General Practice, An Illustrated Colour Text

General Practice

An Illustrated Colour Text

By R. J. Taylor, Professor of General Practice, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK; Brian R. McAvoy, Professor, The Royal Australian College of General Practice, Melbourne, Australia; and T. O'Dowd, Professor of General Practice, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


SECTION 1: GENERAL PRACTICE IN PERSPECTIVE
- Overview and philosophy of general practice
- Importance and relevance of primary care
- Models of health care
- International comparisons
- Resources and needs

SECTION 2: WORKING WITH PEOPLE
- Duties of the doctor
- Professional etiquette and ethics
- Clinical method, the consultation

SECTION 3: WORKING WITH POPULATIONS
- Records and demography
- The family and society
- Audit and quality control
SECTION 4: PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
- Risk factors
- General principles-definition, models, and examples

SECTION 5: COMMON ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS
- Introduction
- Common acute problems, an overview
- Profile of acute problems in children and adolescents
- Profile of acute problems in adult and middle years
- Profile of acute problems in the elderly

SECTION 6: COMMON CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
- Asthma
- Diabetes
- Hypertension
- Anxiety and depression
- Heart disease
- Arthritis
- Backache
- Chronic skin disorders
- Urinary problems
- Epilepsy
- Migraine and chronic headache
- Chronic GI disorders
- At risk families
- Dysfunctional families

SECTION 7: SPECIAL TOPICS
- Prescribing
- Primary-secondary care interface
- Community care
- Alternative therapies
- Genetics
- Role of primary health care in social, environmental, and occupational health
- Research in primary care