Family Medicine and Primary Care

At the Crossroads of Societal Change
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What is the role of Primary Care in today's and tomorrow's society?
How do we deal with an increase in health inequality and the challenges of multi-morbidity?
How do we keep health care accessible and sustainable in the future?

Modern family practices and Primary Care Centres are facing the challenges of increasing globalisation and migration. At the same time, a culture of fear is hurting the principles of solidarity and social justice on which health care systems are based. Practices, and in particular the doctors and health professionals of tomorrow, are in need of a new vision for the future.

Since the 1970s, Primary Care has become the cornerstone of health care, with an all-important role for Family Medicine. Family Medicine and Primary Care reviews this development, and puts it in perspective against the backdrop of today's and tomorrow's fast-moving society. Based on concrete testimonials and an analysis of case studies, this book responds to the most urgent questions of today's family physicians.

Jan De Maeseneer is hoofd van het departement Huisartsgeneeskunde en Eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg aan de Universiteit van Gent. Sinds 1996 is hij lid van het Wonca International Classification Committee (WICC) en directeur van het Internationaal Centrum voor Eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg en Huisartsgeneeskunde. Daarnaast is hij erelid van het Royal College of General Practitioners (Londen, VK) en bekleedde hij in 2014-2015 de Francqui-Leerstoel.

Jan De Maeseneer is Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Ghent University (1991-2017). From 2005 to 2017 he was the Chairman of the European Forum for Primary Care. In 2010 he was appointed Director of the International Centre for Primary Health Care and Family Medicine-Ghent University, a WHO Collaborating Centre on Primary Health Care.

Technische info

Beschikbaar: Verschenen
Formaat: 17cm x 24cm
Verschijningsdatum: 05/09/2017
Afwerking: Paperback
Druk: 2
Aantal pagina's: 200
NUR Omschrijving: Geneeskunde algemeen
Uitgever: LannooCampus