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The Handbook of Family Medicine is an essential guide for medical generalists working in an African context. This valuable educational resource is produced by the South African Academy of Family Physicians, and includes contributors from the Departments of Family Medicine in South Africa. The text is directed at undergraduate medical students and registrars, who are completing postgraduate training in family medicine, and is a useful resource for family physicians, general practitioners, interns, medical officers, clinical associates, clinical nurse practitioners and allied health care workers in the primary care setting.

The Handbook of Family Medicine is an essential guide for medical generalists working in an African context. This valuable educational resource is produced by the South African Academy of Family Physicians, and includes contributors from the Departments of Family Medicine in South Africa. The text is directed at undergraduate medical students and registrars, who are completing postgraduate training in family medicine, and is a useful resource for family physicians, general practitioners, interns, medical officers, clinical associates, clinical nurse practitioners and allied health care workers in the primary care setting.

Features

  • Learning objectives and mind maps, case studies, questions
  • Focus on the needs of family doctors in South Africa
  • Applicable to the training of clinical associates in primary health care and rural settings
  • Figures, diagrams and tables to make text easily accessible for rural doctors
  • Real life case studies
  • Approaches to a wider range of symptoms and conditions seen
  • New ways of understanding the consultation and patientcentred communication
  • Core dimensions of effective primary care systems
  • The role of the family physician in leadership and clinical governance activities
  • New models and ideas for community orientated primary care
  • How to develop the primary care team through education and learning together

1A different context of care
2The consulation
3Family-orientated primary care
4Core dimensions of primary care
5An approach to common symptoms
6Managing common conditions
7Community-orientated primary care: where is the doctor
8Leadership and clinical governance
9Developing the primary care team
10Family medicine ethics
11Evidence- based Family medicine
Undergraduate medical students and registrars doing postgraduate training in family medicine. Also useful to community service doctors, medical officers, nurses and allied health care workers.
  • Handbook of Family Medicine 4e



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