Medicine for Consumers provides students with an overview of the world of medicine with special emphasis on topics that are important to patients and consumers. The volume covers the basics of medical information and training, allied health professions, insurance issues, how to improve personal health throughout the lifespan, and more.

Through 41 chapters, the book provides both consumers and future physicians with critical information that will help them navigate the world of medicine. The book explores the history of medical education, the basics of inpatient and outpatient care, various medical and surgical specialties, an introduction to the pharmaceutical industry, the importance of sound nutrition and regular exercise to health, and more. Additional chapters address mental health issues, patient satisfaction, medical myths, determining a diagnosis, and physical therapy. The text provides students with the opportunity to analyze, gather, and use newfound information to make the best possible health care choices, both for themselves and for future patients.

Medicine for Consumers is an excellent resource for general health courses and foundational courses for medical professionals in training. The text could also serve as a valuable resource for practicing health care professionals.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCognella Academic Publishing
Number of pages278
ISBN (Print)978-1-5165-2610-9
StatePublished - 2019


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