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Title: Back to the Future. Reflections on General Practice in a Changing World
Editors: De Lepeleire, Jan
Contributors: Allin, J
Degryse, J
Roex, Ann
Zebiene, E
De Cort, Paul
Schol, Sandrina
Schoenmakers, Birgitte
Van Royen, Paul
Heyrman, Jan
Aertgeerts, Bert
Buntinx, Frank
Iliffe, S
Greenhalgh, T
Grol, Richard
De Maeseneer, J
Denekens, J
Meeus, P
Brems, Marleen
Van Boxem, Geert
Dewilde, Dominique
Van Damme, Jan
Van Baelen, Sabina
Southgate, L
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Garant
Abstract: Part I deals with General Practice training. How has it evolved in the last few decades? What effect has the political unification of Europe had on GP training, and what challenges can we expect? How do developments and new trends in society as a whole, such as lifelong learning and social constructivism, shape GP training?

Part II focuses on research in General Practice. In this part the European research agenda is developed and described. In General Practice nowadays a lot of attention goes to ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’: medical care supported by thorough research. Is this a scourge or a blessing? In the last chapter the question arises whether the complex discipline of General Practice with its own epidemiological context needs its own research methods specifically adapted to the discipline.

In Part III issues in General Practice are examined from a wider social perspective. Continuing feminisation of the profession and objectives of high quality care require continuous adjustments to new situations and profound changes. These changes pose challenges for doctors, the entire sector and society as a whole. What are the standards that need to be implemented? Moreover, all these changes take place in a society that is further subjected to industrialisation, globalisation, glocalisation and modernisation.

The 23 contributing authors are GPs, practising in Belgium, Lithuania, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
ISBN: 978-90-441-2386-9
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: ABe
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
Family Medicine Teaching Methodology and Practicals - miscellaneous

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