First published in 1992 and now in its seventh edition, Murtagh’s Patient Education is the proven international standard for patient education material. This tried-and-tested resource provides GPs, general practice nurses, registrars and pharmacists with accurate, accessible information to distribute to patients.
Written in simple, non-technical language, information on each condition is presented in a concise, friendly, single-page format so it can be easily photocopied or printed and distributed to patients to help them understand and manage their medical condition.
Among the 22 new topics in this latest edition are:
- The Australian National Immunisation Program Schedule
- Ovarian cancer
- Dengue fever
- Advanced care planning
Most of the existing sheets have been revised, including major updates to women’s health topics such as Cystitis, Dysmenorrhoea and Endometriosis, and comprehensive coverage of Cervical Cancer screening replaces Pap test from the previous edition. A reorganisation of content has also created a Mental health section.
About the author
John Murtagh is Emeritus Professor in General Practice at Monash University, Melbourne; Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia; and Guest Professor, Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing, China.