This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.
Contents: فهرست فصول
Section 1: Principles of clinical history and examinationManaging clinical encounters with patientsGeneral aspects of history takingThe value of initial observationsSection 2: System based examinationThe cardiovascular systemThe respiratory systemThe gastrointestinal systemThe nervous systemThe visual systemThe ear, nose & throatThe endocrine systemThe reproductive systemThe renal systemThe musculoskeletal systemThe skin, hair and nailsSection 3: Applying history and examination skills in specific situationsBabies and ChildrenPatients with mental illness and learning disabilityThe frail elderlyExamining the deteriorating patientHistory and examination towards the end of lifeSection 4: Putting History and Examination skills to UsePreparing for assessments of clinical skillsPreparing for practice