The Art of General Practice

The Art of General Practice

What does it mean to be a GP? This collection of life experiences, anecdotes and suggestions from an experienced GP and GP trainer focuses on the emotional intelligence required to be a great GP.

Author: David Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911510274

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 126

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Primary Care

Primary Care

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners in collaboration with a physician, this popular text builds a solid understanding of the theoretical foundation of nursing practice, while also providing comprehensive patient-care ...

Author: Lynne M Dunphy

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 9780803644946

Category: Medical

Page: 1344

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Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners in collaboration with a physician, this popular text builds a solid understanding of the theoretical foundation of nursing practice, while also providing comprehensive patient-care guidance based on the latest scientific evidence.
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The Challenges of Medical Practice Variations

The Challenges of Medical Practice Variations

In fact, the growing dismay over medical practice variations is sign and symbol of
the pendulum's swing back to a recognition of the art in medicine, and thus a
recognition of the limits of medicine (and, potentially, the limits of the public's ...

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349207817

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Page: 203

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International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics

International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics

PHYSICIAN TO PATIENT . part of every medical practitioner the law implies an
Special Articles . undertaking that he will use an ordinary degree of care and skill
in medical operations , and he is unquestionably TUIE LAW IN ITS RELATIONS ...

Author: Frank Pierce Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047268597

Category: Medicine

Page:

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Categories: Medicine

Biopsychosocial Approaches in Primary Care

Biopsychosocial Approaches in Primary Care

State of the Art and Challenges for the 21st Century Hoyle Leigh. management of
the illness and disease. I believe that this integration would be best achieved
through the development of an interdisciplinary discipline within medicine that ...

Author: Hoyle Leigh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461559573

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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ST MEDICINE IN A CHANGING UNIVERSE AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE 21 CENTURY Hoyle Leigh, M. D. I Professor ofPsychiatry San Francisco, University ofCalifornia, and Fresno VAMedical Center INTRODUCTION During my lifetime, the universe has changed beyond recognition. The universe into 111 which I was born, in the first halfofthe 20 century, was still infinite, permanent, orderly, and tranquil --- a universe that worked like a masterfully constructed clock. Matter and energy followed Newton's lawsofconservation. Shortly after my birth, Hiroshima proved, with a big bang, that matter was no longer permanent, everything was relative. Einstein had also shown thateverything that happened was local, that is, there was an event horizon beyond which no information could reach as nothing can travel faster than light. When I was growing up, the moon was for lovers, and going there was an impossible dream. Cosmologically, the Big Bang theory that postulates that the universe was born out ofan explosion some 10-15 billion years ago from a primordial point won over steady state. Ithas been expanding ever since, although the ultimate fateofthe universe is still unknown whetherit will keep on expanding resulting in aperpetual stateofheat death, or will at some point startcontracting, resulting in a big crunch ofgravitational collapse ending in a single black hole out ofspace, time, and existence. Quantum theory has defeated even Einstein's genius and proven that God indeed plays dice.
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From General Practice to Primary Care

From General Practice to Primary Care

Another Professor, gynaecologist James Owen Drife, reports how his wife (a
general practitioner) has taken up learning Russian as light relief from the
bureaucracy of general practice, and how his experience of being managed
makes him ...

Author: Steve Iliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199214506

Category: Medical

Page: 233

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Anxiety about medicine becoming impersonal and mechanised permeates the NHS. This is particularly prevalent in general practice, as plans for massive policlinics are revealed and payment systems shift seemingly inexorably towards incentives and targets. The ethos of family medicine, which places so much stress on continuity of care, psychosocial understanding of illness, and the careful management of doubt, is challenged by guidelines, governance, qualityframeworks, and patient satisfaction surveys. General practice is being industrialized into primary care, or so it can seem. This book explores the origins of industrialization, why it is being implemented by government policy, and what it offers both patients and staff. Are thereboth benefits and disadvantages? Finally, how should those working in the community work with the changes to offer the best possible quality of health care?
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The Exceptional Potential of General Practice

The Exceptional Potential of General Practice

Making a Difference in Primary Care Graham Watt. demands high-quality GP
graduates. The social medicine modules furnish trainees with the knowledge and
attitudinal skills to overcome stigma, address health inequalities, understand ...

Author: Graham Watt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429764592

Category: Medical

Page: 275

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This innovative and timely book draws on pioneering precedents, basic principles, current examples and international experience to capture the narratives, examples and ideas that underlie and demonstrate the exceptional potential of general practice: "If health care is not at is best where it is needed most, health inequalities will widen." "The unworried unwell are not hard to reach but they are easy to ignore and are often ignored." "With patient contact, population coverage, continuity, coordination, flexibility, long term relationships and trust, general practices are the natural hubs of local health systems." "... practitioners ... are not only scientists but also responsible citizens and if they did not raise their voice who else should?" Written for family doctors looking to strengthen local collaboration, it brings together the traditional strengths of consultations, caring, continuity, coordination and coverage with the current and future challenges of building capacity, community, creativity, consistency, collegiality and campaigning. It highlights the critical importance of working with patients, maximising the use of serial encounters, integrating care, joint working between practices, social prescribing, community development and advocacy based on patient and practitioner experience. Drawing on the highly-regarded work of Deep End GPs serving the poorest communities in Scotland ̶ www.gla.ac.uk/deepend ̶ the book is an invaluable handbook for all primary care doctors, irrespective of health care system or country, seeking to provide unconditional continuity of personalised care for all patients, whatever problem or combination of problems a patient may have.
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Ethics in General Practice

Ethics in General Practice

With purity and holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art . I will not cut
persons labouring under the stone , but will leave this to be done by men who are
practitioners of this work . Into whatever houses I enter , I will go into them for the
 ...

Author: Ann Orme-Smith

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857753283

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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A working understanding of medical ethics is becoming ever more important to all practising doctors. There are many ethical issues which present, often unexpectedly, to healthcare professionals which can seem impossible to resolve. This is an introductory text for everyday general practice. Key issues and relevant legal aspects are illustrated with examples and case histories, and the book is structured so particular topics can be found with ease. For added benefit, chapters have pointers for further reflection and analysis, references to journal articles and useful reading lists. The book can be used as a resource for group discussion or by individual general practitioners including GP registrars and their trainers.
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The Foundations of Primary Care

The Foundations of Primary Care

Ian McWhinney, in a discussion with the academic staff from the Department of
General Practice at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, put it this way: You
could say that the whole question, 'Is it an art or is it a science?' is an old ...

Author: Joachim P. Sturmberg

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846190810

Category: Medical

Page: 217

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"This ground-breaking book encourages a re-focus on the subjective and social nature of health and illness. It helps healthcare professionals find fresh perspectives to assist patients, many of whom are threatened by and lost in a healthcare system dominated by diseases and procedures. The book takes a whole systems approach to primary care, incorporating new developments, social aspects, critical discourse, international perspectives, and the history and philosophy of medicine. It is a stimulating and inspiring read for general practitioners and other primary healthcare professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, healthcare educators, academics, and primary care researchers. Healthcare policy makers and shapers will value its lucid account of complex issues."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
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A History of the Royal College of General Practitioners

A History of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Medical education and the general practitioner. Practitioner, 176, 66–78 ...
Hughes, D.M. (1958). Twenty-five years in country practice. Practitioner, 180, 93–
105; J. Coll. Gen. Practit., 1, 5–22 5. Abercrombie, G. F. (1959). The art of
consultation.

Author: John Fry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401159159

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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John P. Horder, President, 1980-82 The first 30 years of the College have been an exciting experience for those most closely involved. Some have already passed on, but this account has been written soon enough for many of the actors to be historians. Future members of the College will be grateful to them for what they have written, as well as for what they did as a remarkably determined and harmonious team. Students of twentieth century medicine in this country will also be grateful for a first-hand account of the development of an institution which has been closely associated with, and partly responsible for, important changes in medical care and education. Those who read these pages may wonder how the builders of this young College could have found time to do much general practice. They did. The three editors of this history, which covers 25 years, and the general practitioner members of the Steering Committee all ran large practices, in which they worked very hard throughout that time. Most of their work for the College was done during off-duty hours, weekends and holidays. The College could not have developed as it did, had they not been personally concerned with the practical problems and needs of clinical medicine. This is also true of many of the contributors. It is impossible to mention everyone who deserves credit. The editors hope that they may be forgiven for any serious omissions.
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A Textbook of General Practice Second Edition

A Textbook of General Practice Second Edition

Increasingly in general practice, patients with continuing problems may be
managed by several healthcare professionals working in primary or secondary
care. When a GP ... referrals, the art of letter writing will continue to be an
important skill.

Author: Patrick White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340810521

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Aimed at medical students and junior doctors, A Textbook of General Practice 2e incorporates the essential information that a student needs to know and understand about general practice and being a general practitioner. The learning style of the book is based on experiential and reflective principles in keeping with modern educative theory and practice. It addresses changes in the curriculum and provides guidance on practical skills, the theory of providing good medicine and the larger considerations of encouraging life long learning and professional development. This is a relatively new approach, in line with the GMCs recommendations and the MRCGP exams. The new edition builds on the successful formula of the first, by thoroughly reviewing and revising all content. Self-assessment sections have been added to all chapters and a glossary of terms is included at the end of the book. Thinking/discussion points have been extended and additional student quotes included.
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The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care 1870 1970

The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care  1870 1970

Medicine. and. the. art. of. living. Writing in the Lancet in February 1958, Max
Clyne, a Leipzig born general practitioner working in Southall, West London,
recounted his treatment of a case of abdominal pain in a 5-year-old girl.1 Clyne's
article ...

Author: Rhodri Hayward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780937199

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain over the last two centuries and it demonstrates how these changes were rooted in transformed patterns of medical care. The shifts from private medicine through to National Insurance and the National Health Service fostered different kinds of relationship between doctor and patient and different understandings of psychological distress. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain examines these transformations and, in so doing, provides new critical insights into our modern sense of identity and changing notions of health that will be of great value to anyone interested in the modern history of British medicine.
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The Study Guide for General Practice Training

The Study Guide for General Practice Training

General practice is about people , their thoughts , feelings , cultures and
relationships . This get from medical textbooks ... Lane K ( 1992 ) The Longest Art
. Royal College of General Practitioners , London . Pringle M ( 1998 ) Core
Values in ...

Author: Tim Swanwick

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857758323

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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This guide is intended for individuals training in general practice as well as for their trainers, tutors and educational supervisors. It outlines the content and process of learning in general practice and contains an extensive reading list of resources appropriate to each section.
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Essential Statistics for Medical Practice

Essential Statistics for Medical Practice

Acknowledgements Miss Nightingale's mastery of the art of marshalling facts to
logical conclusions was recognised by her election in 1858 as a member of the
Statistical Society . I would like to thank the editor of the British Journal of General
 ...

Author: D.G. Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351080354

Category: Mathematics

Page: 239

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A firm understanding of the basic statistical methods used in current medical literature is now essential for medical practice, as research papers have become increasingly statistical in nature. This book has a unique, case-study approach, starting with six actual research papers showing which statistical methods were used and how the results were obtained. It will enable the medical professional to understand the methods in an easy and accessible way.
Categories: Mathematics

The Business of Medical Practice

The Business of Medical Practice

The legislation identifies health services such as lab work, radiology, magnetic
resonance imaging, ultrasound, home health services, durable medical
equipment, computerized axial tomography, and hospital services. I Section 501c
(3) of the ...

Author: David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105769

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Praise for the previous edition: "This comprehensive multi-authored text contains over 450 pages of highly specific and well-documented information that will be interest to physicians in private practice, academics, and in medical management. . . [Chapters are] readable, concise yet complete, and well developed. I could have used a book like this in the past, I will certainly refer to it frequently now." 4 stars Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA American College of Physician Executives Does Health 2.0 enhance or detract from traditional medical care delivery, and can private practice business models survive? How does transparent business information and reimbursement data impact the modern competitive healthcare scene? How are medical practices, clinics, and physicians evolving as a result of rapid health- and non-health-related technology change? Does transparent quality information affect the private practice ecosystem? Answering these questions and more, this newly updated and revised edition is an essential tool for doctors, nurses, and healthcare administrators; management and business consultants; accountants; and medical, dental, business, and healthcare administration graduate and doctoral students. Written in plain language using nontechnical jargon, the text presents a progressive discussion of management and operation strategies. It incorporates prose, news reports, and regulatory and academic perspectives with Health 2.0 examples, and blog and internet links, as well as charts, tables, diagrams, and Web site references, resulting in an all-encompassing resource. It integrates various medical practice business disciplines-from finance and economics to marketing to the strategic management sciences-to improve patient outcomes and achieve best practices in the healthcare administration field. With contributions by a world-class team of expert authors, the third edition covers brand-new information, including: The impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the healthcare industry Internal office controls for preventing fraud and abuse Physician compensation with pay-for-performance trend analysis Healthcare marketing, advertising, CRM, and public relations eMRs, mobile IT systems, medical devices, and cloud computing and much more!
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Low Back Pain An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice E Book

Low Back Pain  An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice   E Book

Fear-avoidance and its consequences in chronic musculoskeletal pain: a state of
the art. Pain 2000;85(3):317–32. Linton SJ ... patients with an acute attack of low
back pain in a general practice setting. Spine 1995;20(4): 478. Crombez G ...

Author: Eron G. Manusov

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455747580

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Low back pain is one of the most common problems and leading causes of disability. This issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice focuses on the burden of low back pain from diagnosis to treatment options and prevention with topics that include: surgical intervention, disability and low back pain: evaluation and determination, complementary and alternative medicine treatments, and interventional and non-interventional treatment of low back pain.
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Family Oriented Primary Care

Family Oriented Primary Care

A practitioner may be drawn initially to primary care because his or her
upbringing has resulted in a highly developed sense of responsibility and
altruism ... This early family training can be useful to the clinician interested in the
art of medicine.

Author: Susan H. McDaniel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387263101

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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The first edition helped bring the family approach to health care into the medical mainstream. This new edition, like the first, provides health care professionals with a practical guide to working with and treating both the individual patient and the family. Tackling challenging and emerging issues, such as AIDS and the family, race and gender, child abuse and domestic violence in addition to pregnancy, child behavior and chronic illness, this volume is sure to be an indispensable guide for primary care providers.
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Primary Care for the Physical Therapist E Book

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist   E Book

An excellent chapter has been added that provides a health and wellness
perspective to therapists and the provision of primary care services. In addition, a
concise presentation of screening for selected medical conditions that could
warrant ...

Author: William G. Boissonnault

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437715439

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource. Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data. Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it. Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions. A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care. Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance. New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population. Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice. Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place. Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.
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Handbook of Concierge Medical Practice Design

Handbook of Concierge Medical Practice Design

In essence, consultants bring valuable general and specific experience and
boutique firms often bring subject matter ... resourceful, and well trained, but they
don't know anything about your medical practice, the art of running a practice, ...

Author: Maria K. Todd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466568181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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In concierge medicine, physicians develop amenities-rich membership programs and collect a monthly or annual membership fee to pay for the amenities in addition to the medical services rendered. Handbook of Concierge Medical Practice Design examines the many considerations physicians must make prior to transitioning their practices into concierge services. Maria K. Todd, a recognized expert in concierge medicine, branding, consulting, healthcare, marketing, medical tourism, planning, and physician practice administration, explains how to set up a concierge practice. She describes how this new business model affects workflow and outlines financial considerations—including managed care payer relations, the hybrid practice, and predictive modeling—to uncover the hidden factors that affect bottom-line performance. The book supplies readers with models for creating a business plan and a strategy for transforming a practice into a concierge practice. It concludes by covering the legal aspects of creating a concierge practice. It includes patient acquisition and retention strategies as well as detailed plans for adding additional doctors and physician extenders, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The book provides sample employment contracts and advice on how to select and work with consultants. It includes chapters on business process re-engineering, workflow management, financial considerations, competitive analysis, developing a business plan, and how to market the new practice.
Categories: Business & Economics

Annals of Medical Practice

Annals of Medical Practice

From this complete book of reference of this im- enumeration it will be seen that
the portant and rather neglected branch volume comprises everything pertainof
medicine . The first volume bas ing to surgical art excepting gynæ717 pages and
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069867417

Category: Children

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Categories: Children