oa South African Family Practice - Can family medicine extricate itself from the shackles of biomedicine? : editorial

Volume 46, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Editorial Towards the close of last year (2003), there was an intensive and healthy debate amongst FAMEC members on the issue of the place of the district hospital in the lives and training of family physicians. The debate continues albeit with reduced intensity. Two strands appear to have emerged from this debate: i) Uncritical and over-whelming enthusiasm for the district hospital ii) A critical minority welcoming the district hospital but to proceed with caution in defense of the nascent independent status of primary health care physicians. Both strands appear to be agreed on one fundamental issue, i.e. the training of ..

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