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TitleFundamentals of Family Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Robert B. Taylor, Melville G. Rosen, William E. Jacott, E. P. Donatelle, John L. Buckingham
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1983
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Descript XXIV, 488 p. 85 illus. online resource


This book is intended as an introduction to family medicine and to the behaviors, concepts, and skills upon which the clinical practice of the discipline is based. The chapters that follow will provide a foundation for the student during the pre-doctoral years, a base upon which he or she can build during residency training and practice. Fundamentals of Family Medicine presents Part I (the first 36 chapters) of Family Medicine: Principles and Practice. Because it is intended that the student will eventually move from use of this extracted material to the full textbook, the preface to the comprehensive edition has been included and cross-references to later chapters have been retained. Why publish a student edition? Medical students in various schools particiยญ pate in courses covering a wide range of topics including communication skills, family dynamics, medical ethics, human sexuality, disease prevention, aging and death. Departments of family medicine generally assume a leadership role in presentation of such courses, and this book is intended to integrate these eclectic topics into a single textbook


Section A Behavior -- 1 Health Care for the Family -- 2 Human Developmental Perspectives -- 3 Family Structure and Development -- 4 Health and Illness Behavior -- 5 Problem Differentiation -- 6 Impact of Illness on the Family: Disease, Illness, and the Family Illness Trajectory -- 7 Family Practice Approach: Physician Roles and Responsibilities -- 8 Ethical Issues -- Section B Concepts -- 9 Family Considerations: Disease Antecedents, Health Resources, and Family Function -- 10 Family Epidemiology -- 11 Family Resources -- 12 Assessment of Family Function -- 13 Clinical Data Base: The Scope of Family Medicine -- 14 Beyond the Biomedical Model: Integration of Psychosocial and Cultural Orientations -- 15 Natural History of Disease -- 16 Disease Incidence and Prevalence -- 17 Comprehensive and Continuous Care -- 18 Longitudinal Care -- 19 Aging and Later Life -- 20 Death and Bereavement -- Section C Skills -- 21 Patient Management Skills -- 22 Communication and Interpersonal Skills -- 23 Counseling Techniques -- 24 Premarital and Marital Counseling: Realistic Intervention Strategies -- 25 Sexual Counseling -- 26 Genetic Counseling -- 27 Nutrition Counseling -- 28 Health Maintenance and Screening -- 29 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Skills -- 30 Problem Solving -- 31 Patient/Family Profile -- 32 Physical Diagnosis -- 33 Laboratory Diagnosis -- 34 Electrocardiography -- 35 Diagnostic Imaging with Ionizing Radiation and Ultrasound -- 36 Primary Care, Consultation, and Referral

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