Hutchison's Clinical Methods,Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource, 25th Edition
Hutchison’s Clinical Methods, first published more than a century ago, is the classic textbook on clinical skills. It provides an outstanding source of learning and reference for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. It seeks to teach an integrated approach to clinical practice, so that new methods and investigations are grafted onto established patterns of clinical practice, rather than added on as something extra. The text is organised so that both system-related and problem-oriented chapters are included. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, the essential skills needed for clinical examination, and for planning the appropriate choice of investigations in diagnosis and management. Hutchison’s Clinical Methods is an invaluable resource for all those learning and training in medicine and is an essential adjunct to a standard textbook of medicine, surgery or other specialty.
- Provides a comprehensive account of the traditional methods of patient history-taking and examination but updated with a full account of the role of modern investigative techniques.
- The book begins with a group of chapters that describe the overall approach to a patient, the general clinical examination together with ethical considerations, and includes a new chapter on differential diagnosis.
- The second section of chapters groups together the clinical methods relevant to particular patient groups such as the elderly, the young, and those presenting in emergency situations, with fever and those in pain.
- The third section of ten chapters covers the assessment of the basic systems together with the key clinical specialties including skin, eyes and ENT.
Section 1 General patient assessment
- Doctor and patient: General principles of history taking
- General patient examination and differential diagnosis
- The next steps: differential diagnosis and initial management
- Ethical considerations
Section 2 Assessment in Particular Patient Groups
- Children and adolescents
- Older people
- Psychiatric assessment
- Patients presenting as emergencies
- Patients with a fever
Section 3 Basic systems
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Locomotor system
- Nervous system
- Urogenital system
- Endocrine and metabolic disorders
- Skin, nails and hair
- Ear, nose and throat
Michael Glynn, MA, MD, FRCP, FHEA, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Barts Health NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry; Former National Clinical Director for GI and Liver Diseases, NHS England. and William M Drake, DM FRCP, Consultant Physician/Reader in Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK