Jan 122017
 

Skills for Communicating with Patients, 3rd Edition


By (author): Jonathan Silverman, Suzanne Kurtz, Juliet Draper

Skills for Communicating with Patients, Third Edition is one of two companion books on improving communication in medicine, which together provide a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning communication skills throughout all levels of medical education in both specialist and family medicine. Since their publication, the first edition of this book and its companion, Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine, have become established standard texts in communication skills teaching throughout the world.

This substantially expanded third edition has been fully updated in relation to the current literature and revised to reflect the explosion of research on healthcare communication. It incorporates considerable evidence in support of the skills of the Calgary-Cambridge Guides, offering a comprehensive and now even more evidence-based delineation of the skills that make a difference when communicating with patients. The book explores the specific skills of doctor-patient communication and provides wide-ranging evidence of the improvement that those skills can make to health outcomes and everyday clinical practice. It is unique in providing a secure platform of core skills which represent the foundations of doctor-patient communication.

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Jan 112017
 

Study Skills for Nurses (Student Survival Skills)


By (author): Claire Boyd

Survive academic study with this snappy guide to research techniques and strategies for all student nurses. 

Providing words of wisdom and tips from real student nurses, StudySkills for Nurses enables you to develop your own individual ways of studying for those all important projects, with exercises, step-by-step guides and tricks to help you get ahead.

Special features

  • Developed by students for students
  • Clear, straightforward and jargon-free
  • Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters.
  • Takes away the fear of study and independent research projects, making it approachable, easy and fun
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Jan 072017
 

Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3e


By (author): Mosby

With the most up-to-date information on assessment techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and the assessment of patients with specific diseases and disorders, Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for the medical-surgical setting. Detailed instructions and tips help you effectively apply your physical examination skills. From basic examination techniques to step-by-step guides for examining each body region and system, this handbook has everything you need to perform quick and thorough physical examinations.

  • UNIQUE! Action Stats identify immediate actions for critical situations and explain what to do for a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition.UNIQUE! Disorder Close-Ups enable you to identify abnormalities and determine when further analysis or treatment is needed.
  • Normal Findings summarize characteristic findings and acceptable variations based on age, sex, and condition of the patient.
  • UNIQUE! Interpreting Abnormal Findings helps you analyze irregular findings and determine their causes.
  • A chapter on documentation highlights key information to record during the initial assessment, with guidelines for documenting findings for over 20 selected conditions.
  • Examination Tips save you time with practical advice on how to examine patients more efficiently.
  • Lifespan Considerations provide guidelines for assessing patients of all ages to help you individualize exams.
  • Cultural Considerations include valuable information on variations in findings and transcultural considerations for the increasingly multicultural population.
  • Anatomy Reviews with detailed anatomical illustrations refresh your knowledge of anatomy for more accurate physical examinations.
  • A chapter covering health history, equipment, examination techniques, and procedures provides a solid foundation for learning to conduct more effective exams.
  • UNIQUE! The easy-to-follow, step-by-step format covers all aspects of physical examination – inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation – promoting an efficient and logical approach to physical exams.
  • Interview questions and guidelines help you hone your interviewing skills to focus your physical assessments.
  • How-to tips on individualizing the physical exam for patients with handicaps, pain, and serious illnesses enable you to effectively and accurately assess patients with special situations.
  • UNIQUE! Expert Exam Checklists available in the book and on the companion Evolve website provide handy reminders for assessing each body region.
  • Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and more.
  • More illustrations and photographs than ever before clearly show normal anatomy, as well as normal and abnormal assessment findings.
  • Dual-function table of contents, with body systems cross-referencing in addition to a body regions organization, helps you quickly find the information you need.
  • Spanish/English assessment terms enable you to accurately communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.
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Jan 072017
 

Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis, 6e


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By (author): Simon O’Connor FRACP DDU FCSANZ

The sixth edition of Clinical Examination continues to serve all medical trainees with a clear explanation of history taking and clinical examination. Set out systematically, this best selling textbook has comprehensive coverage of the skills necessary for clinically evaluating patients. Thoroughly evidence based and referenced, in full colour with superior artwork and design, the book comes with free and complete access to Student Consult.

  • Student Consult – full online access
  • full colour with superior artwork and design
  • evidence-based
    • Coverage of ENT and Ophthalmology
      • Expanded history taking sections with new differential diagnosis tables
        • More anatomy content and illustrations
          • Expanded evidence based medicine references – the only physical examination trainees book with detailed references; new section on inter-observer variability and kappa values
            • New material on DVD includes OSCEs, ECGs and an imaging library.

              The book is written for the clinical skills subject of the medical curriculum. Medical schools teach this at varying stages, some introducing the subject in the beginning years (graduate medical schools years 1 & 2) and others at year 3 (traditional/hybrid curricula, usually 5 or 6 years). Specialty Colleges and RACP teach a clinical skills subject in the early part of basic training which takes place after PGY1 & 2.

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              Jan 032017
               

              Clinical Skills in Infant Mental Health: The First Three Years (Second Edition)


              By (author): Sarah Mares, Louise Newman, Beulah Warren

              What is mental health in infancy and early childhood? Why is it important? How does the infant-parent relationship influence development, and how do these early experiences shape our lives? How can clinical assessment and intervention focus on these early relationships to improve developmental outcomes for infants, young children, and their families? This thoroughly updated and expanded second edition provides an evidence-based and practical approach to assessment of young children and their families across diverse settings. The impact of attachment issues, prematurity, trauma, parental mental illness, substance abuse, and other adverse circumstances is clearly explained. Additionally, the quality of parenting and the importance of early relationships are addressed. Written for a wide range of professionals – including maternal and child health nurses, general practitioners, psychiatrists, child protection workers, early childhood educators, and community and mental health workers – this edition has two new chapters on intervention and professional issues, such as training, ethics, and advocacy. The growing understanding of factors that influence infant psychological development, and influence the social and emotional well-being of young children and their families, make this book an essential reference for all health care practitioners and early childhood professionals.
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              Dec 292016
               

              History and Clinical Examination at a Glance


              By (author): Jonathan Gleadle

              Every medical student must be able to take an accurate history and perform a physical examination. This third edition of History and Clinical Examination at a Glance provides a concise, highly illustrated companion to help you develop these vital skills as you practice on the wards. Building on an overview of the patient/doctor relationship and basic enquiry, the text supports learning either by system or presentation of common conditions, with step-by-step and evidence-based information to support clinical examination and help you formulate a sound differential diagnosis.

              History and Clinical Examination at a Glance features:

              • Succinct text and full colour illustrations, including many brand new clinical photographs
              • A new section on the development of communication skills, which explains how to communicate in different circumstances, and with different groups of people
              • A self-assessment framework which can be used individually, by tutors, or in group practice to prepare for OSCEs

              History and Clinical Examination at a Glance is the perfect guide for medical, health science students, and junior doctors, as an ideal resource for clinical attachments, last-minute revision, or whenever you need a refresher.

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              Dec 292016
               

              Get Through MRCGP: Clinical Skills Assessment 2E


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              By (author): Bruno Rushforth, Val Wass, Valerie Wass, Adam Firth

              Completely revised and including new additional material, this second edition of the bestselling Get Through MRCGP: Clinical Skills Assessment provides candidates with a definitive, one-stop revision resource for the CSA part of the MRCGP examination.

              • Fully revised in accordance with the current MRCGP and MRCGP(INT) curriculum
              • Mock examinations cover a spread of topics and skills outlined in the RCGP curriculum
              • Comprehensive discussion of areas that stations test and detailing points needing to be covered to achieve the best results
              • Brand new material including six new cases and task boxes to refocus the reader’s attention on the different challenges of each station
              • Completely rewritten introductory chapter
              • Offers valuable advice on how to approach the exam, focus time in day-to-day GP surgeries and how to develop skills required to pass the CSA

              Written by an experienced author team that has extensive knowledge of both national and international primary care clinical skills assessment, Get Through MRCGP: Clinical Skills Assessment, Second Edition is essential reading for postgraduate candidates preparing for this challenging examination.

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              Dec 262016
               

              Clinical Medicine


              By (author): K. V. Krishna Das

              This new edition is a comprehensive guide to clinical medicine correlating clinical findings with pathological processes. Divided into two parts, the first section examines internal medicine and each of the systems in the human body. The second section discusses functions and processes of these systems. Each chapter describes the investigation and examination of common disorders in each of the body systems. Nearly 700 full colour images and illustrations are included to enhance learning. Key points * Comprehensive guide to clinical medicine * Fully revised, new edition correlates clinical findings with pathological processes * Discusses functions, processes and common disorders in each system of the body * Nearly 700 full colour images and illustrations * Previous edition published in 2008
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              Dec 262016
               

              A Textbook of General Practice 3E


              By (author): Patrick White, Ann Wylie

              An essential guide to general practice and being a general practitioner, A Textbook of General Practice is written specifically with the medical student and foundation doctor in mind.

              Reflecting current practice, the book does not seek to reiterate the content of a general medical textbook, but instead teaches the fundamental principles of general practice. The coverage is comprehensive, with everything the undergraduate student or foundation doctor will encounter in a general practice module or rotation. The skills and knowledge presented can usefully be applied to all areas of clinical practice.

              With practical exercises throughout the book, readers are encouraged to learn through doing. Quotes from students and tutors offer insights into personal experience, while thinking and discussion points encourage reflection. New features in this edition include improved organization, “red flag” pointers to serious illnesses, and SBA-style self assessment questions.

              With content entirely updated to reflect the latest recommendations from Tomorrow’s Doctors, the third edition of A Textbook of General Practice is the number one choice for undergraduates seeking a narrative introduction to this important discipline.

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              Dec 262016
               

              An Introduction to Clinical Research (Success in Medicine)


              By (author): Piers Page, William Eardley, James Carr, David Chadwick, Keith Porter

              This practical book is written specifically for junior doctors by a team of highly experienced authors, as an introductory guide to clinical research. It covers all areas that a junior doctor needs to consider, including funding, study design, ethics, data analysis, disseminating findings, and furthering one’s research career. It presents a balance view of clinical research and is written by authors actively involved in clinical research both at the ‘coal-face’ and at a more supervisory level.

              Research can be a difficult process and it is essential to make sure that the project is set up in the correct way in order to get verifiable results. This easy-to-read guide is available to help junior doctors develop a good study design and present evidence of a sound academic practice, which will make obtaining funding more likely and be time-efficient. Getting started early in research and developing a solid, gradual understanding of clinical research through using this approachable book will be of huge benefit to junior doctors and their discipline.

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