What¶s Family Medicine?
A discipline of medicine with a distinct coreknowledge & characteristics of care whichrefers to individuals, family, community &functions within economic, cultural & socialenvironments & resources. (WONCA,1979)Year of 1979has a special meaning for thisdefinition of Family Medicine (discussed later)
FOOTNOTE: "WONCA" is an unusual, yet convenient acronym comprising thefirst 5 initials of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies & Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians. It¶s short name isWorld Organization of Family Doctors.