© 1983

Primary Health Care

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nigel C. H. Stott
    Pages 1-12
  3. Nigel C. H. Stott
    Pages 13-20
  4. Nigel C. H. Stott
    Pages 21-32
  5. Nigel C. H. Stott
    Pages 33-55
  6. Nigel C. H. Stott
    Pages 93-103
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 105-113

About this book


This book is about four ways of using the consultation in primary health care. One ofthem is very familiar, the other three a little less so. But they should all be as much a part of the repertoire of doctor or nurse as examining some system of the body or relieving pain and discomfort. If each is not used when appropriate, the full potential of the consultation is not achieved. This is the practical message of the book. Simultaneously it is concerned with the more theoretical problems of clarifying the role of the generalist in contemporary medicine and of relating it to the wider world of people's day-to-day lives and decisions and to their interest in seeking health for their children and themselves. Is primary care too broad and general to be manageable? Is it a pot-pourri derived from other disciplines or is it distinct? If distinct, exactly how does it differ and can its principles be stated in a clear and practical way? How can it respond effectively to people's wants and needs? The same four uses of the consultation, presented in a diagram which can be easily remembered, serve as a simple map for outlining the role of the doctor or nurse in primary care. The details of the map are filled in with clinical anecdotes and copious reference to studies from all over the world.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General Practice Welsh National School of MedicineThe Health CentreWalesUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Primary Health Care
  • Book Subtitle Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
  • Authors N.C.H. Stott
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-12621-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-1346-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 114
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Practice / Family Medicine
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