John Murtagh's Patient Education is the essential aid for doctors in practice, general practice nurses, medical students, pharmacists and consumers needing accurate information in an age of internet selfishness. First published in 1992 and w in its sixth edition, it is the proven international standard for patient education material. Written in simple, n-technical language, information on each condition is presented in a concise and friendly single-page format so it can be easily photocopied and distributed to patients to help them understand and manage their medical condition. This edition includes 40 new information sheets, bringing the total number of subjects covered in the book close to 350, and existing sheets and illustrations have been updated with the latest information. Topics covered include, Depression in teenagers, Diabetes type 1 and type 2, Breastfeeding, Postnatal depression, Meningococcal meningitis, Prostrate problems, Osteoarthritis, Hypertension and Anxiety.
John Murtagh, AM, is Executive Director, Education at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Adjunct Professor of General Practice at the Department of Community Medicine and General Practice , Monash University, Victoria, Australia.