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Primary Care Revisited

Interdisciplinary Perspectives for a New Era

  • An up-to-date comprehensive and interdisciplinary book on contemporary primary health care that will appeal to both researchers and practitioners

  • Collates medical views with non-health professional contributions from law, public policy, housing management, data science, information technology and mass communications

  • An essential tool for professionals in executive, planning and developmental positions, as well as professionals in training in primary care

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Principles of Primary Care and Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Renewal of Primary Care

      • Ben Y. F. Fong, Vincent Law
      Pages 3-21
    3. Philosophy of Primary Health Care

      • Albert Lee
      Pages 23-38
    4. Sustainable Healthcare Systems

      • Margaret Tung, Sukhpreet Kaur
      Pages 51-66
    5. The Role of the Mass Media in Health Care

      • Anthony Y. H. Fung, Alex H. Y. Lau
      Pages 67-79
    6. Public-Private Partnership in Primary Care

      • Katy N. W. Wong, Francesca Quattri
      Pages 81-95
  3. Care Models and Practices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. Health-Promoting Workplaces

      • Vincent Law
      Pages 115-133
    3. Prevention of Falls and Capturing Fractures in the Community

      • W. T. Ho, Ronald M. Y. Wong, W. H. Cheung
      Pages 135-155
    4. Community Rehabilitation

      • Thomas Man Chi Dao, Liio Wai Kit Poon
      Pages 157-173
    5. Primary Care for Older Adults

      • Chor Ming Lum
      Pages 175-188
    6. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues

      • Connie Chu, Jimmy Tsui
      Pages 189-208
  4. Social Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209
    2. Equity, Quality, and Gatekeeping

      • Tommy K. C. Ng, Ben Y. F. Fong, Marcus H. T. Fung
      Pages 211-223
    3. Social Responsibility and Ethics in Health Care

      • Tiffany C. H. Leung, Jacky C. K. Ho
      Pages 225-240
    4. Health Seeking Behaviour: Doctor Shopping

      • Fowie Ng, Graeme D. Smith, Chun Cheong Ma, Leon Wai Li
      Pages 241-252

About this book

This book adopts an interdisciplinary approach with a wide scope of perspectives on primary healthcare, describing related principles, care models, practices and social contexts. It combines aspects of development, research and education applied in primary health care, providing practitioners and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and delivery models of healthcare in community settings. It covers the practical, philosophical and scholarly issues pertinent to the delivery, financing, planning, ethics, health politics, professional and technological development, resources, and monitoring in primary health care. Contributors are from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds, bringing together collective expertise in mainstream medicine, nursing, allied health, Chinese medicine, health economics, administration, law, public policy, housing management, information technology and mass communications. As such, the book does not follow the common clinical practice or service-based approach found in most texts on primary care.The contents will serve as a useful reference work for policymakers, researchers, community health practitioners, health executives and higher education students.

Keywords

  • Primary care medicine
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Community health practice
  • Integrated care
  • Ageing population
  • Social responsibility
  • Environment and housing
  • Primary care in the context of environment and housing
  • Social marketing
  • Non-government organisations
  • Sustainable Health Care Systems
  • The role of the mass media in primary care
  • Public private partnership in primary care
  • Palliative care
  • Elderly care
  • Non-government organisations and volunteers
  • Emergency services and preparedness for disasters
  • Health care policy

Reviews

“The primary audience is medical practitioners in Hong Kong … . This book brings additional perspective to the worldwide discussion of how to deliver health care to populations by focusing on a region not commonly considered in current discussions.” (Vincent F Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, November 13, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

    Ben Yuk Fai Fong, Vincent Tin Sing Law

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong, China

    Albert Lee

About the editors

Dr Ben Fong is a family doctor and a specialist in community medicine. He holds an Honorary Clinical Associate Professorship at the two local medical schools in Hong Kong, and is interested in primary care, health care systems and family medicine. Ben has been the Deputy Medical Superintendent of Prince Henry Hospital in Sydney, the Director of the University Health Service, and Senior Assistant Commissioner of the Auxiliary Medical Service of the Government. He commissioned the Union Hospital and Ruttonjee Hospital. 

Dr Vincent Law is a senior lecturer in the School of Professional Education and Executive Development at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He teaches social sciences, applied sciences, and management subjects, and is an experienced researcher in social sciences and public policy. In recent years, he has participated in some large-scale consultancies and research projects for both the government and private organisations. He has authored several academic journal papers and three books on Chinese wisdom and its contemporary application (in Chinese).

Professor Albert Lee, MD, LLM with distinction (Arbitration and DR), is the Founding Director of the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, and Associate Dean of General Education of Wu Yee Sun College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) US, an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, UK,  a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Vice President of the UNESCO-HK Association. He has served as a WHO Advisor/Consultant since 2003 and has contributed models of care for school health which are applicable internationally. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Primary Care Revisited

  • Book Subtitle: Interdisciplinary Perspectives for a New Era

  • Editors: Ben Yuk Fai Fong, Vincent Tin Sing Law, Albert Lee

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2521-6

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-2520-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-2523-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-2521-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 393

  • Number of Illustrations: 34 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Primary Care Medicine, Social Care, Health Care Management, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Ageing

Buying options

eBook USD 69.99 USD 129.00
46% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-2521-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 89.99 USD 169.99
47% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 89.99 USD 169.99
47% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)