Family Oriented Primary Care

Author: Susan H. McDaniel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387263106
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first edition helped bring the family approach to health care into the medical mainstream. This new edition, like the first, provides health care professionals with a practical guide to working with and treating both the individual patient and the family. Tackling challenging and emerging issues, such as AIDS and the family, race and gender, child abuse and domestic violence in addition to pregnancy, child behavior and chronic illness, this volume is sure to be an indispensable guide for primary care providers.

Community oriented primary care

Author: Robert Rhyne
Publisher: Amer Public Health Assn
ISBN: 9780875532363
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This essential book offers a complete set of community-oriented primary care skills for health professionals who need to access these skills quickly & learn the basics in a brief amount of time. It provides a broad view of experiences & processes faced by health professionals & community leaders in addressing a series of health problems for their defined populations. Chapters include an Introduction to Community-Oriented Primary Care, Building a Community-Oriented Primary Care Team, Leadership & Management Techniques for Developing a Community Partnership, Defining & Characterizing Community Denominators, Identifying & Characterizing Community Health Problems, Evaluating Your Intervention, Incorporating Community-Oriented Primary Care into Primary Care & Education & Training.

Ten Minutes for the Family

Author: Eia Asen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415301886
Format: PDF, Docs
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The provision of suitable mental health care is one of the major tasks facing general practitioners and their teams. Family-oriented primary care has moved from doctor-controlled to patient-centred consultations, with a greater emphasis on collaboration. The systemic framework uniquely lends itself to this shift in emphasis, as it views the delivery of care in social rather than merely medical terms. There is now a strong evidence base for the efficacy of systemic approaches in managing many different types of mental health and relationship issues. This text is a practical guide for health professionals working in primary care who wish to improve their management of problem patients, problem families and problem situations. Step-by-step, it introduces both the theory and the practice of the family approach - from interviewing individual patients in routine consultations to conducting specific family crisis meetings. It includes many concrete suggestions for using simple family therapy techniques and encourages the clinician to think about cases constructively. Case histories and patient stories are used extensively to illustrate the techniques as well as boxed information to highlight key points.

Collaborative Health Care

Author: Michael Lyon Glenn
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Within the medical professions, the notion of the family as the basic unit of medical care has attracted a wide following, especially from physicians committed to a psychosocial orientation. Collaborative family-oriented primary care rests on interaction between family physicians and family therapists or counselors. Fundamental to this view is the conviction that one cannot understand a patient's illness without knowing the social, emotional, and biological context in which he or she lives. In addition, the author provides a much-needed examination of the rationale for instituting this type of medical care organization, and how such care can be cost effective, satisfying to patients, and a means to further understanding and research into health and illness.