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Quick look at Medicine

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Title: Quick look at Medicine

Author: Ian Grandison      

Publisher: Quick Books Ltd

Reviewer: Helen Reeves, clinical nurse manager, St Giles Walsall Hospice

What was it like?

Quick look at Medicine is a book designed to be easy to read and able to deliver relevant information in a manageable way. It aims to provide the reader with information about medicine briefly and clearly. It is divided into 16 chapters and ranges from looking at the body and sickness and health to governance and training and the medicine business. The book looks at how the medical profession came about and how the profession is now today. This title also looks at how the NHS was established and how it has changed since its conception.

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What were the highlights? 

Chapter 14, “Be a GP for a day” is a particular highlight in the book. This chapter details in depth what it is like to be a GP. It explains how a GP surgery is devised and the role that GP partners have in a GP’s surgery. The chapter outlines a GP’s typical day in surgery, it identifies the complexities and the variances of patients and illnesses that they see and treat. This helps to provide the reader with a clearer understanding of why GP surgeries often run late.

Strengths & weaknesses:

The book’s design means that the reader is able to get information about medicine in a manageable manner. Each chapter is small in length but delivers key information about each topic discussed. Also it looks at the different professions that are often involved in the field of medicine, the main focus being of anaesthetists, psychiatrists and nurses. It would be helpful if the book focused on some more of the allied health professions, for example occupational therapists and healthcare assistants so that the reader understands their role in the profession of medicine.

Who should read it?

This book would suit anyone considering a move into medicine. It would suit trainee doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals. It is also well placed for anyone wanting to gain a better insight into medicine and what it entails and covers.   

 

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