Handbook of Family Medicine, 4th Edition (EPUB)


Bob Mash

  • Learning objectives and mind maps, case studies, questions.
  • Focus on the needs of family doctors in South Africa.
  • Applicable to the training of clinical associates in primary health care and rural settings.
  • Figures, diagrams and tables to make text easily accessible for rural doctors.
  • Real life case studies.

New to this Edition:

  • Approaches to a wider range of symptoms and conditions seen.
  • New ways of understanding the consultation and patientcentred communication.
  • Core dimensions of effective primary care systems.
  • The role of the family physician in leadership and clinical governance activities.
  • New models and ideas for community orientated primary care.
  • How to develop the primary care team through education and learning together.


The Handbook of Family Medicine is an essential guide for medical generalists working in an African context. This valuable educational resource is produced by the South African Academy of Family Physicians, and includes contributors from the Departments of Family Medicine in South Africa. The text is directed at undergraduate medical students and registrars, who are completing postgraduate training in family medicine, and is a useful resource for family physicians, general practitioners, interns, medical officers, clinical associates, clinical nurse practitioners and allied health care workers in the primary care setting.

Table of contents:

Chapter 1 – A different context of care

Chapter 2 – The consulation

Chapter 3 – Family-orientated primary care

Chapter 4 – Core dimensions of primary care

Chapter 5 – An approach to common symptoms

Chapter 6 – Managing common conditions

Chapter 7 – Community orientated primary care: where is the doctor

Chapter 8 – Leadership and clinical governance

Chapter 9 – Developing the primary care team

Chapter 10 – Family medicine ethics

Chapter 11 – Evidence- based Family medicine

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Published: 02 November 2017
  • 540 Pages
  • ISBN: 9780190429218

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