oa South African Family Practice - South-African Family Practice : reflections from an "outsider" : editorial

Volume 46, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Editorial During the last months I had the privilege to be able to follow most interesting discussions about content and position of family medicine in South-Africa. A first reflection is that the discussion is also most important and relevant for other countries e.g. in Western Europe. The discussion reflects the tension between the intrinsic characteristics of family medicine: first contact with health care system, longitudinal relationship with patients, comprehensive and holistic approach, generalism, integration of curative, preventive, palliative, rehabilitative interventions on the one hand and the question how to implement this in a concrete context of a society on the ..

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