1st Edition

Learning to Consult




ISBN 9781857758528
Published June 29, 2002 by CRC Press
160 Pages

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Book Description

Information is vital for healthcare professionals striving to keep their practice current and based on the best available evidence. The Internet is playing an increasingly crucial role in life long learning of health professionals and is becoming the most practical way to access publications on clinical guidelines systematic reviews and for updating users about the key aspects of health policy. This book covers the diversity and variable value of material available on the Internet and takes a fresh approach to coping with information overload. It illustrates how simple techniques such as making and using smart maps concept maps and mind maps can help clinicians keep up-to-date and how these methods can be applied to particular areas of healthcare. It provides numerous case studies in key areas including mental health child health primary care and care of the elderly. Mapping Health on the Internet is essential reading for all healthcare professionals and will assist in their learning and continuing professional development.

Table of Contents

Communication skills. History taking. The importance of the ‘doctor-patient relationship’. Physical examination. Problem solving and the diagnostic process. Patient management. Opportunistic/preventive care and health promotion. Record keeping and referrals. Writing a prescription. Advanced communication skills. Bioethics and values in medicine. Consultation models. Aids to learning. CPD, lifelong learning and preparing for examinations. Prescribing for common conditions.

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