About this book
Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 5th edition is a comprehensive reference source providing crystal clear guidelines for diagnosing and managing the common acute and chronic problems regularly encountered by the Family Practitioner. The expanded fifth edition will utilize a similar format to the fourth edition, but will include new chapters and material on: health promotion, population based health care, genetic disorders, somatization disorders, care of the dying patient, disorders of the breast, breast cancer, developmental issues and behavioral problems of adolescents, smoking cessation, nutrition, and enlightened discussions of controversial topics such as managed care and ethical issues. There will also be a new section on Family Practice Applications including: Clinical Guidelines and Information Management in Clinical Practice with the latest information on computers in diagnosis and management, electronic medical records, and quality assurance. All editors and primary chapter authors are practicing family physicians, giving the reader the advantage of the family medicine experience and viewpoint on every issue. This volume encompasses both the latest developments in family medicine as well as serving as a single-source reference for practitioners.