By Anne Stephenson

ISBN-10: 0340810521

ISBN-13: 9780340810521

Geared toward clinical scholars and primary 12 months citizens, A Textbook of normal perform comprises the fundamental info pupil must understand and comprehend approximately common perform and being a medical professional. the training kind of the ebook is predicated on experiential and reflective ideas in line with sleek educative idea and perform. It offers suggestions on functional abilities, the idea of offering reliable drugs and the bigger issues of encouraging existence lengthy studying improvement. the hot version builds at the winning formulation of the 1st, by way of completely reviewing and revisiting all content material. Self-assessment sections were further to all chapters and a thesaurus of phrases is integrated on the finish of the ebook. Thinking/discussion issues were prolonged and extra scholar rates incorporated.

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17 ❚ the GENERAL PRACTIce CONSULTATION The general practice consultation has a set of particular qualities that set it apart from other types of consultation. ■ The patient makes the decision to consult with the GP. This is an important difference from, for example, the hospital-based consultation, in which patient contact is generally initiated by referral from another doctor. Patients in primary care thus come with their own agenda, often unknown by their GPs until presentation. Effective communication between GP and patient is the key to accurate identification and discussion of the pertinent issues.

To enable the patient to choose an appropriate action for each problem: 1. consider options and implications 2. choose the most appropriate course of action. Task 4. To enable the patient to manage the problem: 1. discuss the patient’s ability to take appropriate actions 2. agree doctor’s and patient’s actions and responsibilities 3. agree targets, monitoring and follow-up. Task 5. To consider other problems: 1. not yet presented 2. continuing problems 3. at risk factors. Task 6. To use time appropriately: 1.

In: Scambler, G. (ed): Sociology as applied to medicine, 5th edn. Edinburgh: WB Saunders. An up-to-date summary of sociological thinking around the doctor–patient relationship. Neighbour, R. 1987: The inner consultation. London: Kluwer Academic Publications. This is an enjoyable book to read, perhaps more for postgraduate students of general practice. It explores the art of consulting. , Tate, P. and Havelock, P. 2003: The consultation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. This is an update of another of the classic general practice texts on the consultation.

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