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Summary-Doctor to the Barrios

Summary-Doctor to the Barrios



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Published by Jamil Lorca

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Published by: Jamil Lorca on Jan 11, 2009
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Lachica, Mark AlvinComDevBSN034Prof. M. DomingoDoctor to the BarriosI.SummaryDoctor to the barrios is a book pride of Filipinos that is bent by ourformer DOH secretary Dr. Juan Flavier who expanded the advancementof health care delivery most especially and specifically in rural areas.Dr. Flavier with his health care team had stayed with those peopleliving in countryside to scrutinize and considering the inhibiting factorthat limits the people to attain a favorable health. The focal point of the book narrated by Dr. Flavier was the common problem encounteredby the folks in the barrio together with some rural places here in thePhilippines and usual obstructions for health are; low wages, lack of facilities and medical supply, means on how to elevate the healthproblems of the people as well as how a health worker would respondto it and the uncomfortable lodgings at the municipal clinic or healthsttions. The interaction between the health care team and the folks,the health cultures like superstitious beliefs which barrios people hadalready adapted to and the better health orientation for them to follow. The unfolding of the Philippine health setting through his book“Doctor to the Barrios” which was done by Dr. Juan Flavier along withPhilippine Rural Reconstitution Movement have created awareness andopened on the current condition health problem where folks living inrural area are suffering and facing, furthermore together with all thehealth care provider he generated guiding principles educed from thisphrase (“Go to the people, live among them, learn from them, servethem, plan with them, start with what they know, build on what theyhave, not piecemeal but integrated approach, not showcase butpattern, not relief but release, mass education through massparticipation, learn by doing, teach by showing”).II.Physical Description of the Book The common physical features of book that anyone would find timeand interest to read it were all compacted to the book made by Dr. Juan Flavier though it focuses on how to improve communitydevelopment the fragments used in the book can thoroughly catch theattention of the readers whether they are health practitioners or notand others who are aspiring to become one (health care provider). Thebook is entirely a good detail of Dr. Flavier’s own experiences that

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