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Primary care clinics in office practice

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Vol 23, 1996 - Vol 33, 2006.
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Elsevier
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Vol 23, 1996 - Vol 33, 2006.
Publication Frequency
Quarterly
ISSN
1558-299X
Specialty
Family Practice
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e-Journal
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Essential Medical Facts Every Clinician Should Know : To Prevent Medical Errors, Pass Board Examinations and Provide Informed Patient Care

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by Robert B. Taylor. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Taylor, Robert B
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by Robert B. Taylor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9781441978745
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Care
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
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e-Book
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The clinician's guide to medical writing

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by Robert B. Taylor. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2005.
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Taylor, Robert B
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by Robert B. Taylor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2005
ISBN
9780387270241
Subjects (MeSH)
Writing - standards
Publishing
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
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e-Book
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Improving Patient Treatment Adherence : A Clinician's Guide

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edited by Hayden Bosworth. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2010.
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Bosworth, Hayden
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edited by Hayden Bosworth
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9781441958662
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Compliance
Treatment Refusal
Patient Education as Topic
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
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e-Book
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Health Communication

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by Richard K. Thomas. --Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media , c2006.
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Thomas, Richard K
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by Richard K. Thomas
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2006
ISBN
9780387261164
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Communication
Professional-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
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e-Book
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Medical Malpractice : A Physician's Sourcebook

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edited by Richard E. Anderson. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2005.
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Anderson, Richard E
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edited by Richard E. Anderson
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2005
ISBN
9781592598458
Subjects (MeSH)
Malpractice
Subjects (LCSH)
Law
Practice of medicine
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e-Book
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The Physician Scientist's Career Guide

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by Mark J. Eisenberg. --Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Eisenberg, Mark J
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by Mark J. Eisenberg
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9781603279086
Subjects (MeSH)
Career Choice
Biomedical Research
Vocational Guidance
Subjects (LCSH)
Biomedical research
Practice of medicine
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e-Book
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Academic medicine : a guide for clinicians

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Taylor, Robert B. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2006.
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Halifax Infirmary: v. 64, 1989 - v. 71(1-3, 5-12), 1996.
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Online
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Taylor, Robert B
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2006
Holdings
Halifax Infirmary: v. 64, 1989 - v. 71(1-3, 5-12), 1996.
ISBN
9780387344508
ISSN
1040-2446
Subjects (MeSH)
Career Choice
Education, Medical
Faculty, Medical
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical Education
Practice of medicine
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e-Book
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Dermatoethics : Contemporary Ethics and Professionalism in Dermatology

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Lionel Bercovitch, Clifford Perlis. --London: Springer , c2012.
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There has been a sea-change in dermatology in the last three decades. Electronic communication, social networking, healthcare reform, the changing reimbursement scene, consumerism and the business of medicine, cosmetic dermatology and medical spas, and advances in genetic technology, all give rise to new ethical concerns. These developments combined with the frailties of human nature, to which physicians are not exempt, underscore the need for ongoing teaching and dialogue on contemporary issue…
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Bercovitch, Lionel
Perlis, Clifford
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Lionel Bercovitch, Clifford Perlis
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 246 p. : 2 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447121916
Subjects (MeSH)
Dermatology - ethics
Ethics, Medical - Case Reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Dermatology
Practice of medicine
Medical ethics
Abstract
There has been a sea-change in dermatology in the last three decades. Electronic communication, social networking, healthcare reform, the changing reimbursement scene, consumerism and the business of medicine, cosmetic dermatology and medical spas, and advances in genetic technology, all give rise to new ethical concerns. These developments combined with the frailties of human nature, to which physicians are not exempt, underscore the need for ongoing teaching and dialogue on contemporary issues in dermatologic ethics and professionalism. The public, accrediting organizations, and physicians themselves recognize the need for training resources in dermatology ethics and professionalism. Dermatoethics; Contemporary Ethics and Professionalism in Dermatology represents an analysis of real-life case scenarios that is both practical and scholarly. Each chapter deals with a specific topic by presenting one or more case vignettes pertinent to that topic. These topics are relevant for those teaching in ethics, dermatology trainees and practicing dermatologists in academia. The vignettes are followed by a detailed analysis by the chapter author identifying relevant contemporary trends as well as pertinent ethical principles. This book is readable, contemporary, and thought-provoking, yet scholarly and authoritative.
Contents
INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER -- Basics of bioethics and ethical analysis -- Codes of professional ethics -- CLINICAL ETHICS -- Medical errors -- Refusal of treatment -- Care of minors -- Privacy and confidentiality -- Electronic communications and teledermatology-ethics in cyberdermatology -- Unsolicited diagnosis -- Fictional illness and psychodermatology -- RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS -- Human subjects research and IRBs in dermatology -- Ethical issues in dermatologic genetics-genetic testing, gene patents -- Publication ethics- Ethical issues for writers, editors, and reviewers -- SUBSPECIALTY ETHICAL ISSUES -- Ethical issues in surgical dermatology -- Ethical issues in cosmetic dermatology, including office dispensing, advertising and promotion, ethics of medispas, the dermatologist as entrepreneur -- Ethical issues in dermatopathology -- Ethical issues in industrial dermatology and contact dermatitis -- PROFESSIONAL ETHICS -- Ethical Issues in Specialty Training including: relationship to faculty and patients, the residency match, trainee-industry relationships -- Lying for patients, "gaming the system" and other challenges to honesty -- Professional boundaries -- The impaired or incompetent dermatologist -- Gifts to physicians -- Conflicts of interest and dual loyalties -- Dermatologist-Industry relationships -- Access to care and manpower issues.
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Physicians' Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and Leadership Opportunities

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Richard D. Urman, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their medical training and expertise to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their goals are diverse: Explore consulting as a way to improve patient care; Lay the foundation for a career in academic medicine; Provide leadership in healthcare; Strengthen ties between a clinic and the community; Broaden one's experience as a medical student; As a journalist or writer, open a window onto medicine for non-experts. Some physicians will pursue another deg…
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Urman, Richard D
Ehrenfeld, Jesse M
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Richard D. Urman, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 385 p. : 71 ill., 57 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461405511
Subjects (MeSH)
Career Choice
Vocational Guidance
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Abstract
Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their medical training and expertise to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their goals are diverse: Explore consulting as a way to improve patient care; Lay the foundation for a career in academic medicine; Provide leadership in healthcare; Strengthen ties between a clinic and the community; Broaden one's experience as a medical student; As a journalist or writer, open a window onto medicine for non-experts. Some physicians will pursue another degree, while others may not, in anticipation of moving into public service, business, education, law, or organized medicine. Their common ground is the desire to enhance their professional fulfillment. Drs. Urman and Ehrenfeld's book features individual chapters on the wide array of non-traditional careers for physicians, each one written by an outstanding leader in medicine who him- or herself has successfully forged a unique career path. A final chapter brings together fascinating brief profiles "case studies" of physicians who have distinguished themselves professionally outside of traditional settings. Suitable for readers at any point in their medical career–practitioners, fellows, residents, and medical students–who want to explore possibilities beyond traditional medical practice, the book also sets out common-sense advice on topics such as work-life balance, mentorship, and the relationship between personality and job satisfaction.
Contents
Part I. How to Choose a Balanced Career Path -- Ch. 1. Changing Landscape of Career Opportunities in Medicine in the 21st Century: A Brave New World -- Ch. 2. Personality Type and Job Satisfaction -- Ch. 3. Career Decision Making in Medicine: Practical Approaches -- Ch. 4. Work-Life Balance -- Ch. 5. Avoiding Physician Burnout -- Ch. 6. Combined Degree Opportunities -- Ch. 7. Finding Fulfillment Outside of Medicine -- Part II. Business, Consulting, and Industry -- Ch. 8. Managerial Development -- Ch. 9. The Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry -- Ch. 10. Healthcare Consulting -- Ch. 11. Physicians in Management -- Ch. 12. Physicians and Entrepreneurship -- Part III. Medicine at the Macro Level: Public Health, Global Health, and Public Policy -- Ch. 13. Public Health -- Ch. 14. Public Policy and Public Administration -- Ch. 15. Global Health -- Part IV. Academia -- Ch. 16. Careers in Academic Research -- Ch. 17. Careers in Medical Education -- Ch. 18. Medical School Deans and Other Senior Administrative Officers -- Part V. Law, Advocacy, and Public Service -- Ch. 19. Legal Careers in Medicine -- Ch. 20. Additional Opportunities in the Legal Field and Applying to Law School -- Ch. 21. Politics and Legislative Advocacy -- Ch. 22. Organized Medicine -- Ch. 23. Physician Opportunities in the United States Uniformed/Military Services -- Part VI. Social Sciences, Journalism, Architecture, and the Arts -- Ch. 24. MD-PhD in the Social Sciences -- Ch. 25. Journalism, Publishing and Writing -- Ch. 26. A Different Angle: Physician and Architect -- Ch. 27. Enriching Your Career through the Arts -- Part VII. Patient Safety, Ethics, and Additional Career Pathways -- Ch. 28. Patient Safety -- Ch. 29. Bioethics -- Ch. 30. Spirituality and Medicine -- Ch. 31. Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- Ch. 32. Volunteering in Your Community: Think Globally, Act Locally -- Part VIII. Real-life Stories -- Ch. 33. Leaders in the Successful Pursuit of Non-Traditional Careers in Medicine.
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Principles of Research Methodology : A Guide for Clinical Investigators

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Phyllis G. Supino, Jeffrey S. Borer, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators is the definitive, comprehensive guide to understanding and performing clinical research. Designed for medical students, physicians, basic scientists involved in translational research, and other health professionals, this indispensable reference also addresses the unique challenges and demands of clinical research and offers clear guidance in becoming a more successful member of a medical research team and critical reader o…
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Supino, Phyllis G.
Borer, Jeffrey S.
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Phyllis G. Supino, Jeffrey S. Borer, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 276 p. : 55 ill.)
ISBN
9781461433606
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Research - methods
Clinical Trials as Topic
Research Design
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Research
Abstract
Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators is the definitive, comprehensive guide to understanding and performing clinical research. Designed for medical students, physicians, basic scientists involved in translational research, and other health professionals, this indispensable reference also addresses the unique challenges and demands of clinical research and offers clear guidance in becoming a more successful member of a medical research team and critical reader of the medical research literature. The book covers the entire research process, beginning with the conception of the research problem to publication of findings. Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators comprehensively and concisely presents concepts in a manner that is relevant and engaging to read. The text combines theory and practical application to familiarize the reader with the logic of research design and hypothesis construction, the importance of research planning, the ethical basis of human subjects research, the basics of writing a clinical research protocol and scientific paper, the logic and techniques of data generation and management, and the fundamentals and implications of various sampling techniques and alternative statistical methodologies. Organized in thirteen easy to read chapters, the text emphasizes the importance of clearly-defined research questions and well-constructed hypothesis (reinforced throughout the various chapters) for informing methods and in guiding data interpretation. Written by prominent medical scientists and methodologists who have extensive personal experience in biomedical investigation and in teaching key aspects of research methodology to medical students, physicians and other health professionals, the authors expertly integrate theory with examples and employ language that is clear and useful for a general medical audience. A major contribution to the methodology literature, Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators is an authoritative resource for all individuals who perform research, plan to perform it, or wish to understand it better.
Contents
Overview of the Research Process -- Developing a Research Problem -- The Research Hypothesis: Role and Construction -- Design and Interpretation of Observational Studies: Cohort, Case-Control and Cross-Sectional Designs -- Fundamental Issues in Evaluating the Impact of Interventions: Sources and Control of Bias -- Protocol Development and Preparation for a Clinical Trial -- Data Collection and Management in Clinical Research -- Constructing and Evaluating Self Report Measures -- Selecting and Evaluating Secondary Data: The Role of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis -- Sampling Methodology: Implications for Drawing Conclusions from Clinical Research Findings -- Introductory Statistics in Medical Research -- Ethical Issues in Clinical Research -- How to Prepare a Scientific Paper.
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Cardiology in Family Practice : A Practical Guide

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Steven Hollenberg, Stephen Heitner. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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The second edition of Cardiology In Family Practice: A Practical Guide offers a clear description of state-of-the-art approaches to cardiovascular illnesses specifically tailored for family physicians and primary care practitioners. Comprehensively updated from the first edition in 2006, this revision includes discussion of: stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, hypertension, congestive heart failure, valvular disease, pericardial diseases, prevention of bacterial endocarditis, …
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Hollenberg, Steven
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Heitner, Stephen
Responsibility
Steven Hollenberg, Stephen Heitner
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 159 p. : 18 ill., 9 ill. in color)
Series Title
Current clinical practice
ISBN
9781617793851
Subjects (MeSH)
Family Practice
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine
Cardiology
Abstract
The second edition of Cardiology In Family Practice: A Practical Guide offers a clear description of state-of-the-art approaches to cardiovascular illnesses specifically tailored for family physicians and primary care practitioners. Comprehensively updated from the first edition in 2006, this revision includes discussion of: stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, hypertension, congestive heart failure, valvular disease, pericardial diseases, prevention of bacterial endocarditis, hyperlipidemia. Containing illustrations and ECGs and written in an easy-to-read format and emphasizing practical techniques for evaluation and treatment, Cardiology in Family Practice, second edition, remains a concise and useful summary of the most important medical and scientific cardiovascular topics for the primary care environment.
Contents
Stable Angina -- Acute Coronary Syndromes -- Arrhythmias -- Hypertension -- Congestive Heart Failure -- Valvular Disease -- Pericardial Disease -- Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis -- Hyperlipidemia.
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Making Computerized Provider Order Entry Work

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Philip A. Smith. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Making Computerized Provider Order Entry Work is neither a scientific reference guide into medical informatics nor a book on theory or a summary of research studies in the field, but rather it is a practical guide to visioning and executing successful automation of physician workflow in the hospital environment. This adaptation of workflow is the work of a team, with leadership, clear vision, dedication, commitment, external drivers, experience, and the tireless work of those before us in this …
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Smith, Philip A
Responsibility
Philip A. Smith
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 193 p. : 14 ill., 10 ill. in color)
Series Title
Health information technology standards
ISBN
9781447142430
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Informatics Applications
Medical Order Entry Systems - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Medical records - Data processing
Abstract
Making Computerized Provider Order Entry Work is neither a scientific reference guide into medical informatics nor a book on theory or a summary of research studies in the field, but rather it is a practical guide to visioning and executing successful automation of physician workflow in the hospital environment. This adaptation of workflow is the work of a team, with leadership, clear vision, dedication, commitment, external drivers, experience, and the tireless work of those before us in this industry, who have paved the way with both successes and failure. Throughout the book, the author shares hard lessons-learned and guides the reader through the early warning signs that will help avoid the pitfalls. As systems progress, and the regulatory environments change, there will be new challenges and opportunities that will confront those setting up automated physician workflows. However, this book highlights and discusses all of the principles involved such as vision, leadership, project management and change management, which will always need to be incorporated to ensure project success. As such this book will be an important reference for anyone involved in the setting up or use of such systems from the physicians and medical professionals themselves through the medical informaticist to health system executives and other decision makers.
Contents
Why the Concern for CPOE Now? -- Vision: How You Start -- Leadership and Governance -- Project Management Key Opportunites -- Change Management -- CPOE Change Readiness Assessment -- Building Momentum -- Avoiding Common Pitfalls -- Implementation -- Stabilization and Optimization -- Putting It All Together -- Appendix A: Roles and Responsibilities of CPOE Champions -- Appendix B: Example of Knowledge Transfer Agreement -- Appendix C: Employee Retention Plan -- Glossary -- Index.
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Objective structured clinical examinations : 10 steps to planning and implementing OSCEs and other standardized patient exercises

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Sondra Zabar, Elizabeth Kachur, Adina Kalet ... [et al.], editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and other exercises that utilize standardized patients (SPs) can simulate actual clinician-patient encounters with great impact. They are one of the most effective methods for training and assessing competencies across undergraduate, (post)graduate, and continuing health professions education. However, organizing such programs requires strong leadership and the collaboration of many key individuals for planning and implementation. This book, O…
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Zabar, Sondra
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Sondra Zabar, Elizabeth Kachur, Adina Kalet ... [et al.], editors
Alternate Title
OSCE
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 90 p. : 16 ill., 1 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461437499
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Competence
Clinical Medicine
Medical History Taking
Patient Simulation
Test Taking Skills
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Internal medicine
Abstract
Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and other exercises that utilize standardized patients (SPs) can simulate actual clinician-patient encounters with great impact. They are one of the most effective methods for training and assessing competencies across undergraduate, (post)graduate, and continuing health professions education. However, organizing such programs requires strong leadership and the collaboration of many key individuals for planning and implementation. This book, Objective Structured Clinical Exams: 10 Steps to Planning and Implementing OSCEs and other Standardized Patient Exercises, serves as a comprehensive how-to manual and addresses the need for best practice guidelines. It contains a review of relevant literature, pointers for designing OSCE cases, tips on recruiting and training standardized patients, and it describes innovative uses of standardized patients for remediation and assessment in clinical settings. Charts, graphs, and sample forms are included to make this a singular resource for any educator interested in creating or improving OSCEs and other standardized patient programs.
Contents
PART 1: INTRODUCTION -- Organizing OSCEs (and Other SP Exercises) in Ten Steps -- Remediation of Learners Who Perform Poorly on an OSCE -- Unannounced Standardized Patients -- APPENDICES -- References -- Index.
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Transparent Communication of Health Risks : Overcoming Cultural Differences

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Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Mirta Galesic, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Recent research in health decision making has shown that many patients, even those with a college education, have difficulties grasping a host of numerical concepts, including percentages and probabilities. Yet, basic numeracy and graph literacy are essential for understanding information relevant to making decisions about health, such as the incidence and prevalence of different diseases, risk reductions from medical screenings and treatments, and risk increases from side effects of treatments…
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Garcia-Retamero, Rocio
Galesic, Mirta
Responsibility
Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Mirta Galesic, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 269 p. : 55 ill.)
ISBN
9781461443582
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication
Cultural Diversity
Decision Making
Health Literacy
Patient Education as Topic
Professional-Patient Relations
Risk Factors
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Public health
Abstract
Recent research in health decision making has shown that many patients, even those with a college education, have difficulties grasping a host of numerical concepts, including percentages and probabilities. Yet, basic numeracy and graph literacy are essential for understanding information relevant to making decisions about health, such as the incidence and prevalence of different diseases, risk reductions from medical screenings and treatments, and risk increases from side effects of treatments and unhealthy behaviors. Patients who have problems understanding such numerical concepts are often prone to errors in risk perception and medical choices. Importantly, informed medical decision making, heavily reinforced these days by the legal requirement for informed consent, depends critically on communication of quantitative medical information. Meeting the challenge of effectively communicating medical information to patients with different levels of numeracy and graph literacy has become more important than ever. Transparent Communication of Health Risks describes a series of cross-cultural studies investigating how people in countries with different medical and educational systems understand numerical and graphical information, what they know about existing medical treatments and screenings, which presentation formats help them better understand the relevant information, and how they use the data to make medical decisions. Focusing on the careful measurement of necessary knowledge and skills, the book also includes validated numeracy and graph literacy scales in English, Spanish, and German. Some of the topics covered in the book are: numeracy and graph literacy for health; measuring risk comprehension in educated samples; communicating information about medical treatment and screening; reducing the effect of framed messages about health; the effect of individual differences on shared decision making; and transparent health information in the media. Transparent Communication of Health Risks emphasizes the importance and value of working toward the development of tailored risk communication interventions and clarifies the tasks ahead for health psychologists, public health professionals, pharmaceutical and medical education companies, medical physicists, and nurses.
Contents
1. Introduction: Transparent Communication in a Globalized World -- Part I: Cultural Differences in the Understanding of Health-Related Risks -- 2. Statistical Numeracy for Health -- 3. How to Measure Risk Comprehension in Educated Samples -- 4. Graph Literacy for Health -- 5. Public Knowledge of Benefits of Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening -- 6. Symptom Recognition of Heart Attack and Stroke -- Part II: Transparent Communication of Health-Related Risks Across Cultures -- 7. Communicating Information About Preventive Medical Treatments and Screenings -- 8. Helping People Memorize Consequences of Risky Behaviors -- 9. Improving the Understanding of Treatment Risk Reduction -- 10. Reducing Denominator Neglect -- 11. Reducing the Effect of Framed Messages About Health -- Part III: Overcoming Cultural Differences in Decision Making About Health -- 12. Transparent Health Information in the Media -- 13. On the Effect of Individual Differences on Shared Decision Making -- Part IV: Conclusions and Appendix -- 14. Guidelines for Transparent Communication in a Globalized World -- 15. Appendix: Numeracy and Graph Literacy Scales.
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The new public health and STD/HIV prevention : personal, public and health systems approaches

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Sevgi O. Aral, Kevin A. Fenton, Judith A. Lipshutz, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Despite effective approaches to prevention, STD and HIV infection rates remain fairly constant. Targeting, implementation, and monitoring of interventions have posed widespread problems, and the recent spate of cuts to prevention budgets has made these roadblocks even more challenging. It is clear that working in sexual health requires both a deeper understanding of STI/HIV epidemiology and an ongoing quest for up-to-date, realistic prevention strategies. The New Public Health and STD/HIV Prev…
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Aral, Sevgi O
Fenton, Kevin A
Lipshutz, Judith A
Responsibility
Sevgi O. Aral, Kevin A. Fenton, Judith A. Lipshutz, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 439 p. : 60 ill., 29 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461445265
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV Infections - prevention & control
Health Promotion
Preventive Health Services - methods
Sex Education
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Practice of medicine
Abstract
Despite effective approaches to prevention, STD and HIV infection rates remain fairly constant. Targeting, implementation, and monitoring of interventions have posed widespread problems, and the recent spate of cuts to prevention budgets has made these roadblocks even more challenging. It is clear that working in sexual health requires both a deeper understanding of STI/HIV epidemiology and an ongoing quest for up-to-date, realistic prevention strategies. The New Public Health and STD/HIV Prevention offers readers leading-edge access to both. Focusing on social determinants of sexual health, at-risk populations, critical factors in approaches to prevention, and reviews of new research, this authoritative volume explores areas as varied as HPV prevention, technology-based interventions, migration as a factor in disease transmission, and competencies key to effective leadership in the field. Dispatches from the frontlines of theory, research, and practice in the U.S. and abroad include: Personal risk, public impact: balancing individual rights and STD/HIV prevention. Distribution of prevention resources and its impact on sexual health. Prevention measures in diverse populations of omen. Toward a better approach to preventive interventions with men who have sex with men. Adolescent sexual health and STIs. Reducing disparities in sexual health: lessons from the campaign to eliminate infectious syphilis. Public health professionals of all backgrounds interested in or working in improving sexual health will find The New Public Health and STD/HIV Prevention an indispensable guide to conceptualizing the problems and clarifying possible solutions.
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PART 1. Socio-Demographic Societal and Supra-Societal Determinants and Influences -- Chapter 1. Social Determinants of Sexual Networks, Partnership Formation, and Sexually Transmitted Infections -- Chapter 2. Epidemiology of STI and HIV: An Overview of Concentration and Geographical and Temporal Dispersion -- Chapter 3. Migration and the Transmission of STIs -- Chapter 4. Sexual Networks and Sexually Transmitted Infections: "The Strength of Weak (long distance) Ties" -- Chapter 5. Personal Risk and Public Impact: Balancing Individual Rights with STD and HIV Prevention -- PART 2. Critical Factors in Approaches to Prevention -- Chapter 6. Distribution of Prevention Resources and Impact on Sexual Health in the United States -- Chapter 7. Scaling-up, Targeting, and Coverage -- Chapter 8. Electronic Media and STI Prevention -- Chapter 9. 21st Century Leadership for Public Health and HIV/STI Prevention -- PART 3. Critical Reviews: New Public Health Focus for Populations at Risk for STI/HIV -- Chapter 10. Enhancing Women's Sexual Health: Prevention Measures in Diverse Populations of Women -- Chapter 11. Prevention of HIV and Other Blood-borne and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in People Who Inject Drugs: Current Status and Future Prospects -- Chapter 12. Health, Sexual Health, and Syndemics: Toward a Better Approach to STI and HIV Preventive Interventions for Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the United States -- Chapter 13. Social Determinants of Sexual Health in the US among Racial and Ethnic Minorities -- Chapter 14. Adolescent Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Conceptual and Empirical Demonstration -- PART 4.Critical Reviews: New Public Health STD/HIV Prevention -- Chapter 15. Preventing HIV/AIDS in the United States: History in the Making, 1981-2009: History in the Making -- Chapter 16. A National Strategic Approach to Improving the Health of Gay and Bisexual Men: Experience in Australia -- Chapter 17. Reducing Disparities in Sexual Health: Lessons Learned from the Campaign to Eliminate Infectious Syphilis from the United States -- Chapter 18. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and Prevention of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Disease in the United States -- Chapter 19. Chlamydia Control: A Comparative Review of the US and UK.
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Handbook of systems and complexity in health

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Joachim P. Sturmberg, Carmel M. Martin, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Systems and complexity theory plays critical roles in such varied fields as computer science, the physical sciences, meteorology, and economics--and yet health care has yet to take full advantage of what it has to offer. What the theory offers is on rich display as the Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health presents a revolutionary approach to reforming basic practice and large-scale care delivery, based on the concept of health care as a complex, self-organized, and self-interactive syst…
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Martin, Carmel M
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Joachim P. Sturmberg, Carmel M. Martin, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 954 p. : 269 ill., 165 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461449980
Subjects (MeSH)
Quality Improvement
Systems Analysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Physics
Engineering
Abstract
Systems and complexity theory plays critical roles in such varied fields as computer science, the physical sciences, meteorology, and economics--and yet health care has yet to take full advantage of what it has to offer. What the theory offers is on rich display as the Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health presents a revolutionary approach to reforming basic practice and large-scale care delivery, based on the concept of health care as a complex, self-organized, and self-interactive system. The book's opening section provides readers with a thorough grounding in systems and complexity theory from scientific, historical, epistemological, and technical perspectives, complete with the principles and mathematics behind it. From there, contributors offer models of innovation and improvement in service delivery, disease prevention and health promotion, cost-effectiveness, communication, quality control--in short, a more efficient and equitable future for health care. And one particularly intriguing chapter suggests opportunities for complexity theory in refining the drug prescription process. A sampling of the coverage: Understanding health and illness from a complexity perspective. A methodology for analyzing medical data. Modeling illness and recovery with nonlinear dynamics. Clinical applications: inflammation, diabetes, panic disorder, pain, domestic violence, cardiovascular disorders, and the art of the consultation. Complexity science at the bedside: continuous multiorgan variability monitoring in critically ill patients. Primary care as a complex adaptive system. Researchers in health services research, health policy, and health administration will find in the Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health a new way of viewing health and illness, and potentially a new way to organize health care delivery.
Contents
1. Complexity in Health - An Introduction -- 2. Complexity, uncertainty and mess as the links between science and the humanities in healthcare -- Part 1 - Complexity Theory and Methods -- 3. Understanding Complex Systems -- 4. The Complex Nature of Knowledge -- 5. Mathematical Principles: Tales of Tails -- 6. Modelling -- 7. A methodology for the analysis of medical data -- 8. Psychological Rhythmicities -- 9. Modeling Illness and Recovery with Nonlinear Dynamics -- Part 2 - Dynamics in Human Health -- 10. Homeostasis: The Dynamic Self-regulatory Process that Maintains Health and Buffers against Disease -- 11. Fractals in Physiology & Medicine -- 12. Bio-complexity: challenging reductionism -- Part 3 - Concepts of Health -- 13. Trying to Make Sense of Health -- 14. Picture Health -- 15. Health - A personal complex-adaptive state -- 16. Understanding Health By Building Better Bio-Medical Models -- 17. Health a systems and complexity based definition -- Part 4 Clinical Application -- 18. Complexities of the Consultation -- 19. Inflammation through a Psychoneuroimmunological Lens -- 20. Diabetes control: insights from complexity science -- 21. Complexity and the onset of psychosis -- 22. Understanding intimate partner violence through its dynamics -- 23. Multi-level interdependencies and constraints in panic disorder: Many triggers, few responses -- 24. Nonlinear Relations of Cardiovascular Risk Factors to Neuropsychological Function and Dementia -- 25. Pain and Complex Adaptive System Theory -- 26. Complexity in Movement Disorders: A Systems Approach to Intervention -- 27. Avoidable hospitalizations in older adults -- 28. Continuous Multiorgan Variability Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients Complexity Science at the Bedside -- Part 5 - Health Services -- 29. An overview of complexity theory: understanding primary care as a complex adaptive system -- 30. Real-time Analytics and Quality of Care -- 31. Medical Sociology and Case-Based Complexity Science: A User's Guide -- 32. The Drug Prescription Process: a Network Medicine Approach -- 33. Applications of Complex Dynamics, an Approach to Refractory Health Policy Interventions -- 34. Designing for Health Promotion, Social Innovation and Complexity: The CoNEKTR Model for Wicked Problems -- 35. The Dynamical Behaviours of Diseases in Africa -- Part 6 - Health System -- 36. Health Transition Funds Initiatives: Implications for Health System Reform and Evaluation -- 37. Putting complexity to work - supporting practitioners in health systems -- 38. Implementing Adaptive Health Practice ' A Complexity-Based Philosophy of Health Care -- 39. Mayo Clinic: Making Complex Healthcare Simpler -- 40. Embracing Uncertainty: Complexity Inspired Innovations at Billings Clinic -- 41. A Complexity Science Perspective of Organizational Behavior in Clinical Microsystems -- 42. Reverse the Epidemic Tides of Unhealthy Habits: Personal, Professional and Leadership Challenges -- 43. Health Professions Education: Complexity, Teaching and Learning -- 44. Understanding Clinical Complexity through conversational learning in medical social networks: Implementing User Driven Health care -- Part 7 The Future of Healthcare -- 45. Making sense from complex systems theories, models and analytics to adapting actions and practices in health and health care -- 46. Modeling the Paradox of Primary Care -- 47. Health Care Reform the need for a complex adaptive systems approach -- 48. A Complexity Science Approach to Healthcare Costs and Quality -- 49. Opportunities in Delivery of Preventive Services in Retail Settings -- 50. Complexity Science in the Future of Behavioral Medicine -- 51. Systems Medicine A New Model for Healthcare -- Epilogue -- References -- Index.
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Global Health Diplomacy : Concepts, Issues, Actors, Instruments, Fora and Cases

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Ilona Kickbusch ... [et al.], editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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The world's problems are indeed world problems: social and environmental crises, global trade and politics, and major epidemics are making public health a pressing global concern. From this constantly changing scenario, global health diplomacy has evolved, at the intersection of public health, international relations, law, economics, and management'a new discipline with transformative potential. Global Health Diplomacy situates this concept firmly within the human rights dialogue and provides …
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Kickbusch, Ilona
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Ilona Kickbusch ... [et al.], editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 370 p. : 10 ill., 7 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461454014
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
International Cooperation
Global Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Abstract
The world's problems are indeed world problems: social and environmental crises, global trade and politics, and major epidemics are making public health a pressing global concern. From this constantly changing scenario, global health diplomacy has evolved, at the intersection of public health, international relations, law, economics, and management'a new discipline with transformative potential. Global Health Diplomacy situates this concept firmly within the human rights dialogue and provides a solid framework for understanding global health issues and their negotiation. This up-to-the-minute guide sets out defining principles and the current agenda of the field, and examines key relationships such as between trade and health diplomacy, and between global health and environmental issues. The processes of global governance are detailed as the UN, WHO, and other multinational actors work to address health inequalities among the world's peoples. And to ensure maximum usefulness, the text includes plentiful examples, discussion questions, reading lists, and a glossary. Featured topics include: The legal basis of global health agreements and negotiations; Global public goods as a foundation for global health diplomacy; Global health: a human security perspective; Health issues and foreign policy at the UN; National strategies for global health; South-south cooperation and other new models of development. A volume of immediate utility with a potent vision for the future, Global Health Diplomacy is an essential text for public health experts and diplomats as well as schools of public health and international affairs.
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1. Global Health Diplomacy: An Introduction -- 2. The History and Evolution of Global Health Diplomacy -- 3. Current and Future Issues in Global Health Diplomacy -- 4. Global Health Law -- 5. The New Dynamics of Global Health Governance -- 6. The Process and Practice of Negotiation -- 7. Human Rights and Equity: The Value Base of Global Health Diplomacy -- 8. New Diplomacy for Health: a Global Public Goods Perspective -- 9. Diplomacy and Global Health Security -- 10. Global Environmental Diplomacy: Comparing and Sharing -- 11. Global Trade and Health Diplomacy: Maximizing Cooperation and Minimizing Conflict through Coherent International Rules -- 12. The World Health Organization as a Key Venue for Global Health Diplomacy -- 13. Instruments of Global Health Governance at the World Health Organization -- 14. Instruments for Global Health Diplomacy in the UN System Beyond the WHO -- 15. Global Health and Foreign Policy at the United Nations General Assembly -- 16. The EU as an Actor in Global Health Diplomacy -- 17. The G8/G20 and Global Health Governance: Extended Fragmentation or a New Hub of Coordination -- 18. Civil Society Organizations, Global Health Governance and Public Diplomacy -- 19. Health is Global: A UK Government Strategy 2008/13 -- 20. National Strategies for Global Health -- 21. Power Shifts in Global Health Diplomacy and New Models of Development: South-South Cooperation -- 22. The Copernican Revolution: The Changing Relationship Between Foreign Policy and Health.
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Textbook of family medicine

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edited by Robert E. Rakel, David P. Rakel. (8th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders , c2011.
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"Edited by Robert E. Rakel, MD and David P. Rakel, MD, Textbook of Family Medicine remains your first choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, it includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize your patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. The full-color format features a clean, quick-reference layout that makes it easy for you to …
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Rakel, David
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edited by Robert E. Rakel, David P. Rakel
Edition
8th ed.
Alternate Title
Family medicine
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier/Saunders
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 1169 p.)
ISBN
9781437735673
Subjects (MeSH)
Family Practice
Evidence-Based Medicine
Patient Education as Topic
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine - Textbooks
Family Practice
Evidence-Based Medicine
Patient Education as Topic
Comprehensive health care
Abstract
"Edited by Robert E. Rakel, MD and David P. Rakel, MD, Textbook of Family Medicine remains your first choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, it includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize your patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. The full-color format features a clean, quick-reference layout that makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice."--Publisher's description.
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Principles of family medicine -- The family physician -- The patient-centered medical home -- Psychosocial influences on health -- Care of the elderly patient -- Care of the dying patient -- Preventive health care -- Lifestyle interventions and behavior change -- Interpreting the medical literature: applying evidence-based medicine in practice -- Using health information technology for optimal patient care and service -- Clinical problem solving -- Complementary and alternative medicine: integration into primary care -- Establishing rapport -- Patient education -- Interviewing techniques -- Interpreting laboratory tests -- Practice of family medicine -- Infectious diseases -- Care of the adult HIV-infected patient -- Pulmonary medicine -- Otorhinolaryngology -- Allergy -- Obstetrics -- Care of the newborn -- Growth and development -- Behavioral problems in children and adolescents -- Gynecology -- Contraception -- Cardiovascular disease -- Common office procedures -- Sports medicine -- Common issues in orthopedics -- Back: cervical and thoracolumbar spine -- Rheumatology and musculoskeletal problems -- Dermatology -- Diabetes mellitus -- Endocrinology -- Obesity -- Nutrition and family medicine -- Gastroenterology -- Hematology -- Urinary tract disorders -- Ophthalmology -- Neurology -- Medical human sexuality -- Clinical genetics (genomics) -- Crisis intervention, trauma, and intimate partner violence -- Difficult patients: personality disorders and somatoform complaints -- Anxiety and depression -- Delirium and dementia -- Alcohol use disorders -- Nicotine addiction -- Drug abuse -- Herbs and other dietary supplements.
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Obstetrics in Family Medicine : A Practical Guide

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Paul Lyons. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2015.
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This book surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in primary care and serves as a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum complications. Thoroughly revised and updated, Obstetrics in Family Medicine, Second Edition, addresses the major issues and problems related to each stage and outlines management protocols. It provides critical information about physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening te…
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Lyons, Paul
Responsibility
Paul Lyons
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 221 p. : 9 illus.)
Series Title
Current clinical practice
ISBN
9783319200774
9783319200767 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Family Practice
Obstetrics - methods
Pregnancy Complications
Abstract
This book surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in primary care and serves as a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum complications. Thoroughly revised and updated, Obstetrics in Family Medicine, Second Edition, addresses the major issues and problems related to each stage and outlines management protocols. It provides critical information about physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening techniques and highlights new and emerging areas of obstetrical care, such as prenatal testing protocols, treatment options for HIV in pregnancy, and antenatal monitoring. Key points for each topic are summarized in tabular form for quick reference and diagnostic flow charts illuminate all aspects of the decision-making process. Concise and clinically oriented, this book is designed to help primary and family medicine physicians improve the quality of women's health care.
Contents
Part I. Preconception and Prenatal Care -- Physiology -- Preconception Counseling -- Prenatal Care -- Medications in Pregnancy -- Part II. Complications of Pregnancy -- Dysmorphic Growth and Genetic Abnormalities -- Intrauterine Growth Restriction -- Preterm Labor -- Premature Rupture of Membranes -- Early Pregnancy Bleeding -- Late Pregnancy Bleeding -- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss -- Rh Isoimmunization -- Infection in Pregnancy -- Hypertension in Pregnancy -- Diabetes in Pregnancy -- Multi gestational Pregnancy -- Post-Dates Pregnancy -- Part III. Labor and Delivery -- Normal Labor -- Induction and Augmentation -- Pain Management in Labor -- Operative Delivery -- Part IV. Complications of Labor and Delivery -- Prolonged Labor -- Shoulder Dystocia -- Malpresentation -- Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring -- Maternal Fever in Labor -- Postpartum Hemorrhage -- Perineal Laceration and Episiotomy -- Part V. Postpartum Management -- Newborn Evaluation -- Routine Hospital Postpartum Management -- Complications of the Hospital Postpartum Period.
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