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Cautionary Tales: authentic case histories from medical practice

Cautionary TalesLearn from the master! John Murtagh's Cautionary Tales is drawn from over 30 years experience as a General Practitioner. Taken primarily from Professor Murtagh's own practice in rural Victoria, these cautionary tales are authentic cases in clinical practice and the mistakes and problems that GPs can encounter. Each story is an engaging example of the common mistakes which can occur in general practice and provides the reader with valuable insights. Each tale is enriched with psychological, social and environmental factors that form part of every patient problem. The addition of a section called 'Discussions and lessons learned? at the end of each tale further enhances the value and application of each case to real life practice. An invaluable source for students, educators and practicing GPs of all ages.

(2nd edition/2011/9780070285408)
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Clinical cases for general practice examinations

Clinical cases for general practice examinationsThis book enables candidates to prepare for the FRACGP – the entrance examination of general medical practice in Australia . Each clinical case outlined includes instructions for the candidate and the patient, a suggested answer, as well as appropriate references. This book will be of use to individuals, study groups and GP training providers involved in preparing for the GP examination.

Currently unavailable for order. Expected in stock late November. 

(2nd edition/2010/9780070997448)
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Clinical sports medicine

Clinical sports medicineBrukner and Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine explores all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity such as the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants. The fourth edition is enhanced by a new companion website featuring 'Clinical Sports Medicine Masterclasses Online'. The site will include video clips of clinical examinations, interviews with leading experts and will be updated regularly.

(4th edition/2011/9780070998131)
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Dermoscopy: an atlas 3e

Dermoscopy atlasThis book is a practical and comprehensive manual that will improve your results in diagnosis of skin tumors and related conditions. This will illustrated, highly acclaimed reference provides a complete understanding of the use of dermoscopy, explaining diagnostic features and examining benign melanocvtic, melanoma and non-melanocvtic lesions.

(3rd edition/2009/9780070159099)
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First do no harm

First do no harmFirst do no harm reframes the traditional doctors' rule, demonstrating that it should apply not only to patients but also to doctors themselves. The book provides information and resources on strategies for self care, and highlights the importance of doctors building supportive relationships. Authors Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd propose eight essential principles toward bring a resilient doctor and have created a legacy to be shared with medical students, junior doctors and experienced medical practitioners across all medical specialties.

(1st edition/2009/9780070276970)
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Fitzpatrick's colour atlas and synopsis of clinical dermatology

Fitzpatrick's dermatologyTurn to the world's most popular dermatology atlas for the quick comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin problems.

(7th edition/2013/9780071793025)
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General anatomy

General anatomyThis is a practically orientated book that introduces general anatomy concepts to medical, nursing and allied health students. Containing essential information for immediate comprehension of anatomical concepts and principles, over 700 clear illustrations, diagrams and real pictures of dissections further assist clinical understanding.

(1st edition/2007/9780070134676)
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General practice

John Murtagh's General practiceJohn Murtagh's General Practice is widely recognised as the most influential publication for general practice and primary health care. Now in its fifth edition, this gold standard reference comprehensively covers the entire spectrum of general practice.

(5th edition/2010/9780070285385)
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General practice companion handbook

General practice companion handbookThis pocket sized summary of the major text General practice covers the vast majority of problems encountered in general practice. The companion features less of the detail of clinical features and investigation found in the main volume, concentrating on management.

(5th edition/2010/9780070285569)
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General practice pack

General practice packComprises General practice and General practice companion handbook.

(5th edition/2010/9780071012973)
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General practice psychiatry

General practice psychiatryGeneral Practice Psychiatry is compiled by a combination of practitioners and academics working in general/family practice, psychiatry and psychology. As General or Family Practitioners (GPs) are often the first contact for clients with mental health issues, this book focuses on higher prevalence disorders and common problems that GPs may encounter, and offers a systematic, highly practical, problem-based approach to their diagnosis and treatment. General Practice Psychiatry also offers current guidelines on pharmacotherapies regularly used in the treatment of such psychiatric disorders and illnesses.

(1st edition/2006/9780074713518)
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Lifestyle medicine

Lifestyle medicineThe rise in obesity worldwide has focused attention on lifestyle as a prominent cause of disease. Others include a range of health problems that have resulted from the environment and behaviours associated with our modern way of living. New and adaptive approaches to health management are needed to deal with these complex factors. Lifestyle medicine provides these tools to enable clinicians to successfully manage patients in our current environment.

(2nd edition/2010/9780070998124)
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Paediatrics manual the children's hospital at Westmead handbook

Westmead Paediatrics manualDesigned to be a quick reference manual, this second book in the Quick Flick series presents comprehensive yet concise information in an easy-to-read format. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, covering serious child specific conditions and common clinical situations, and explains good management techniques and treatment of sick children.

(2nd edition/2009/9780070271890)
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Patient education

Patient educationJohn Murtagh's Patient Education is the essential aid for doctors in practice, general practice nurses, medical students, pharmacists and consumers needing accurate information in an age of internet selfishness. First published in 1992 and now in its sixth edition, it is the proven international standard for patient education material. Written in simple, non-technical language, information on each condition is presented in a concise and friendly single-page format so it can be easily photocopied and distributed to patients to help them understand and manage their medical condition.

(6th edition/2012/ 9781743070109)
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Practice tips

Practice tipsMurtagh’s Practice Tips is exactly that, tips for GPs and other medical practitioners drawn from John Murtagh’s extensive experience in practice. Extensively updated and redesigned for this sixth edition, Murtagh’s Practice Tips provides essential information and step-by-step instructions on how to deal with conditions encountered by GPs around the world. Murtagh’s Practice Tips provides tried-and-tested approaches to treatment and improvisation methods, using convenient tools and readily available equipment to treat patients as effectively as possible. Written with the busy modern practitioner in mind, this edition describes techniques using common terminology to suit practitioners at all levels of experience.

(6th edition/2012/ 9781743070123)
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General practice nursing

General practice nursingThis textbook offers practice nurses information on a range of clinical and professional topics in a concise, easy to read format. General Practice Nursing offers evidence based, contextual information supported by case studies to assist nurses in applying theory to practice.

(1st edition/2010/9780070276949)
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