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RACGP members can save up to 20% on RACGP clinical guidelines and practice resources, Australian Medicines Handbook products and John Murtagh publications. To place an order, please click on the ‘Download order form now’ button, or call the Membership Contact Centre on 1800 331 626.

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 third edition maintains the role-play style of the successful previous editions, where students use a variety of case studies to practice their clinical examination skills.. All cases include instructions for both the exam candidate and the patient, with suggested approaches as well as up-to-date references and further readings. The format is ideal for students, international medical graduates and general practice training programs. Clinical Cases for General Practice Exams 3rd Edition is a well-regarded resource for all GP Registrars studying for their RACGP Fellowship exams which are a mandatory requirement to be able to practice without supervision in Australia.

(3rd edition/2015/9781743074497)
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Clinical sports medicine: Injuries, Vol. 1

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Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine, the world-leading title in sport and exercise medicine, is an authoritative and practical guide to physiotherapy and musculoskeletal medicine for clinicians and students.

To accommodate the rapid advances in the professions, this fifth edition has been expanded into two volumes. This first volume, Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries, is the essential guide to all aspects of preventing, diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries. It serves physiotherapists, team clinicians, athletic trainers, sports therapists, sports rehabilitators and trainers, as well as students in the health professions and in Human Movement Studies.

All chapters have been updated and rewritten by an international team of sports physiotherapists and sports physicians at the top of their fields. More than 550 new figures have been added to bring the total number of illustrations to 1300.

The second volume, Clinical Sports Medicine: Exercise Medicine, is scheduled for release in 2018 and will focus on the health benefits of exercise and the medical issues in sport. It will serve general practitioners and other clinicians who prescribe exercise to promote health and to treat medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

(5th edition/2016/ 9781743761380)
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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, 8th edition

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More than 1,000 full-color photographs speed diagnosis of the dermatologic conditions most often encountered in primary care

One of the bestselling dermatology books in the world, this quick-reference clinical guide has virtually defined the field for thousands of physicians, dermatology residents, and medical students for more than three decades. Spanning the entire spectrum of skin problems, Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Eighth Edition combines laser-precise color images of skin lesions along with an overview of epidemiology and pathophysiology, and detailed information on diagnosis and treatment.

If you’ve been looking for a unique combination text, clinical reference, and color atlas that spans the entire field of dermatology, and has been trusted by thousands of clinicians and students, your search ends here.


(8th edition/2017/9781259642197)
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General practice

John Murtagh's General practiceJohn 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.

(6th edition/2015/9781743760031)
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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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Patient education

Murtagh Patient Education

First published in 1992 and now in its seventh edition, Murtagh's Patient Education is the proven international standard for patient education material. This tried-and-tested resource provides GPs, general practice nurses, registrars and pharmacists with accurate, accessible information to distribute to patients.

Written in simple, non-technical language, information on each condition is presented in a concise, friendly, single-page format so it can be easily photocopied or printed and distributed to patients to help them understand and manage their medical condition.


(7th edition/2016/9781743769287)
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Practice tips

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Murtagh's Practice Tips is the trusted resource that provides tips for GPs and other medical practitioners drawn from John Murtagh's extensive experience in practice. It is the essential guide for tried-and-tested approaches to treatment and improvisation methods, using convenient tools and readily available equipment to treat patients as effectively as possible.

Content throughout the resource has been updated for this seventh edition, providing essential information and step-by-step instructions on how to deal with conditions encountered by GPs around the world in everyday practice.

Written with the busy practitioner in mind, this latest edition describes techniques using common terminology to suit practitioners at all levels of experience. More than 450 detailed illustrations, including some new and revised, supplement the text.

(7th edition/2016/9781743769300)
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