Jan 132017
 

Succeeding in Your GP ST Stage 2 Situational Judgement Tests ( SJT ) / Professional Dilemmas: Practice Questions for GPST / GPVTS Stage 2 Selection (Progressing Your Medical Career)


By (author): Nicole Corriette, Matt Green

Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) or Professional Dilemmas form a significant part of the GPST recruitment process and yet many doctors will not have experienced questions of this type under examination conditions. It is therefore essential that candidates sitting the GPST Stage 2 exam have a clear understanding of how to approach questions of this type as poor performance in this section will almost certainly result in not progressing to the Stage 3 selection day. This interactive book, which contains detailed guidance, and over 70 practice questions (including detailed explanations of all the answers), aims to help doctors prepare for and successfully complete their GPST Stage 2 exam. In this book, Nicole Corriette and Matt Green: – Describe the context of Situational Judgement Tests within the GPST Stage 2 selection process – Explore the various ethical principles that you must consider when answering these types of questions – Set out how to approach the various question types you will be faced with – Provide over 70 questions to put into practise everything that you learn – Detailed explanations of the correct answers are also provided to aid your preparations This engaging, easy to use and comprehensive book is essential reading for anyone serious about excelling in their GPST Stage 2 examination and successfully progressing to Stage 3 of the GPST selection process.
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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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Jan 112016
 

French’s Index of Differential Diagnosis, 15th Edition An A-Z


For nearly a century, French’s Index of Differential Diagnosis has been unparalleled in providing the clinician with invaluable assistance in quickly and correctly diagnosing a disease from a whole range of presenting symptoms.

Arranged alphabetically by symptom, the text helps readers identify each presentation, describes the different diagnoses that it could represent, and explains the signs and tests used to make a diagnosis. Colour photographs of the highest quality have been included to help aid diagnosis at a glance.

Highlights:

  • Completely updated and revised with contributions from key clinical specialists
  • More than 600 high-quality photographs to aid rapid diagnosis
  • Clear presentation and well-organised text with alphabetical structure, allowing instant access to information
  • Differential diagnoses presented in clear lists and tables to aid rapid reference

The fifteenth edition of this essential text offers a succinct and well-illustrated aide-memoire that will be indispensable to trainee and established doctors in both general and hospital practice, as well as an invaluable reference for medical students.

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Dec 142015
 

Ventilatory Disorders (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)


Respiratory function is a major determinant of the overall quality of health and well-being of an individual. This book runs the gamut of chapters devoted to chronic cough-related conditions in children and adults, health care quality and safety, environmental pollution health effects, efficiency of therapeutic approaches and a mutual dependence of respiratory and non-respiratory illnesses. An integrated approach to the investigation and treatment of sleep disordered breathing as well as the use of new and more efficient diagnostic strategies for pleural tuberculosis are presented. Chapters focus on translating science into practice, with an eye on presymptomatic identification of serious ailments for which there could be more effective therapy, leading to improved general health outcomes. This book includes chapters about disorders which will be of interest to clinicians, family practitioners and medical researchers.
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Dec 092015
 

Improving Patient Treatment with Attachment Theory: A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialists


This book emphasizes interpersonal relationships as a frequently overlooked, yet crucial element in today’s healthcare system and describes the utility of attachment theory in understanding and managing patients with medical and surgical illness. Sections on the fundamentals of attachment theory, specific patient populations, attachment-based interventions, and future directions comprehensively reflect our current knowledge. The summarized research demonstrates the value of attachment theory in approaching such common issues as non-adherence, strain in the healthcare worker–patient relationship, and somatoform complaints, as well as in modelling maladaptive stress responses and subsequent illness vulnerability. The contributing authors are internationally recognized researchers and teachers who have sought to make this volume accessible to anyone interested in using the positive aspects of interpersonal relationships to maximum advantage in the practice of healthcare.

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Nov 152015
 

Men’s Health: A Head to Toe Guide for Clinicians


This book covers issues of men’s health, including screening, diagnosis and management of common disorders and opportunities for prevention and health maintenance. Each chapter pertains to a component of the physical exam and/or organ system. Examples include appropriate survey and screening of the integument, the significance of buccal/dental integrity, tailoring cardiovascular remedies and balancing prostate cancer screening with quality of life. The book follows the methodical approach of a comprehensive wellness visit, including inventory of psychosocial factors, which significantly impact physical well-being. Justification for often overlooked topics in the review of systems, such as sexual history and satisfaction, relationship issues, and vocational fulfillment are provided. This book is written in the spirit of the rich bedside acumen and the art of healing, we must strive to protect. While informative and stimulating, this text serves to remind us of the specialized diagnostic tools we carry between our ears, and the power of healing we possess in our hands as well as the counsel and education we provide to our patients. 

 

Men’s Health: A Head to Toe Guide for Clinicians serves as an important and readily accessible resource for primary care physicians, internists and fa

mily doctors, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners who care for adult males.

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Nov 122015
 

The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a “Need” for Treatments, Drugs, and Surgery (Women’s Psychology)


This groundbreaking book challenges the medicalized approach to women’s experiences including menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause and suggests that there are better ways for women to cope with real issues they may face.

• Addresses popular topics including the “thin ideal,” the health realities of weight, cosmetic surgery, birth as a medical emergency, sexual desire and menopause, depression, and mourning

• Critiques the “science” and marketing that sees all women’s complaints as symptoms, diseases, and dysfunctions requiring medical treatment

• Explains how psychological and social factors affect women’s health and argues for a more well-founded approach such as using talk therapy first

• Explains why events like menopause, sexual desire, body dissatisfaction, and grief are examples of issues often not best treated with drugs, but with psychotherapy for permanent resolution

• Will appeal to all adult women who might, or do, question current medical approaches and media promises

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Nov 062015
 

General Practice at a Glance


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By (author): Paul Booton, Carol Cooper, Graham Easton, Margaret Harper

Awarded First Prize, in the Primary health care category, at the 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards.

Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, this brand new title provides a highly illustrated introduction to the full range of essential primary care presentations, grouped by system, so you’ll know exactly where to find the information you need, and be perfectly equipped to make the most of your GP attachment.

General Practice at a Glance:

  • Is comprehensively illustrated throughout with over 60 full-page colour illustrations
  • Takes a symptoms-based approach which mirrors the general practice curriculum
  • Offers ‘one-stop’ coverage of musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, urinary, endocrine and digestive presentations
  • Highlights the interrelations between primary and secondary care
  • Includes sample questions to ask during history taking and examination
  • Features ‘red flags’ to highlight symptoms or signs which must not be missed

This accessible introduction and revision aid will help all medical students and junior doctors develop an understanding of the nature and structure of primary care, and hit the ground running on the general practice attachment.

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Jul 242015
 

The Merck Manual


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The world’s most widely used medical reference is now better than ever!

For its 19th Edition, the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy has been thoroughly updated and thoughtfully expanded, with more than 850 additional pages, 15 new chapters, over 300 new tables, and 56 new figures.

Packed with essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders,  this handy, compact guide was written by a team of clinicians for everyday use by medical professionals for delivery of the best care to their patients.

Designed for maximum clinical utility, the new Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 19th edition makes it easy to find the right information, right when it is needed. It is a must-have for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Ten Interesting Facts from New Content in The Merck Manual, 19th Edition

  1. Pneumonia in elderly patients may be indicated by malaise, anorexia, or confusion.
  2. On average, elderly patients have 6 diagnosable disorders, and the primary care physician is often unaware of some of them. A disorder in one organ system can weaken another system, exacerbating the deterioration of both and leading to disability, dependence, and, without intervention, death.
  3. Annually, 30 to 40% of elderly people living in the community fall; 50% of nursing home residents fall.
  4. The color (eg, yellow, green) and thickness of sputum do not help differentiate bacterial causes of cough from other causes.
  5. The severity of dyspnea is not always proportional to the severity of the cause (eg, pulmonary embolism in a fit, healthy person may cause only mild dyspnea).
  6. Although angina can be felt anywhere between the ear and the umbilicus (and often not in the chest), it is typically consistently related to physical or emotional stress, ie, patients do not experience angina from climbing one flight of stairs one day and tolerate 3 flights the next day.
  7. Palpitations are not a reliable indicator of a significant arrhythmia, but palpitations in a patient with structural heart disease or an abnormal ECG may be a sign of a serious problem and warrant investigation.
  8. Syncope precipitated by unpleasant physical or emotional stimuli (eg, pain, fright), occurring in the upright position and often preceded by nausea, weakness, yawning, apprehension, blurred vision, or diaphoresis suggests vasovagal syncope.
  9. A history of oil droplets in stool, particularly if associated with weight loss, suggests malabsorption.
  10. If the difference in pupil size is greater in the dark, the smaller pupil is abnormal; if the difference in pupil size is greater in light, the larger pupil is abnormal.
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Jun 082015
 

John Murtagh’s General Practice


By (author): John Murtagh MD M.D.

With new content, improved navigation, and a full-colour presentation, the fifth edition of this seminal work in general practice is the essential resource for practitioners as well as students. Readers will find over 100 clinical photos, six new chapters and thorough updating throughout.
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