John Murtagh's Patient Education

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9780070158993: John Murtagh's Patient Education

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Patient Education is an essential aid for general practitioners and health, community and medical workers to educate their patients on common medical conditions. Unique in concept when it was first published in 1992, it is now one of the most popular patient education materials used by Australian GPs and has set the standard for patient education material in Australia.

Written in simple, non-technical language, these practical information sheets can be given to patients by their GPs and health practitioners to help them understand and manage their medical conditions. Providing only essential information in a concise and user-friendly format, this book has proven to be an excellent educational tool for patients.

Each condition is presented on one page so it can be easily photocopied and distributed to patients. The book covers a broad cross-section of ailments, ranging from bow legs and snoring, to issues such as COPD, hypertension and child immunisations.

Now in its fifth edition, this highly practical medical title has been thoroughly updated and revised. It includes 51 new conditions, making this a comprehensive collection of over 300 conditions GPs treat across the lifespan. This includes both medical and topical social issues such as: — breastfeeding — postnatal depression — meningococcal meningitis — prostate problems — osteoarthritis — hypertension — anxiety

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"The content is quintessential general practice, which is not only useful to patients, but obligatory baseline knowledge for medical students, family medicine trainees, and primary and community healthcare workers" (review of second edition) Dr Adrian Bauman, Medical Journal of Australia

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Since Patient Education was first published in 1992, doctors, health practitioners and patients far and wide have benefited and learned from John Murtagh's straightforward, practical approach to medicine and his ability to depart his extensive knowledge in simple, understandable terms, Patient Education is unique in presenting helpful information to the patient on their medical condition and how to manage it in clear, non-technical terms. Designed as one-page handouts with the patient in mind, this book is an essential aid to general practitioners and health, community and medical workers to educate patients and, indeed themselves, on common medical conditions. The book covers a broad cross section of ailments, ranging from snoring and bow legs, to issues such as HIV and AIDs.


In this expanded third edition, Professor Murtagh has added 26 more conditions making this a comprehensive collection of 223 ailments for the practitioner to call on for reference and to copy for the patient. Further, the conditions from the second edition have been revised and updated according to key developments in the field.


"Professor Murtagh is to be congratulated for producing the important messages in non-technical language within the confines of a single page..." - Emeritus Professor Neil Carson, AO, Past Chairman, Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne


"The content is quintessential general practice, which is not only useful to patients, but obligatory baseline knowledge for medical students, Family Medicine Programme trainees and primary and community healthcare workers." - Professor Adrian Bauman, The Medical Journal of Australia

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John Murtagh
Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia (2008)
ISBN 10: 0070158991 ISBN 13: 9780070158993
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