cover image - Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323401128
Page Count: 696
Imprint: Elsevier
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Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice,6th Edition

by Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, Daniel Vetrosky, PA-C, PhD, DFAAPA and Tamara S Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C/R
cover image - Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323401128
Page Count: 696
Imprint: Elsevier
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Entering its 6th edition, Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice is the only text that covers all aspects of the physician assistant profession, the PA curriculum, and the PA’s role in clinical practice. It is designed as a highly visual and practical resource to be used across the spectrum of lifelong learning, enabling students and practicing PAs to thrive in a rapidly changing health care system.

    • Teaches how to prepare for each core clinical rotation and common electives, as well as how to work with atypical patient populations such as homeless patients and patients with disabilities.
    • A succinct, bulleted writing style; convenient tables; practical case studies; and clinical application questions throughout enable you to master key concepts and clinical applications.
    • Helps you master all the core competencies needed for certification or recertification.
    • Addresses all six Physician Assistant Competencies, as well as providing guidance for the newly graduated PA entering practice.
    • Includes quick-use resources, such as objectives and key points sections for each chapter, tip boxes with useful advice, abundant tables and images, and 134 updated case studies.
    • Features chapters for the 7 core clinical rotations and 5 common electives, with key guidance on how to prepare effectively and what to expect.
    • Provides updated health policy information, expanded information about international programs, cultural competencies, and pearls and pitfalls on working internationally as a PA.
    • Outlines the basic principles of Interprofessional Education – an important new trend in medical education nationally.
    • New chapters cover: Maximizing Your Education, Future of the Profession, Principles of PA Education, Managing Stress and Burnout, and many other topics.
    • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • Section I Overview

    1. Maximizing Your Physician Assistant Education

    2. History of the Profession and Current Trends

    3. International Development of the Physician Assistant Profession

    4. Physician Assistant Education: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

    5. Safety in Clinical Settings

    6. Assuring Quality for Physician Assistants: Accreditation, Certification, Licensing, and Privileging

    7. Physician Assistant Relationship to Physicians

    8. Healthcare Financing and Reimbursement

    9. The Political Process

    10. Interprofessional Practice and Education

    Section 2 Medical Knowledge

    11. Evidence-Based Medicine

    12. Research and the Physician Assistant

    13. Keeping People Healthy

    14. Clinical Procedures

    15. Genetic and Genomic Applications in Clinical Practice

    16. Chronic Care Perspectives

    17. Considerations for a Logical Approach to Medication Prescribing

    18. Complementary and Integrative Health

    19. Geriatric Medicine

    20. End-of-Life Issues

    Section 3 Interpersonal and Communication Skills

    21. Communication Issues

    22. Electronic Health Record

    23. Patient Education

    24. Providing Culturally Competent Health Care

    Section 4 Patient Care: Clinical Rotations

    25. Family Medicine

    26. Internal Medicine

    27. Women's Health

    28. Pediatrics

    29. Behavioral Science and Medicine: Essentials in Practice

    30. Surgery

    31. Emergency Medicine

    32. Elective Rotations

    A. Cardiology

    B. Dermatology

    C. Orthopedics

    D. Oncology

    E. Other Medical Subspecialties

    F. Other Surgical Subspecialties

    Section 5 Professionalism

    33. Professionalism

    34. Clinical Ethics

    35. Medical Malpractice and Risk Management

    36. Postgraduate Clinical Training Programs for Physician Assistants

    37. Managing Stress and Burnout

    Section 6 Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    38. Health Disparities

    39. Patient Safety and Quality of Care

    Section 7 Systems-Based Practice

    40. Health and Health Care Delivery Systems

    41. Rehabilitative and Long-Term Care Systems

    42. Health Care for the Homeless

    43. Correctional Medicine

    44. Military Medicine

    45. Inner-City Health Care

    46. Rural Health Care

    47. International Health Care

    48. Patients with Disabilities

    49. Mass Casualty Natural Disaster

    Section 8 Your Physician Assistant Career

    50. Leadership Skills for Physician Assistants

    51.Be a Physician Assistant Educator

    52. Professional Service

    53. The Future of the Physician Assistant

    Appendix: Link to ARC-PA Website

  • Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington; Director of International Affairs, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Johns Creek, Georgia, Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, Assistant Professor, Creighton University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Omaha, Nebraska, Daniel Vetrosky, PA-C, PhD, DFAAPA, Associate Professor (Ret.) and Part Time Instructor, University of South Alabama, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, Mobile, Alabama and Tamara S Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C/R, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assitant Studies, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Physician Assistant Programme, St. George's University of London, London, United Kingdom
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