General Practice Contents

Laboratory reference values Abbreviations used in this text

Part 1 THE BASIS OF GENERAL PRACTICE

Chapter 1 - The nature and content of general practice

Chapter 2 - The family

Chapter 3 - Consulting skills

Chapter 4 - Communication skills

Chapter 5 - Counselling skills

Chapter 6 - Difficult, demanding and angry patients

Chapter 7 - Palliative care

Chapter 8 - The elderly patient

Chapter 9 - Prevention in general practice

Chapter 10 - Health promotion and patient education

Chapter 11 - Whole person approach to management

Chapter 12 - Travel and tropical medicine

Chapter 13 - Research in general practice

Part 2 DIAGNOSTIC PERSPECTIVE IN GENERAL PRACTICE

Chapter 14 - Inspection as a clinical skill Chapter 15 - A safe diagnostic strategy Chapter 16 - Depression Chapter 17 - Diabetes mellitus Chapter 18 - Drug problems Chapter 19 - Anaemia

Chapter 20 - Thyroid and other endocrine disorders Chapter 21 - Spinal dysfunction Chapter 22 - Urinary tract infection Chapter 23 - Malignant disease

Chapter 24 - Human immunodeficiency virus infection — could it be HIV? Chapter 25 - Baffling viral and protozoal infections

Chapter 26 - Baffling bacterial infections Chapter 27 - Chronic renal failure

Chapter 28 - Connective tissue disorders and the vasculitides Chapter 29 - Neurological dilemmas

Part 3 PROBLEM SOLVING IN GENERAL PRACTICE

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Abdominal pain

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Arthritis

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Anorectal disorders

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Low back pain

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Thoracic back pain

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Bruising and bleeding

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Chest pain

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Constipation

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Cough

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Deafness and hearing loss

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Diarrhoea

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The disturbed patient

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Dizziness

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Dyspepsia (indigestion)

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Dysphagia

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Dyspnoea

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The painful ear

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The red and tender eye

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Pain in the face

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Fever and chills

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Faints, fits and funny turns

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Haematemesis and melaena

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Headache

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Jaundice

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Nausea and vomiting

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Neck lumps

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Neck pain

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Shoulder pain

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Pain in the arm and hand

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Hip and buttock pain

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Pain in the leg

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The painful knee

Chapter 62 - Pain in the foot and ankle

Chapter 63 - Walking difficulty

Chapter 64 - Palpitations

Chapter 65 - Sore throat

Chapter 66 - Tiredness

Chapter 67 - The unconscious patient

Chapter 68 - Urinary disorders

Chapter 69 - Visual failure

Chapter 70 - Weight gain

Chapter 71 - Weight loss

Part 4 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Chapter 72 - An approach to the child Chapter 73 - Specific problems of children

Chapter 74 - Common childhood infectious diseases (including skin eruptions)

Chapter 75 - Behaviour disorders in children

Chapter 76 - Child abuse

Chapter 77 - Emergencies in children

Chapter 78 - Adolescent health

Part 5 WOMEN'S HEALTH

Chapter 79 - Cervical cancer and Pap smears

Chapter 80 - Family planning

Chapter 81 - Breast pain (mastalgia)

Chapter 82 - Lumps in the breast

Chapter 83 - Abnormal uterine bleeding

Chapter 84 - Lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women

Chapter 85 - Premenstrual syndrome

Chapter 86 - The menopause and osteoporosis

Chapter 87 - Vaginal discharge

Chapter 88 - Domestic violence and sexual assault

Chapter 89 - Basic antenatal care

Chapter 90 - High-risk pregnancy

Chapter 91 - Postnatal care

Part 6 MEN'S HEALTH

Chapter 92 - Scrotal pain Chapter 93 - Inguinoscrotal lumps Chapter 94 - Disorders of the penis Chapter 95 - Disorders of the prostate

Part 7 SEXUALLY RELATED PROBLEMS

Chapter 96 - The infertile couple Chapter 97 - Sexual dysfunction Chapter 98 - Sexually transmitted diseases

Part 8 PROBLEMS OF THE SKIN

Chapter 99 - A diagnostic and management approach to skin problems

Chapter 100 - Pruritus

Chapter 101 - Common skin problems

Chapter 102 - Acute skin eruptions

Chapter 103 - Skin ulcers

Chapter 104 - Common lumps and bumps

Chapter 105 - Pigmented skin lesions

Part 9 COMMON CONTINUING MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS

Chapter 106 - Alcohol problems

Chapter 107 - Allergic disorders including hay fever

Chapter 108 - Anxiety

Chapter 109 - Asthma

Chapter 110 - Epilepsy Chapter 111 - Hypertension Chapter 112 - Dyslipidaemia Chapter 113 - Rational prescribing

Part 10 ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Chapter 114 - Emergency care Chapter 115 - Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks Chapter 116 - Common skin wounds and foreign bodies Chapter 117 - Common fractures and dislocations Chapter 118 - Major trauma

Chapter 119 - The doctor's bag and other emergency equipment Chapter 120 - The treatment room and equipment Chapter 121 - Common sporting injuries

Part 11 ABORIGINAL HEALTH

Chapter 122 - The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Part 12 EVERYDAY PRACTICE TIPS

Chapter 123 - Nitty-gritty problems A—Z (a summary)

APPENDICES

Appendix I-VI

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