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Ideological Debates in Family Medicine Stephen Buetow

Ideological Debates in Family Medicine

Stephen Buetow

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ISBN : 9781600216169
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302 pages
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Thirty-seven international academics, researchers, practitioners, and policy advisors from North America, Europe, and Oceania contribute 26 chapters, ranging from scientific discussions to personal narratives, which offer opposing perspectives on theMoreThirty-seven international academics, researchers, practitioners, and policy advisors from North America, Europe, and Oceania contribute 26 chapters, ranging from scientific discussions to personal narratives, which offer opposing perspectives on the content and process of family medicine. The chapters are organized into pairs--one chapter taking the affirmative position, the other the negative--addressing 13 topics: current definitions vs. future definitions of family medicine, personal care vs. family care, personal care vs. population care, preventive care vs. cure, comprehensive care vs. special interests, tolerating uncertainty vs. seeking certainty, clinical experience vs. precision, rationality vs. emotions, standard practices vs. luxury practices, solo practices vs. group practices, care-as-social good vs. care-as-commodity, optional vs. mandatory personal autonomy, and professionalism vs. managerialism.