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Essential Primary Care. Essentials

  • ID: 3615612
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Essential Primary Care aims to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive overview of the clinical problems encountered in primary care. It covers the structure of primary care in the UK, disease prevention and the management of common and important clinical presentations from infancy to old age. Case studies are used in every chapter to illustrate key learning points. The book provides practical advice on how to consult with patients, make sense of their symptoms, explain things to them, and manage their problems.Essential Primary Care:- Is structured in five sections:
– The building blocks of primary care: its structure and connection with secondary care, the consultation, the process of making a diagnosis, prescribing, and ethical issues
– Health promotion
– Common and important presenting problems in roughly chronological order
– Cancer
– Death and palliative care
- Gives advice on how to phrase questions when consulting with patients and how to present information to patients
- Provides advice on how management extends to prescribing – often missing from current textbooks
- Contains case studies within each chapter which reflect the variety of primary care and provide top tips and advice for consulting with patients
- Supported by a companion website at [external URL] featuring MCQs, EMQs, cases and OSCE checklists

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contributors viii

Foreword ix

Preface x

How to use your textbook xi

About the companion website xii

Part 1: The key features of primary care

1 The structure and organisation of primary care 3Andrew Blythe

2 The GP consultation 10Jessica Buchan

3 Making a diagnosis 22Barbara Laue

4 Prescribing 30Andrew Blythe

5 The interface with secondary care 42Sarah Jahfar

6 The everyday ethics of primary care 50Trevor Thompson

Part 2: Healthy living and disease prevention

7 Behaviour change 59Jessica Buchan

8 Alcohol and drug misuse 68Andrew Blythe

9 Preventing cardiovascular disease 77Andrew Blythe

10 Caring for people with learning disabilities 85Andrew Blythe

Part 3: Common presenting problems

11 Tiredness 95Andrew Blythe


12 Child health in primary care 111Jessica Buchan

13 Managing the feverish and ill child in primary care 120Alastair Hay, Lucy Jenkins and Jessica Buchan

14 Managing common conditions in infancy 134Jessica Buchan

15 Managing chronic conditions in childhood 139Lucy Jenkins, Alastair Hay, Matthew Ridd and Jessica Buchan

16 Teenage and young]adult health 147Jessica Buchan and David Kessler

Early adulthood

17 Respiratory tract infections 157Lucy Jenkins

18 Low back pain 163Jessica Buchan

19 Heartburn and dyspepsia 170Jessica Buchan

20 Diarrhoea and rectal bleeding 177Andrew Blythe

21 Common skin conditions 184Matthew Ridd

22 Headache 194Andrew Blythe

23 Fits, faints and funny turns 201Andrew Blythe

24 Depression, anxiety and self]harm 210David Kessler

25 Sexual health and dysuria 219Lucy Jenkins

26 Menstrual problems, contraception and termination of pregnancy 231Jessica Buchan

27 Pregnancy 241Jessica Buchan

28 Domestic violence and abuse 254Gene Feder

Middle and old age

29 Cardiovascular disease 265Andrew Blythe

30 Breathlessness 275Jessica Buchan

31 Joint pains and stiffness 287Andrew Blythe

32 Urinary problems and prostate disease 294Simon Thornton

33 The menopause 302Jessica Buchan

34 Multimorbidity and polypharmacy 307Polly Duncan and Andrew Blythe

35 Falls and fragility fractures 314Andrew Blythe

36 Visual and hearing loss 322Andrew Blythe

37 Dementia 331Andrew Blythe

Part 4: Cancer

38 Spotting patients with cancer 343Andrew Blythe

39 Looking after patients with cancer 352Andrew Blythe

Part 5: Palliative care and death

40 Palliative care and death 361Andrew Blythe

Index 371

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Andrew Blythe
Jessica Buchan
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