The Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care is arranged in two volumes for ease of reference, offering you two very different reference resources. Volume 1 - Principles and Concepts; Volume 1 is a unique and exhaustive guide to the theory and principles underpinning primary care, including: doctor-patient interaction; practice management; the public health role of the primary care team; health care systems throughout the world; ensuring and enhancing quality of care. This volume emphasises the wide range of disciplines involved in primary care, covering medical sociology, health psychology, epidemiology, and the principles of organisational management, and providing concise, detailed sections on research, education, and ethics and law. Volume 2 - Clinical Management; In Volume 2, more than 200 chapters form a comprehensive clinical textbook on medical problems commonly seen in general practice worldwide. Here you will find detailed evidence-based guidance on diagnosis, investigation, and management.
Because each section has been written by GPs and hospital specialists working in partnership, you can be confident that these accounts are not only authoritative, but also uniquely focused on the information most relevant to primary care. Each chapter takes a broad perspective, assuring its relevance for physicians and health care systems at different levels of development, emphasising core clinical principles of diagnosis and management and considering the broader public health and health economics implications of each problem. From the Foreword, by Professor Ian R McWhinney: 'Primary care physicians have to know where they are on the scale of the complementarities between organismic and mechanistic, uncertainty and precision, involvement and detachment, concrete and abstract, and the particular and the general publication of the Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care will, I hope, be a milestone in the development of primary care medicine.'
Table of Contents
VOLUME I - PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS ; 1. Primary medical care ; 2. Primary care around the world ; 3. Reasons for consultations ; 4. Descriptive epidemiology ; 5. The consultation ; 6. Diagnosis and decision-making ; 7. Management of individuals ; 8. Integrated management ; 9. Family medicine ; 10. Managing the practice population ; 11. Prevention and health promotion ; 12. Practice management ; 13. Quality improvement ; 14. Research ; 15. Education and professional development ; 16. Ethics and law ; VOLUME II - CLINICAL MANAGEMENT ; 17. Cardiovascular problems ; 18. Respiratory problems ; 19. Ear, nose and throat problems ; 20. Digestive problems ; 21. Metabolic problems ; 22. Genito-urinary problems ; 23. Women's health ; 24. Conception, pregnancy and childbirth ; 25. Mental health problems ; 26. Child health ; 27. Neurological problems ; 28. Eye problems ; 29. Musculoskeletal problems ; 30. Common emergencies and trauma ; 31. Skin and soft tissue problems ; 32. Old age ; 33. Palliative care
Professor Roger Jones is Founding President and current Chairman of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, and Chairman of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology. He is editor of Family Practice (OUP), an international journal of primary care. He has been involved for many years in research in a range of areas of primary care, as well as contributing to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training. Professor Nicky Britten is a sociologist whose main research interest is patient-doctor communication about prescribed medicines. She ran the Master's programme in general practice at Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' for 13 years. Her work on OTPMC was partly funded by a senior research fellowship for the British Academy. Professor Richard Grol is Founding President and Chairman of EQual (European Association of Quality in Family Practice. He is Associate Editor of Quality and Safety in Health Care. He has done research on quality in health care for 20 years. Professor Larry Culpepper is Past-President of the North American Primary Care Group, member of the US National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, & Chairman of the Board of the Rhode Island Public Health Foundation Professor David Gass is a faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. He has served as Director of the Long term Care Program, Camp Hill Hospital, Clinical Chief of Family Medicine at the Camphill Medical Center and Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University. He is the Chair of the National Ethics Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is currently seconded to the Nova Scotia Department of Health as the Director of the Primary Health Care Section. Professor David Mant, in addition to being head of one of the leading University departments of primary health care in the UK, responsible for both research and teaching, still works as a general practitioner in Oxford. He is a member of a number of august research bodies and committees.