What is the role of Primary Care in today's and tomorrow's society?
How do we deal with an increase in health inequality and the challenges of multi-morbidity?
How do we keep health care accessible and sustainable in the future?
Modern family practices and Primary Care Centres are facing the challenges of increasing globalisation and migration. At the same time, a culture of fear is hurting the principles of solidarity and social justice on which health care systems are based. Practices, and in particular the doctors and health professionals of tomorrow, are in need of a new vision for the future.
Since the 1970s, Primary Care has become the cornerstone of health care, with an all-important role for Family Medicine. Family Medicine and Primary Care reviews this development, and puts it in perspective against the backdrop of today's and tomorrow's fast-moving society. Based on concrete testimonials and an analysis of case studies, this book responds to the most urgent questions of today's family physicians.