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Author Dacre, Jane.

Title A handbook of clinical skills / Jane Dacre, Peter Kopelman
Published London, UK : Manson Publishing Ltd., 2002


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 MELB  616.075 Dac/Hoc  AVAILABLE
Description 320 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents Preface; Contributors; Chapter 1: History taking and examination; Chapter 2: The cardiovascular system; Chapter 3: The respiratory system; Chapter 4: The gastrointestinal system; Chapter 5: The locomotor system; Chapter 6: The nervous system; Chapter 7: The female reproductive system; Chapter 8: The male reproductive system; Chapter 9: The endocrine system; Chapter 10: The skin; Chapter 11: Assessment of the psychiatric patient; Chapter 12: Paediatric history and examination; Glossary of commonly used abbreviations; Index
Summary "Over the last two decades, the medical practitioner's traditional skills of history taking and examination have expanded, with a greater emphasis now placed on communication skills, and the skills required to master a range of increasingly complex procedures." "In this book, the authors take the reader step by step through all of the practical techniques with which they must be familiar. At each stage they provide guidance on how to carry out these procedures efficiently and with the minimum distress to the patient, with advice on appropriate questions to ask and comments on how to interpret the patient's responses. Also covered is the importance of explaining the diagnosis clearly and how to communicate bad news." "There are many shared skills in the routine work of both doctor and nurse, and this concise pocket-sized handbook is intended as an aid to all those learning to deal with real patients for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Clinical medicine -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Clinical medicine -- Handbooks
Medical history taking -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Physical diagnosis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Diagnosis [MESH]
Medical History Taking -- methods [MESH]
Medical History Taking -- methods.
Physical Examination -- methods [MESH]
Physical Examination -- methods.
Physical Examination.
Clinical Medicine.
Medical History Taking.
Medical History Taking -- methods.
Nursing Process.
Nursing Care.
Physical Examination.
Physical Examination -- methods.
Genre/Form Handbook.
Handbooks and manuals.
Author Kopelman, Peter G.
LC no. 00002140
ISBN 187454557X
Other Titles Clinical skills