Textbook of physical diagnosis : history and examination / Mark H Swartz. – 6th ed.
Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: History and Examination has been written for students of health care who are learning to communicate effectively with patients, to examine patients, and to assess their medical problems. The primary aim of this textbook is to provide a framework for the clinical assessment of the patient in a humanistic manner.
The book, then and now, focuses on the patient: his or her needs, problems, and concerns. The history and physical examination must not be seen as procedures performed by a robot but rather as a process that requires interpersonal awareness as well as technical skill. In this era of extraordinary advances in diagnostic modalities, procedures and tests have been emphasized, while the importance of the history and physical examination has been minimized.
It is well known, however, that among the most valuable and least costly medical evaluations are the history and physical examination. This book focuses on how to offer the best medical care through the art of interviewing and physical examination.
The book is richly illustrated with over 900 photographs and line art. Many of the original black-and-white images demonstrating the techniques of the examination have been replaced with color images captured from the DVD-ROM videos.
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