This book is for those who still carefully examine their patients and for those of you who wish to learn how to do so. You develop and practice, and then learn to trust, your health history and physical examination skills.In this book we give you the tools to do that.
Learn to listen to the patient-most often he or she will tell you what is wrong (and right) and what you can do to meet his or her health care needs. Then learn to inspect, examine, and listento the person’s body. The data are all there and are accessible to you by using just a few extra tools. (Physical Examination and Health Assessment 8th Edition; Carolyn Jarvis; Elsevier ; Preface: Page 13)