This subcategory offers ebooks and digital textbooks on the topics of both clinical and internal medicine.
Clinical medicine is a field that concentrates primarily on the practice and study of medicine based direct examination of the patient, as opposed to other science fields that focus more on the theoretical and basics of medicine.
In clinical medicine, practitioners first hand assess patients in order to diagnose them, treat them and prevent illness or disease. This process begins with the conduction of a medical interview, which includes a chief complaint, the history of the complaint or illness, the patient’s hobbies and occupation, current medication, medical history, social history, and last of all family history. To those who have ever taken a trip to their GP, these might sound familiar!
Physical examination procedures include devices such as stethoscopes, thermometers and tongue depressors. Blood tests, biopsies and other relevant medical tests also come under clinical medical practice.
Those working in internal medicine have particular expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. They can deal with complex medical problems, involving multiple symptoms and conditions and recognising when a further speciality opinion or care is required.
Doctors who specialise in internal medicine are part of the acute medical workforce. This includes those who practice acute medicine and other physician specialities such as diabetes, endocrinology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, cardiology, renal medicine and rheumatology.
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