Primary Health Care in the Making

  • Ulrich Laaser
  • Raoul Senault
  • Herbert Viefhues

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. The Physician and Primary Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Changing Mentality in Medical Training

    3. Primary Health Care by the Physician and Allied Personnel

      1. A. Geiger
        Pages 46-48
      2. A. A. Talbot, P. Curtis, L. MacLaren, A. F. Sanchez, R. Bissonette
        Pages 49-59
      3. Ulrich Laaser, Raoul Senault, Herbert Viefhues
        Pages 67-69
      4. H. E. Kerek-Bodden, P. Kramer, E. Schach, F. W. Schwartz
        Pages 80-85
      5. W. Koenig, U. Keil, J. Stieber, A. Döring, S. J. Pöppl, W. Mraz
        Pages 109-115
  3. Special Groups for Primary Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Maternal and Child Care

      1. M. Nikolić, M. Gec, G. Nikolić, G. Sbutega
        Pages 119-121
      2. M. Gec, M. Nikolić, V. Sulovic, G. Sbutega
        Pages 122-124
    3. Childhood and Adolescence

    4. The Occupational Setting

      1. W. Maschewsky
        Pages 167-169
      2. M. T. Tenconi, A. Taccola, C. Mercuri, G. B. Gotti, M. R. Spina, G. Bellotti
        Pages 170-174
      3. I. Weber, J. Siegrist
        Pages 175-178
      4. K. Undeutsch, C. Halhuber
        Pages 179-182
      5. W. Huber, E. Marquard, W. K. Schreiber
        Pages 183-187
      6. S. Poser, P. Denecke, H. Friedrich, R. Schipper
        Pages 188-191
      7. S. Koifman, V. L. G. Blank, J. A. M. Souza
        Pages 192-196
      8. J. S. Vobecky, J. Vobecky, D. Shapcott
        Pages 197-204
      9. U. Canaris, J. Toppich
        Pages 205-208
    5. Environmental Risks

    6. The Chronically Ill

      1. U. Gerhardt
        Pages 227-229

About these proceedings


Since the historieal conference held in Alma Ata in 1978, it has been possible to observe a reorientation of the medical profession. More and more, issues of health enter the stage and curative medicine is not just loosing ground but some interest. 'How effective is health education?' and 'Whose task is primary pre­ vention?' are questions which stimulate great concern and public debate. It seems also to be the first time since the last decades of the 19th century that the social dimension of health receives adequate consideration. Thus the reeent publication of the so-called Black Report on Inequalities in Health (Penguin 1982) led to a heated discussion in Great Britain, certainly of relevance to many other countries. The 6 years since 1978 are much too short a time to proceed far towards 'Health for All', as the slogan of the World Health Organization puts it, but the concepts are spelled out, vaguely but convincing to many of us. It is the right time to discuss first experiences and to move from philosophy to empiri­ eal work. This work - as it relates to the process evolving since Alma Ata - is characterized by participation, cooperation and prevention: Participation, because 'disease' concerns only the individual patient, his or her family and immediate social environment, while 'health' concerns everyone and should involve everyone. It is a task of the whole of society rather than the domaine of a single profession or party.


Health World Health Organization care education health care management medicine organizations philosophy prevention rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Laaser
    • 1
  • Raoul Senault
    • 2
  • Herbert Viefhues
    • 3
  1. 1.Deutsches Institut zur Bekämpfung des hohen BlutdruckesHeidelberg 1Germany
  2. 2.Centre de Medecine PreventiveVandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CédexFrance
  3. 3.Bochum 1Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69979-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69977-1
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