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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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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

Forthcoming

Hassan Salah, Michael Kidd
October 30, 2018

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...

Every Doctor: Healthier Doctors = Healthier Patients

Every Doctor: Healthier Doctors = Healthier Patients

Forthcoming

Leanne Rowe, Michael Kidd
September 05, 2018

‘With intelligence and keen insight based on extensive clinical, organisational and life experience, Drs Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd deliver a powerful wake-up call to doctors. Writing with warmth and empathy but no holds barred, they ask us to 'get our own house in order' for the benefit of all...

How To Do Primary Care Research

How To Do Primary Care Research

Forthcoming

Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Robert Mash
August 17, 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...

Family Medicine: The Classic Papers

Family Medicine: The Classic Papers

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

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

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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