Lecture Notes: The Social Basis of Medicine

Lecture Notes: The Social Basis of Medicine

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Following the GMCa€™s call for greater social and behavioural science input into undergraduate medical education, this brand new title in the Lecture Notes series provides an understanding of how education, social class, family, economics and occupational circumstances, as well as cultural and ethnic influences, shape patients and health professionals alike. A deeper appreciation and understanding of these issues can have a positive effect on clinical diagnosis and practice. Emphasising clinical relevance at all times, the book features photographs and line drawings to illustrate key points, and case studies that provide real-life illustrations of the points discussed. It also contains 'points of view' boxes which encourage critical thinking and challenge the reader to come up with their own explanations for the phenomena described. Lecture Notes: The Social Basis of Medicine provides information and materials useful not only for undergraduate medical students, but also for recently graduated and practising doctors who wish to have a greater understanding of, and to develop their skills in, this area.Open access services and a#39;walk-ina#39; clinics will assist in changing the role of hospitals as well as control costs to a certain extent. ... Private health care in the UK While everyone is entitled to health care that is free at point of delivery in the UK, a significant proportion of the population pay for private medical ... Recent data show that there has been an increase in the number of doctors doing private work.

Title:Lecture Notes: The Social Basis of Medicine
Author:Andrew Russell
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-04-13


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