Mastering each aspect of the patient interview and physical exam is fundamental to medical education, resulting in
more accurate diagnostic skills, more effective patient management, and better patient outcomes! Dr. Swartz's Textbook
of Physical Diagnosis is a highly respected reference in this critical area, offering a compassionate, humanistic
approach to the art and science of interviewing and physical examination. From cover to cover, you'll learn how your
interpersonal awareness is just as important in physical diagnosis as your level of skill - and why clinical
competence in this area is essential for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and all members of the
Explores how cultural differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices
and beliefs - which may affect your approach to a patient's treatment.
Features hundreds of high-quality color images, an easy-to-use design, and detailed descriptions of practical
Offers clear, easy-to-understand explanations of interviewing and examination techniques, clinical presentations,
pathophysiology, complementary and alternative medicine, and physical diagnosis standards and tests. All chapters
completely reviewed and revised.
Features a new chapter on deconstructing racism and bias in clinical medicine.
Provides expanded coverage of the musculoskeletal system with more specialty examinations of joints.
Emphasizes precision, accuracy, and critical thinking in clinical assessment.
Highlights clinical ethics and professionalism.
Includes more than 6 hours of in-depth video, featuring step-by-step key aspects of the physical examination for
adults, toddlers, and newborns, important interviewing scenarios, and audio of heart and lung sounds.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures,
and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Section 1 Mastering the Art of Interviewing
1 The Interviewer's Questions
2 The Patient's Responses
3 Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine
4 Putting the History Together
Section 2 Valuing Diversity: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
5 Deconstructing Racism and Bias in Clinical Medicine
Section 3 Understanding the Science of the Physical Examination
6 The Physical Examination
7 Assessment of Nutritional Status
8 The Skin
9 The Head and Neck
10 The Eye
11 The Ear and Nose
12 The Oral Cavity and Pharynx
13 The Chest
14 The Heart
15 The Peripheral Vascular System
16 The Breast
17 The Abdomen
18 Male Genitalia and Hernias
19 Female Genitalia
20 The Musculoskeletal System
21 The Nervous System
22 Putting the Examination Together
Section 4 Evaluating Speciﬁc Patients
23 The Pregnant Patient
24 The Pediatric Patient
25 The Geriatric Patient
26 The Acutely Ill or Injured Patient
Section 5 Putting the Data to Work
27 Precision, Accuracy, and Critical Thinking in Clinical Assessment
28 The Clinical Record
29 The Focused History and Physical Examination
Section 6 Analyzing Ethical Issues in Clinical Medicine
30 Clinical Ethics and Professionalism