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Fundamentals of Family Medicine

The Family Medicine Clerkship Textbook

Editors: David, A.K., Phillips, D.M., Scherger, J.E., Fields, S.A. (Eds.)

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Fundamentals of Family Medicine, Third Edition, describes the current approach to common problems in family practice. The book tells how family physicians provide high-quality, comprehensive, and ongoing health care for patients and families, based on current evidence and time-tested methods in clinical practice.

Clinical scenarios that include case studies and questions for group discussion reinforce the book's clinical topics. The clinical scenarios all concern members of the Nelson family- a multigenerational extended family whose members visit the family physician with a variety of health concerns and whose dynamics evolve from chapter to chapter. The discussion questions allow the group to consider both the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of problems such as headache, obstructive airway disease, diabetes mellitus, athletic injuries, domestic violence, care of the dying patient, and the family physicians's role in dealing with terrorist events.

The book is intended to be a reference source for the care of diseases family physicians are likely to see and as the course textbook for medical students in family medicine clerkships in medical school. This book will help health professionals provide up-to-date care for their patients, and will allow students to view clinical issues through the eyes of the family physician.

Fundamentals of Family Medicine, Third Edition, ideally is used as a companion to Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition, edited by Robert B. Taylor et al.

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"This remains the best single "rotation-sized" book for clinical clerks in family practice.  Its size and scope makes it ideal for any student, regardless of whether he or she intends to enter family practice or even a primary care discipline in general. The book's approach provides a unique blend of science and humanism that is a credit to our specialty and a positive influence on all students rotating through a family practice clerkship. Finally, its logical and easy to administer format make it an ideal tool for teachers of family practice to employ."  Doody's Review

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Family Medicine
Book Subtitle
The Family Medicine Clerkship Textbook
Editors
  • A.K. David
  • D.M. Phillips
  • J.E. Scherger
  • S.A. Fields
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21745-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-21745-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-95479-0
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 608
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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