•Written by the European expert on family medicine, this book offers theory enforced with practical case studies and reflections
Modern family healthcare is under a lot of pressure, from insecurity when it comes to diagnosis and prescription behavior, to delivering quality assistance while balancing a large number of patients, There is need for reform - but before reform, there must be a vision. Not only for daily healthcare, but also for education - because in education lays the roots for social change.
By means of real patient testimonies and examples of daily consultations, this book focuses on family medicine. It pays special attention to the practical side of social determinants, diagnostics and therapy, and surrounding factors. Family Medicine and Primary Care emphasizes the importance of qualitative work by general practitioners, correct education, and informed policies. It is a practical guide for high-level family medicine, with input from international experts.
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About the Author
Jan De Maeseneer is Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Ghent University. Since 1996 he has been a member of the Wonca International Classification Committee (WICC), which produces the International Classification of Primary Care, and of the Research Committee from the World Organization of Family Doctors. He is the Director of the International Centre for Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, designated by the World Health Organization as a "WHO-Collaborating Center on Primary health Care". He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (London, UK) and was laureate of the Belgian Francqui Chair in 2014-2015.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Personal View on the History of Family Medicine and Primary Care Jan De Maeseneer 13
Chapter 2 Dealing with Social Determinants and Diversity Jan De Maeseneer Sara Willems Veerle Vyncke Stéphanie De Maesschalck 39
Chapter 3 Goal-Oriented Care: a Paradigm Shift for Multi-morbidity? Jan De Maeseneer Pauline Boeckxstaens 55
Chapter 4 Decision-Making in Care and Prevention: a Complex Task Jan De Maeseneer Veerle Piessens Stefan Heytens 69
Chapter 5 Towards a Socially Accountable Pharmaceutical Industry? Jan De Maeseneer Thierry Christiaens 83
Chapter 6 The Quality of Care and the Care for Quality Jan De Maeseneer An De Sutter 103
Chapter 7 Training (Family) Physicians and Health Care Professionals for the 21st Century Jan De Maeseneer Peter Pype Myriam Deveugele 121
Chapter 8 Policy Change: from Care for Individuals and Families towards Accountability for a Population Jan De Maeseneer 145
Chapter 9 How to Pay Family Medicine and Primary Care? Jan De Maeseneer 163
Chapter 10 Family Medicine and Primary Care in an International Context Jan De Maeseneer Peter Decat Anselme Derese 185
Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at the Crossroads of Societal Change Jan De Maeseneer 201
Epilogue Jan-Jakob Delanoye 215
Curriculum Vitae; Professor Jan De Maeseneer An De Sutter 221
List of Acronyms 227