General Practice: An Illustrated Colour Text by Ross J. Taylor

By Ross J. Taylor

This atlas-style source provides themes in medical drugs and comparable components that might most likely be encountered in basic perform. Taking an evidence-based procedure, this article discusses the variations among common perform and hospital-based care. It offers a common assessment of medical paintings generally perform.

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GPs see individual patients 3-4 times/year and are well placed to encourage prevention. transfer money from curative to preventative. * Health information comprises 40% of websites in the USA. 33 34 PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION Practical issues Primary care is generally considered to be a key place for prevention. At the practical level, however, barriers exist that interfere with the delivery of disease prevention and health promotion. Patient barriers Education Education is a powerful agent for change.

Patients who reduce their weight and sugar intake decrease their risk of type II diabetes. Parents who fully vaccinate their children all but remove their risk of developing disabling childhood illnesses. Knowledge, attitudes and practice, and the KA-P gap When discussing risk, it is helpful to break it up into knowledge, attitudes and practice. 098 17 disregarded on grounds such as 'it does not apply to me' or 'it is my body and I will do as I want'. Patients may alternatively have a positive attitude and want to limit their risk, thus seeking help from their doctor.

Being aware of this can help the doctor to understand problems from a patient's perspective, which can be helpful in determining the best intervention for that particular patient At the same time, the work experience of GPs has also been modified. Working practice has, for example, altered so that there are far fewer single-handedly run GP practices and an increase in the number of larger group practices. The latter often include a range of other health-care providers such as practice (or treatment room) nurses, community midwives, health visitors or community psychiatric nurses.

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