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Published by: Dr. Kazuhito Mori on Nov 07, 2010
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PCM3Family Medicine
Kazuhito Mori, MS-IIMatias Hipolito Aznar MemorialCollege of Medicine, Inc.Southwestern University
Plat du Jour ~Today¶s Menu~
1.What is Family Medicine?2.Characteristics of Family Medicine3.³Declaration of Alma-At, Inl Conference onPrimary Health Care, 19784.Family Medicine as a Specialty5.What is Family Physician?6.Traits for Family Physicians7.Family Physicians Faces8.Basic Knowledge on Families9.Effects of Family on the Health of Members
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.

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