The Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care is arranged in two volumes for ease of reference, offering you two very different reference resources. Volume 1 - Principles and Concepts Volume 1 is a unique and exhaustive guide to the theory and principles underpinning primary care, including: * doctor-patient interaction * practice management * the public health role of the primary care team * health care systems throughout the world * ensuring and enhancing quality of care This volume emphasises the wide range of disciplines involved in primary care, covering medical sociology, health psychology, epidemiology, and the principles of organisational management, and providing concise, detailed sections on research, education, and ethics and law. Volume 2 - Clinical Management In Volume 2, more than 200 chapters form a comprehensive clinical textbook on medical problems commonly seen in general practice worldwide. Here you will find detailed evidence-based guidance on diagnosis, investigation, and management. Because each section has been written by GPs and hospital specialists working in partnership, you can be confident that these accounts are not only authoritative, but also uniquely focused on the information most relevant to primary care. Each chapter takes a broad perspective, assuring its relevance for physicians and health care systems at different levels of development, emphasising core clinical principles of diagnosis and management and considering the broader public health and health economics implications of each problem. From the Foreword, by Professor Ian R McWhinney: 'Primary care physicians have to know where they are on the scale of the complementarities between organismic and mechanistic, uncertainty and precision, involvement and detachment, concrete and abstract, and the particular and the general publication of the Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care will, I hope, be a milestone in the development of primary care medicine.'
Professor Roger Jones is Founding President and current Chairman of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, and Chairman of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology. He was formerly editor of Family Practice (OUP), an international journal of primary care. He has been involved for many years in research in a range of areas of primary care, as well as contributing to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training. Professor Nicky Britten is a sociologist whose main research interest is patient-doctor communication about prescribed medicines. She ran the Master's programme in general practice at Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' for 13 years. Her work on OTPMC was partly funded by a senior research fellowship for the British Academy. Professor Richard Grol is Founding President and Chariman of EQual (European Assocation of Quality in Family Practice. He is Associate Editor of Quality and Safety in Health Care. He has done research on quality in health care for 20 years. Professor Larry Culpepper is Past-President of the North American Primary Care Group, member of the US National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, and Chairman of the Board of the Rhode Island Public Health Foundation Professor David Gass is a faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. He has served as Director of the Long term Care Program, Camp Hill Hospital, Clinical Chief of Family Medicine at the Camphill Medical Center and Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University. He is the Chair of the National Ethics Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is currently seconded to the Nova Scotia Department of Health as the Director of the Primary Health Care Section. Professor David Mant, in addition to being head of one of the leading University departments of primary health care in the UK, responsible for both research and teaching, still works as a general practitioner in Oxford. He is a member of a number of august research bodies and committees.
'The publication of the Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care is an important event in the development of General Practice, Family Medicine and Primary Care, worldwide. This publication will serve clinicians, patients and communities well and in particular, provide many insights for those health professionals who do not themselves work within primary care.' Professor Dame Lesley Southgate, President, Royal College of General Practitioners (UK)
'Broad enough to establish a fundamental understanding of primary care, but detailed enough to use as a reference, the Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care is an impressive achievement and a useful tool for clinicians who practice primary care in today's environment. Its international and expert authorship ensures full coverage of the field from multiple disciplinary and cultural perspectives and reveals the global impact and importance of primary care for all nations. Highly recommended.' Dr James C. Martin, President, American Academy of Family Physicians
'I would encourage GPs to use this textbook as a tool to strengthen our generalist role, which is essential to the delivery of primary health care.' Dr Helen Rodenburg, President, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
'The appearance of the Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care is a great moment for all those who are professionally committed to the fields of primary care, family practice and general practice. This textbook is a landmark for primary care publishing, presenting a vast and high-quality evidence base for primary medical care with contributions written by leading authors from all over the world. The Oxford Textbook is a huge achievement, comprehensively summarizing decades of primary medical care development and research, and providing a fascinating view on future challenges.' Andre Knottnerus, President, Health Council of the Netherlands
'This is a 'coming of age' publication for our discipline of General Practice. This landmark repository of knowledge recognises the central importance of General Practice in quality care in health systems around the world - a core text and valuable resource for all working and studying in primary medical care.' Professor Michael Kidd, President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners