General Practice: The Integrative Approach (Book with Access Code)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-01

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The aim of the book is to provide a comprehensive General Practice text book which takes a contemporary, integrative approach to diagnosis, investigation and management of health issues and disease states encountered in the general practice environment. The book will cover the philosophy underpinning general practice in the 21st Century, and deal with primary and secondary prevention as well as acute and chronic disease management. General Practice: The Integrative Approach will inform doctors as fully as possible about potential treatment and prevention options, as well as potential pitfalls according to the growing evidence base in this area. The book is directed at best practice rather than alternative practice. The first section of the textbook lays the foundations and principles of Integrative Medicine and the second section examines important medical conditions in a systems based approach. Each chapter begins by detailing the allopathic medical and consulting knowledge required of a standard GP text, discussing physiology and pharmacological management plans of systems-based conditions. The chapter then leads into an evidence-based discussion of the therapeutic options available for the treatment of associated factors, essentially providing practitioners with the knowledge required to adapt their approach to meet the needs of the individual patient. A national panel of experts with experience in Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, naturopathy, and exercise therapy have contributed to their various fields of expertise to incorporate management plans that utilise a variety of therapeutic modalities to achieve the best clinical outcome. Incorporates evidence-based and safe therapies including conventional medical care, lifestyle interventions, complementary therapies. Approach is holistic in focus Focuses on prevention and health promotion Symptomatic layout matches the approach of contemporary medical curriculum Each therapeutic modality and therapeutics contributor will be allocated an icon, throughout the book the icon will appear near the corresponding therapeutics text for easy modality reference Unique chapter - Integrative Medicine and the Law - covering medico-legal issues. Ready reference herb/drug interaction chart

Table of Contents

Introduction to the concept of Integrative Medicine
Evidence-based health care
Finding information on integrative medicine
Therapeutic modalities
Principles of Herbal Medicine
Herb-drug interactions
The essence of good health
Education and behaviour change strategies
Stress management and mind-body medicine
Exercise as therapy
Clinical nutrition
Connectedness and the role of social support
Spirituality and the role of meaning
Consulting room
Domestic violence
Medico legal issues
Practice management principles
Consulting skills and communication
Prevention and screening
The general check-up
Emergencies in general practice
Safe Detox
Abnormal blood tests
Adolescent health and development
Breast disease
Child health and development
Ear, nose and throat
Fitness to drive
Genetic abnormalities
Geriatric medicine
Musculoskeletal medicine
Injury prevention
Joints and connective tissues
Medical Ethics
Pain management
Palliative Care
Pregnancy and antenatal care
Women's health
Men's health
Psychiatry and psychological medicine
Peri-operative care
Sexual Health
Erectile dysfunction
Sleep disorders
Sports medicine
Substance abuse
Travel medicine
Weight problems and eating disorders
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