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WONCA Family Medicine


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The WONCA Family Medicine series is a collection of books written by world-wide experts and practitioners of family medicine, in collaboration with The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

WONCA is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1972 by member organizations in 18 countries. It now has 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors and more than 90 per cent of the world’s population.

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Migrant Health: A Primary Care Perspective

Migrant Health: A Primary Care Perspective

1st Edition

Bernadette N. Kumar, Esperanza Diaz
June 21, 2019

In this time of large-scale global migration at levels unrivalled since World War II, primary care practitioners are providing the first line of care to economic migrants and refugees. In doing so, they face daily the considerable challenges that this heterogenic group brings in terms of...

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Primary Health Care for Universal Health Coverage

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Primary Health Care for Universal Health Coverage

1st Edition

Hassan Salah, Michael Kidd
April 08, 2019

This joint publication from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) provides a concise analysis of the state of family practice in the 22 countries spread over North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia, i.e. the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR...

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Universal Health Coverage and Quality Primary Care

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Universal Health Coverage and Quality Primary Care

1st Edition

Hassan Salah, Michael Kidd
February 28, 2019

This is the first book to analyze in depth the current causes of shortage of family physicians and the relative weakness of the family practice model in many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.  Focusing on engagement with the private health sector in scaling up family practice, the...

Primary Health Care around the World: Recommendations for International Policy and Development

Primary Health Care around the World: Recommendations for International Policy and Development

1st Edition

Chris Van Weel, Amanda Howe
October 30, 2018

This unique book is the first to bring together primary care experiences from around the world, with emphasis on non-Western regions. Utilising published articles that profile different countries’ primary health care, accompanied by expert commentaries, the book consolidates global primary health...

How To Do Primary Care Research

How To Do Primary Care Research

1st Edition

Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Robert Mash
October 12, 2018

This practical ‘How To’ guide talks the reader step-by-step through designing, conducting and disseminating primary care research, a growing discipline internationally. The vast majority of health care issues are experienced by people in community settings, who are not adequately represented by...

Every Doctor: Healthier Doctors = Healthier Patients

Every Doctor: Healthier Doctors = Healthier Patients

1st Edition

Leanne Rowe, Michael Kidd
September 04, 2018

"Every Doctor spoke to me deeply and personally … as we face the challenges of 21st Century medical practice, I felt cared for, much like I do when visiting my personal family doctor. Every Doctor will speak to you as well." Associate Professor Sandy Buchman, Family Physician Practising in...

Family Medicine: The Classic Papers

Family Medicine: The Classic Papers

1st Edition

Michael Kidd, Iona Heath, Amanda Howe
August 02, 2016

Containing papers carefully compiled for both their historical importance and contemporary relevance, Family Medicine: The Classic Papers brings together a team of experts, led by global family medicine leaders Michael Kidd, Iona Heath and Amanda Howe, who explain the importance of each selected...

International Perspectives on Primary Care Research

International Perspectives on Primary Care Research

1st Edition

Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Bob Mash
April 25, 2016

International Perspectives on Primary Care Research examines how the evidence base from primary care research can strengthen health care services and delivery, tackle the growing burden of disease, improve quality and safety, and increase a person-centred focus to health care. Demonstrating the...

The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems: A Guidebook from the World Organization of Family Doctors

The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems: A Guidebook from the World Organization of Family Doctors

1st Edition

Michael Kidd
June 01, 2013

"This guidebook systematically analyses the contribution of family medicine to highquality primary health care in addressing the challenges faced by current health systems, and provides options for moving forward. It serves as a pragmatic guide to potential strategies for putting in place family...

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