A collection of patient education sheets on common medical conditions, written in simple, non-technical language for general practitioners to distribute to patients. Thoroughly revised, this new edition features more than 40 new conditions, covering such topical issues as meningococcus and anthrax.
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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 AustraliaAbout the Author:
John Murtagh, MD, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
John Murtagh AM is Adjunct Professor of General Practice at Monash University; Professorial Fellow of General Practice at the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University; and a general practitioner at the East Bentleigh Murrumbeena Medical Group.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 74714988