Writing a History and Physical
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Central to providing excellent patient care is excellent communication, for which a well-written History and Physical is crucial. This book is a step-by-step guide to help medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. write a comprehensive, clear, and useful History and Physical. Writing an effective History and Physical is as much an art as science, and this handy guide provides a roadmap for organizing facts in a logical and well-constructed fashion. The text also presents an abridged version for quick reference and a valuable section on how to write daily progress notes.Table of Contents
- The author's tips pearls, and advice help the reader navigate the principles and goals of the History and Physical
- Contains more explanations, tips and advice than existing books for what to include and why
- Memorable good and bad examples reinforce themes in the text
By Jeffrey L. Greenwald, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.