Minimum assumptions are made of existing knowledge of the subject.
Scion Publishing Limited, 2006 - Medical - 325 pages
Using CBT in General Practiceprovides GPs with an overview of the basic principles of CBT and shows how these principles can be applied within a typical 10 minute consultation. The book is written in a user-friendly, interactive and practical style and focuses on realistic ways to make CBT work by helping patients to make positive changes to their lives.
Key features include: * case examples to highlight how the techniques can be applied in practice for patients with particular problems or clinical conditions * problem-solving sections describe how to manage time constraints * a new consultation model that can be used to implement CBT in general practice * overviews of the major clinical psychological conditions that can be treated using CBT
Using CBT in General Practiceuniquely provides the practical advice needed to implement CBT within the time constraints of a busy practice - it is therefore essential reading for all GPs who must now offer CBT as a treatment option. As this is a practical manual and not just a book of theory, it will also appeal to other professionals involved in the management of patients with psychological problems such as practice nurses, health visitors, community psychiatric nurses, practice counsellors and palliative care doctors.
From the foreword: I wish Lee David' s book had been around 20 years ago; because then I could have helped a lot more people and had a lot more fun. I wish every GP would read it; because then they' d be able to help a lot more people and have a lot more fun. Roger Neighbour MA DSc FRCP PRCGP
About the author: Dr Lee David is a GP Trainer and CBT Specialist. She is director of the training organisation, 10 Minute CBT, which provides practical training in using brief “10 Minute CBT” approaches to improve care of both physical and emotional health problems. The training is offered to a wide range of health professionals, including GPs, GP Registrars, nurses, allied health professionals (OTs, physios, speech therapy etc), and occupational health. 10 Minute CBT is designed to be applied flexibly in brief time periods to maximise the effectiveness of a health professional’s routine practice, resulting in improved relationships with patients and more effective outcomes. 10 Minute CBT strategies help develop collaborative relationships and empower patients to take responsibility for understanding and improving their own health, and can be adapted to many different settings. For more information visit: 10minuteCBT.co.uk
Accident and emergency is a demanding and complex area of practice, presenting diverse challenges for patient-centred care. This book is the first UK text that seeks to meet both the professional and clinical needs of emergency nurses, and to provide a detailed overview of the management and delivery of effective care. Research-based and accessibly presented, this major text is the essential resource for all nurses in A&E and critical care, as well as a stimulating textbook for post-registration studies in this dynamic area of practice.
Radcliffe Publishing, 1 Jan 2004 - Psychology - 130 pages
Part 1 - About the difficult consultations with adolescents project; Aim and methods of the project; Case A 'Anne' - The adolescent who will not speak; Organising the material; Part 2 - The Case presentations; Case 1 - Hidden agendas; Case 2 - Aggression; Case 3 - Depression; Case 4 - Getting it right; Case 5 - Confidentiality; Case.
This new text provides a framework for approaching clinical problems in obstetrics and gynecology, in addition to covering the fundamentals of this field. The material is organized into 4 sections: essential background knowledge, gynecology, pregnancy and the puerperium, and problem-solving. Also features 2 color-coded series of thematic boxes summarizing basic information for review and conclusions from research literature.