About the authors
John Murtagh's General Practice 6th Edition is the book for all GPs registrar and student GPs. This text is widely recognized as the most influential publication for general practice and primary health care. Updates are key in maintaining John Murtagh's reputation for having the best clinical content for GP education and reference. John Murtagh's General Practice 6th Edition gives a whole view of GP considering skills such as communication as well as diagnosis. With detailed explanations of diagnoses accompanied by illustrations and diagrams to provide clear explanations this book provides detailed descriptions with background and anatomical information.
John Murtagh MBBS, MD, BSc, BEd, FRACGP, DipObstRCOG Emeritus Professor in General Practice, School of Primary Health, Monash University, Melbourne Professorial Fellow, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne Adjunct Clinical Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia Guest Professor, Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing
Table of Contents
Part 1 The basis of GP
Chapter 1 The nature and content of general medicine Chapter 2 The family Chapter 3 Consulting skills Chapter 4 Communication skills Chapter 5 Counselling skills Chapter 6 Difficult, demanding and angry patients Chapter 7 Health promotion and patient education Chapter 8 The elderly patient Chapter 9 Prevention in general practice Chapter 10 Nutrition in health and illness Chapter 11 Palliative care Chapter 12 Pain and its management Chapter 13 Research and eveidence-based medicine Chapter 14 Travel medicine Chapter 15 Tropical medicine and the returned traveller Chapter 16 Inspection as a clinical skill Chapter 17 A safe and diagnotic strategy Chapter 18 Genetic conditions Part 2 Diagnostic perspectives in GP Chapter 19 Depression Chapter 20 Diabetes mellitus: diagnosis Chapter 21 Drug problems Chapter 22 Anaemia Chapter 23 Thyroid and other endocrine disorders Chapter 24 Spinal dysfunction Chapter 25 Urinary tract infection Chapter 26 Malignant disease Chapter 27 HIV/AIDS - could it be HIV? Chapter 28 Baffling viral and protozoal infections Chapter 29 Baffling bacterial infections Chapter 30 Infection of the central nervous system Chapter 31 Chronic kidney failure Chapter 32 Connective tissue disease and the vasculitides Chapter 33 Neurological disorders Part 3 Problem solving in GP Chapter 34 Abdominal pain Chapter 35 Arthritis Chapter 36 Anorectal disorders Chapter 37 Thoracic back pain Chapter 38 Low back pain Chapter 39 Bruising and bleeding Chapter 40 Chest pain Chapter 41 Constipation Chapter 42 Cough Chapter 43 Deafness and hearing loss Chapter 44 Diarrhoea Chapter 45 The disturbed patient Chapter 46 Dizziness/vertigo Chapter 47 Dyspepsia Chapter 48 Dysphagia Chapter 49 Dyspnoea Chapter 50 The painful ear Chapter 51 The red and tender eye Chapter 52 Pain in the face Chapter 53 Fever and chills Chapter 54 Faints, fits and funny turns Chapter 55 Haematemesis and melaena Chapter 56 Headache Chapter 57 Hoarseness Chapter 58 Jaundice Chapter 59 Nasal disorders Chapter 60 Nausea and vomiting Chapter 61 Neck lumps Chapter 62 Neck pain Chapter 63 Shoulder pain Chapter 64 Pain in the arm and hand Chapter 65 Hip, buttock and groin pain Chapter 66 Pain in the leg Chapter 67 The painful knee Chapter 68 Pain in the foot and ankle Chapter 69 Walking difficulty and leg swelling Chapter 70 Palpitations Chapter 71 Sleep disorders Chapter 72 Sore mouth and tongue Chapter 73 Sore throat Chapter 74 Tiredness/fatigue Chapter 75 The unconscious patient Chapter 76 Urinary disorders Chapter 77 visual failure Chapter 78 Weight gain Chapter 79 Weight loss Part 4 Chronic disorders: continuing management Chapter 80 Allergic disorders including hayfever Chapter 81 Anxiety disorders Chapter 82 Asthma Chapter 83 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chapter 84 Epilepsy Chapter 85 Cardiovascular disease Chapter 86 Hypertension Chapter 87 Dyslipidaemia Chapter 88 Chronic heart failure Chapter 89 Osteoporosis Part 5 Child and adolescent health Chapter 90 An approach to the child Chapter 91 Specific problems of children Chapter 92 Surgical problems of children Chapter 93 Common childhood infectious diseases (including skin eruptions) Chapter 94 Behaviour disorders in children Chapter 95 Child abuse Chapter 96 Emergencies in children Chapter 97 Adolescent health Part 6 Women's health Chapter 98 Cervical cancer screening Chapter 99 Family planning Chapter 100 Breast pain (mastalgia) Chapter 101 Lumps in the breast Chapter 102 Abnormal uterine bleeding Chapter 103 Lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women Chapter 104 Premenstrual syndrome Chapter 105 The menopause Chapter 106 Vaginal discharge Chapter 107 Vulvar disorders Chapter 108 Basic antenatal care Chapter 109 Infections in pregnancy Chapter 110 High-risk pregnancy Chapter 111 Postnatal care Part 7 Men's health Chapter 112 Men's health: an overview Chapter 113 Scrotal pain Chapter 114 Inguinoscrotal lumps Chapter 115 Disorders of the penis Chapter 116 Disorders of the prostate Part 8 Sexual Health Chapter 117 The subfertile couple Chapter 118 Sexual health Chapter 119 Sexually transmitted infections Chapter 120 Intimate partner violence and sexual assault Part 9 Problems of the skin Chapter 121 A diagnostic and management apprach to skin problems Chapter 122 Pruritus Chapter 123 Common skin problems Chapter 124 Acute skin eruptions Chapter 125 Skin ulcers Chapter 126 Common lumps and bumps Chapter 127 Pigmented skin lesions Chapter 128 Hair disorders Chapter 129 Nail disorders Part 10 Accident and emergency medicine Chapter 130 Emergency care Chapter 131 The doctor's bag and other emergency equipment Chapter 132 Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks Chapter 133 Thrombosis and thromboembolism Chapter 134 Common skin wounds and foreign bodies Chapter 135 Common fractures and dislocations Chapter 136 Common sporting injuries Part 11 Health of specific groups Chapter 137 The health of indigenous peoples Chapter 138 Refugee health Chapter 139 Catchy metaphors, similes and colloquial expressions in medicine Appendix Index