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Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice

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ISBN: 978-0-323-52740-8

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Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice , 6th Edition

By Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA; Edited by Darwin L. Brown, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, Daniel T. Vetrosky, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA and Tamara S Ritsema, PhD, MPH, PA-C/R

800 pages
Copyright 2018
$103.99, Online Product, Reference

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Entering its 6th edition, Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice is the only text that covers all aspects of the physician assistant profession, the PA curriculum, and the PA’s role in clinical practice. It is designed as a highly visual and practical resource to be used across the spectrum of lifelong learning, enabling students and practicing PAs to thrive in a rapidly changing health care system.

Key Features

  • Teaches how to prepare for each core clinical rotation and common electives, as well as how to work with atypical patient populations such as homeless patients and patients with disabilities.
  • A succinct, bulleted writing style; convenient tables; practical case studies; and clinical application questions throughout enable you to master key concepts and clinical applications.
  • Helps you master all the core competencies needed for certification or recertification.

New to this Edition

  • Addresses all six Physician Assistant Competencies, as well as providing guidance for the newly graduated PA entering practice.
  • Includes quick-use resources, such as objectives and key points sections for each chapter, tip boxes with useful advice, abundant tables and images, and 134 updated case studies.
  • Features chapters for the 7 core clinical rotations and 5 common electives, with key guidance on how to prepare effectively and what to expect.
  • Provides updated health policy information, expanded information about international programs, cultural competencies, and pearls and pitfalls on working internationally as a PA.
  • Outlines the basic principles of Interprofessional Education - an important new trend in medical education nationally.
  • New chapters cover: Maximizing Your Education, Future of the Profession, Principles of PA Education, Managing Stress and Burnout, and many other topics.

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Author Information

By Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington; Director of International Affairs, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Johns Creek, Georgia; Edited by Darwin L. Brown, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, Academic Director School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program Creighton University Omaha, NE, USA ; Daniel T. Vetrosky, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, Associate Professor (Ret) Department of Physician Assistant Studies University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA and Tamara S Ritsema, PhD, MPH, PA-C/R, Associate Professor Department of Physician Assistant Studies George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA Senior Lecturer Physician Associate Programme St. George's, University of London, London, GBR

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