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Lechner, A. (2011) Respiratory: an integrated approach to disease
An innovative, organ-specific text that blends basic science with the fundamentals of clinical medicine. It is the perfect companion for medical students transitioning to their clinical years, as well as for practicing physicians who need a user-friendly update on the basic science underlying the practice of clinical medicine.
Gardenhire, DS. and Rau, J.L. (2012) Rau's respiratory care pharmacology
The new edition of this classic resource boasts enhanced readability, a full-colour design, and a new author who brings a fresh perspective on respiratory care pharmacology. This authoritative book provides essential, need-to-know information about respiratory pharmacology in an easy-to-understand format that simplifies complex concepts and prepares you for practice. Completely updated, this edition includes the most recent FDA approved medications and reflects the current state of respiratory care practice in today's health care environment.
Heidbelbaugh (2012) Chronic disease management
This issue covers topics central to the management of the patient with a chronic disease by taking a comprehensive look at: successful/innovative models in chronic disease management, the patient-centred medical home, self-management education and support, major pharmacologic issues in chronic disease management, and more.
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Partridge, M.R. Understanding respiratory medicine: a problem-oriented approach
In this concise practical guide the Editor and Authors combine a symptoms- and problem-based approach with systematic coverage of lung disease - to help students and young professionals to understand respiratory medicine in the round. The first section of the book is devoted to the underlying principles and clinical skills needed - science and disease process, symptoms and signs, examination, and tests. The second section deals with disease specific material, giving due weight and explanation to more common conditions. The third section covers respiratory pharmacology, and the fourth consists of multiple choice review questions. The book is illustrated throughout by case studies, plus photos and diagrams in full colour. Care of patients with respiratory illness is given by a multidisciplinary team, and Understanding Respiratory Medicine is designed to appeal to medical students, young doctor, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, physiological measurement technicians and clinical scientists.
Bourke (2012) Palliative care of respiratory diseases
This book brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both Respiratory Medicine and Palliative Medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. It deals not only with end of life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living their lives with advanced progressive lung disease.