Primary Health Care in the Making

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U. Laaser, R. Senault, H. Viefhues
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Medical - 548 pages
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.
 

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Contents

A Changing Mentality in Medical Training
3
J Gofin N Mainemer and S L Kark
17
B Primary Health Care by the Physician and Allied Personnel
31
Social Work in Health Care Services
46
F Fontana and A Orsini
60
H Noack
74
H D Klimm
90
Patel
105
F Migrants in Germany
281
H Mergerian and W Bommer
294
A Education for Health through Participation
312
The Challenge of Participation
320
B Learning from the Third World Experience
335
Maternal Transmission of Hepatitis B and Its Prevention
352
B Saxena
370
W Bichmann
386

Gec M Nikolić V Sulovic and G Sbutega
122
U Laaser and P Allhoff
135
R Fehr and E O Krasemann
150
The Occupational Setting
167
K Undeutsch and C Halhuber
179
S Koifman V L G Blank and J A M Souza
192
U Canaris and J Töppich
205
W Jedrychowski M Krzyzanowski and B Wojtyniak
223
A Füller
240
Multiple Sclerosis and Geophysical Factors
252
Brenner W Böker K Andres and W G Stramke
267
F Schmidt
402
E Poetter L P Krall K Huth F W Schmahl
408
W P Tseng
424
P S Sever
442
U Härtel U Kail V Cairns A Döring and J Stieber
456
B Ravnikar N Erzen P Jezersek J Turk and D Zrimsek
468
H Wenzel und U Laaser
483
A Füller and R Pitsch
500
K Becker and B Laugsch
516
Subject Index
541
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