The Tenth Edition of this classic text provides the best foundation for performing physical examination and taking the patient history. The book features a beautiful full-color art program and a clear, simple two-column format, with highly visual step-by-step examination techniques on the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses on the right.
This updated edition has an increased evidence-based focus. New boxes at the end of each health history section model effective interviewing and communication techniques. The pediatrics chapter has been broken into several chapters based on developmental stages, a separate chapter on pain assessment has been added, and the mental status chapter has been revised to focus also on psychosocial assessment. This edition also features an upgraded art program and a new Head-to-Toe Examination visual appendix. Features
- NEW: Health Promotion sections have been extensively updated and expanded in all chapters, with new and revised national guidelines, pertinent screening tools, and more information about ways to help patients prevent disease and optimize their health across all settings and age groups.
- NEW: Detailed content on Pain Assessment is included in Chapter 4 (General Survey, Vital Signs, and Pain).
- NEW: New chapter presents Assessment of Mental Health Status and Behavior to encompass the psychosocial dimensions of care.
- NEW: Evidence-based content has been increased, with pertinent findings, avenues for research, and references/suggested readings added across the entire book.
- NEW: More than 50 new line drawings and photos have been added.
- Illustrated reviews of pertinent anatomy and physiology begin each body-system chapter.
- Extensive health history sections review essential interview questions and common symptoms related to each body region.
- Classic two-column format guides the approach to physical examination, distinguishing techniques from findings for quick reference.
- Detailed Tables of Abnormalities provide a guide to differential diagnosis and expose students to the scope of variations and problems they are likely to encounter in practice.
- Separate chapters on special populations allow students to understand approaches and common concerns within a broader context for pregnant women, children, and older adults.