I m a nurse practitioner student The book seems to be good, my only issue was the length of time it took to come which was longer than I would have liked but that has nothing to do with the book itself. A necessary resource A really good way to learn your overall systems examination techniques I have tried a few other phys exam texts, but this one is much detailed and considers the patient as part of the examination rather well. Easy read layout, great content with normal and abnormal findings Really recommend this book for Masters Level, History Taking and Physical Assessment courses A book I will revert back to once course is over too. I truly recommend this book I m doing the Physical Assessment Course and this book has been a really good help. Excellent book , highly recommend for all students qualified nurses that would like to improved their knowledge. Good Awesome book regarding physical examination but it could have been better if history part would have been elaboratedstill it qualifies the list of books an internal medicine resident must possess.for history part Hutchinson is still the best in my views This is a must if you are studying any health subject.It breaks the information down into bite size chunks Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step by step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision making, and other core assessment skills all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step by step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy to follow two column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities clearly indicated in red with differential diagnoses on the right Bates also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging Clinical pearls , printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSMSignificantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors updated information on STIs new geriatric assessment tools and much New life cycle content , including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is thechoice for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all important physical examination Don t Miss These Additional Resources Bates Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth Edition The Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at the bedside Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination batesvisualguide Recently refilmed, thesevolumes of examination videos as well asadditional OSCEs depict experienced clinicians conducting each of the regional examinations The videos demonstrate visually the varying techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the regional examinations and special populations