Longitudinal Care

  • P. Tennyson Williams


The family is the major unit through which long-term relationships and caring are developed and nurtured in our culture. The consideration of longitudinal care is focused through the family. The provision of longitudinal medical care of families is the heart of family medicine, since it is here that all the functions of family practice come together—prevention, problem solving, integration, provision of continuity, evaluation and use of family dynamics and human interaction, and implementation of traditional medical care.


Family Physician Health Belief Health Belief Model Marital Quality Anticipatory Guidance 


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