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TitleUrban Family Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Richard B. Birrer
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1987
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Descript XV, 1300 p. 2 illus. online resource


Now, more than ever, Family Medicine is alive and well in the United States. The base of this medical specialty has traditionally been in the smaller cities, suburban communities, and rural areas of this country. Over the past decade, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary care in our major metropolitan areas as a solution to the high tech subspecialty pace of the tertiary care environment. A rebirth of urban family medicine has accompanied these pioneering efforts. To date, the accomplishments are substantial and the prospects are bright. There is still a long way to go and there are a significant number of hurdles to cross. Although diseases are generally the same wherever you are, their effects as illness on the individual and the family are strongly influenced by the environment and social milieu. Urban families have distinctive and diverse problems-cultural, economic, and ethnic. Training proยญ grams situated in the large cities must recognize these issues and include special emphasis on the situations that the family physician is likely to encounter during and after his training. There is very little research literature on the background and nature of special urban problems and these areas are the subject of several chapters of this long overdue volume devoted specifically to urban family medicine. Dr. Birrer has persuaded true experts to share their knowledge with the reader


I The Urban Family Physician -- 1 Urban Family Medicine: An Historical Overview -- 2 Urban Family Practice: Breadth and Scope -- II The Urban Family -- 3 Family Structure and Function -- 4 Family Organization and Dynamics -- 5 The Family Life Cycle in the Urban Context -- III Physician-Patient Interaction -- 6 Doctor-Patient Communication -- 7 Working with Family Systems and Biopsychosocial Problems in Family Practice -- 8 Compliance: An Urban Nightmare -- 9 The Urban High-Risk Patient -- IV Medical Records -- 10 Urban Family Mapping -- V Urban Preventive Medicine -- 11 Screening and Choice of Diagnostic Tests -- VI Common Medical Problems in the Urban Sector -- 12 Issues in the Health Care of the Urban Adolescent -- 13 Alcohol and Drug Abuse in an Urban Environment -- 14 Care of the Urban Elderly -- 15 Psychiatry and the Urban Family Practitioner -- 16 Epidemiologic Concerns of Urban Family Practice -- VII The Primary Care Team -- 17 Primary Care Team -- 18 Physical Therapy and Urban Family Medicine -- 19 Community Resources -- 20 Home Visits -- 21 Urban Community Diagnosis: A Tool for Community-Oriented Family Practice -- 22 The Periodic Health Examination in Adults -- 23 Periodic Health Screening in Children: Urban Implications -- 24 Medical Ethics in Urban Family Medicine -- VIII Systems and Subsystems of Urban Medical Care -- 25 Practice Options in Urban Family Practice -- IX Cross-Cultural Medicine -- 26 Cross-Cultural Medicine: Overview -- 27 Traditional Medicine Among Mexican-Americans -- 28 Families of Mexican Descent: A Contextual Approach -- 29 Traditional Medicine and the Urban Black American Patient -- 30 Medical Practice Among Haitians -- 31 The Indochinese Patient -- X Training for Inner-City Family Practice -- 32 Graduate Training for Urban Family Practice -- 33 Training for Inner-City Family Practice: Experience of the Montefiore Medical Center -- XI Important Issues in Family Practice -- 34 Managing Your Practice in the 1980s -- 35 Legal Aspects of Family Practice -- 36 Issues in Family Medicine Research -- 37 The Future of Urban Family Medicine

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