Southern Regional Health Authority Launches Medical Book With Novel Approach

The Southern Regional Health Authority, a statutory body of the Ministry of Health will host the launch of the book, Clinical Dialogues in Hospital Medicine on Wednesday, March 4 at the Manchester Club.

The book which is a novel approach to medical writing is expected to be an invaluable aid to medical students, residents, general practitioners and possibly Consultants involved in teaching anywhere in the world.

Clinical Dialogues in Hospital Medicine is written by Dr. Gabriel Ukala, a Consultant Physician and acting Head of Internal Medicine at the Mandeville Regional Hospital. The book which was published in Jamaica and released December 2014 is a representation of classic ward round proceedings.

Dr. Ukala said the book is based on his clinical experiences in Jamaica over the years and “documents classical medical ward round proceedings featuring well-researched and appropriately illustrated common as well as rare conditions encountered on ward rounds.”

“It is a clinical companion which provides clear, simple and systematic approaches to several difficult medical topics including ECG interpretation” Dr. Ukala added.

The Southern Regional Health Authority which is responsible for health care delivery in the parishes of Manchester, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth lauds the initiative by one of its very own medical doctors.