This indispensable resource provides vital guidance for integrating mental health care into your primary care practice. Learn from leading experts the latest information on enhancements to the medical home and on the care of children and adolescents with mental health symptoms that do not rise to the threshold for a diagnosis, as well as those that do.
Topics covered include:
Assessing and monitoring children’s mental health in primary care
Triage for psychiatric emergencies
Techniques for engaging patients and families resistant to mental health care or behavior change
Care of children with common mental health signs and symptoms
Use of psychotropic medications in primary care
Assessment and care of children with unexplained medical symptoms
Addressing non-adherence to medical treatment
About the Author
Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP, has spent more than 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching. Her special interests include mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to health care for underserved populations, primary care of children with special health care needs, and residency training in mental health, community pediatrics, and advocacy.
Dr Foy received her bachelor of arts from Wellesley College and her doctorate of medicine from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at University of North Carolina hospitals. She has held several academic positions and is currently professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and medical director of the Northwest Community Care Network (a regional network of North Carolina Medicaid providers). She is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), having served as chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health from 2004 to 2010 and currently serving as past chair of the AAP National Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; member of the AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group, and member of the AAP Board of Directors. Roles in other organizations have included the presidency of the North Carolina Pediatric Society (North Carolina Chapter of the AAP) from 1998 to 2000 and cofounder and director of the School Health Alliance for Forsyth County from 1999 to 2011.
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Clive Handler and Gerry Coghlan have written a book that will become essential reading for the primary care physician managing cardiac problems in the new age of medical practice. In it they give clear, concise and readable information on diagnosis, management and treatment priorities in this most important field of medicine. The book uses current evidence and follows current guidelines to direct the clinician in treating conditions seen every day in general practice. It builds confidence in understanding the role and responsibility in commissioning cardiology specialist care.The narrative is peppered with real patient problems and sections giving advice to patients in layman’s language. This book will not only promote the primary care physician’s ability to manage problems in-house but also guide the commissioning clinician on putting in place appropriate and efficient specialist services. An excellent text that will be a valuable addition to the libraries of all general practices. Buy more than one copy – clinicians from practice nurses, students and registrars to the most senior doctors will all find it essential reading.
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John believes in books as a force for good in the world in general and within general practice in particular. He relishes the power of words to help us make sense of what happens in the worlds around and within us and perhaps particularly to help us to understand the predicament of the other, of those whose experience of life is so different from our own. He believes in the capacity of books to enlarge our sympathies, our outlook and our experience and he knows that this potential is particularly important for doctors. He offers his own delight in books and sets out to tempt his customers to open a book
and begin reading but he is never didactic, never seeks to impose his own view or interpretation. His hope is to share one of the great pleasures of his life…
Pocket Primary Care, Second Edition, is a practical, high-yield reference for quick answers to common diagnostic questions in the outpatient setting. This easy-to-use, loose-leaf resource contains current evidence-based practices, accepted best practices, and expert guidance from physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, including appropriate workups and when to refer. From counseling patients on insomnia to diagnosing STIs, from interpreting PFTs to treating osteoporosis, this revised second edition supports your clinical decision making and helps you meet everyday challenges in your practice.
- Mirrors the thought process of primary care clinicians in day-to-day practice.
- Contains fully updated information throughout, including the latest clinical guidelines and new therapeutic recommendations.
- Features bulleted lists, tables, diagrams, and algorithms that make essential facts easy to find and retain.
- Covers all major subspecialties, and includes topics such as routine screenings, health literacy, disease screening, women’s health, men’s health, and geriatrics.
- Ideal as a reference for daily practice as well as an accepted and trusted resource for students and residents to use on rounds.
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For more than three decades, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Carehas helped primary care practitioners to systematically approach the differential diagnosis of the symptoms and signs they see in practice. Organized into categories such as pain, mass, bloody discharge, non-bloody discharge, functional changes, and abnormal laboratory results, this bestselling clinical reference helps you apply your basic science knowledge to consider all the possible causes of each symptom, and then take the appropriate steps to determine which one is most likely.
- Apply the latest knowledge due to comprehensive updates throughout the text, including new signs and symptoms, new and expanded case histories, updated diagnostic tests, and more.
- Interact with patients more effectively with a new section on bedside manner, and get therapeutic guidance from a new section on the treatment of common diseases.
- Know what to look for thanks to abundant anatomical drawings that highlight relevant features in each body area.
- Develop your diagnostic skills with cases and clinical questions for each sign or symptom, as well as the framework for thinking through those questions to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis.
- Select the appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests to include in the workup.
- Recognize when to refer a patient to a specialist with a special section on this topic.
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Guidelines and recommendations for the most common outpatient conditions – from sources you can trust!
-The most current disease screening, prevention, and management recommendations at your fingertips-Consolidates information from nationally recognized government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels into concise, easy-to-apply guidelines-Covers primary care topics in both the ambulatory and hospital settings-Carefully selected for relevance to everyday practice -The perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity – exactly the amount of information a busy clinician needs – no more, no less-Spans all areas of general medicine-Website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional societies-Updated evidence-based content
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This salient volume surveys the state of access to primary care and preventive health services by migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers across Europe. Experts in public health and allied fields identify obstacles to healthcare interventions for migrants, including costs, legal status, health-related behaviors and beliefs, and cultural and language barriers. The book includes the latest data concerning access to specific preventive services (e.g., vaccinations, colorectal screenings), specific issues of women and sexual minorities, and the potential for health promotion in prevention. Best practices for improving access are outlined as a basis for public health and policy directives toward reducing health disparities between migrant and native populations.
Among the topics covered:
Access to medical examination for prevention among migrants
Access and barriers to infant vaccinations, female cancer screening and colorectal screening among migrant populations
Provision and policy gap between the primary and preventive care required by and the care provided to LGBTQ+ migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
Health related lifestyles and intermediate health conditions of migrants.
Quality of primary healthcare and preventive health services provided to migrants
Adaptations of primary health care for migrants
Access to primary health care and policies on migration and health at a time of economic crisis
Dedicated to bridging research and policy gaps in this vital area, Primary Care Access and Preventive Health Services of Migrants is intended for an international audience of academics, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in public health and related disciplines.
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This book addresses the unique healthcare needs of adults with chronic childhood illnesses. It presents a model of primary and secondary prevention for emerging adulthood―primary prevention in which all young adults are screened for high-risk behaviors and health needs and secondary prevention in which young adults with chronic childhood conditions are optimized through coordinated care, connections to community resources and social/family support.
This book is organized in five parts. Part I provides a detailed overview of the health care transition from pediatrics to adult medicine from both a policy and practice perspective. In Part II, the concept of emerging adulthood as a developmental period is explored and strategies for providing improved comprehensive care for this age group are discussed. Part III reviews specific chronic childhood conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus, and offers clinical cases and summary reports that can be used as a quick guides to each condition. In Part IV, additional clinical considerations that are not necessarily condition-specific but are highly relevant to the care of young adults with chronic childhood conditions are examined. Part V describes the socio-legal issues involved in caring for this population.
Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions provides primary care providers with a new framework for the care of young adults and identifies opportunities to influence patient health outcomes over a life trajectory.
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