Three PHC books launched

October, 2018

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Universal Health Coverage and Quality Primary Care

Hassan Salah, Michael Kidd

CRC Press
Published October 25, 2018
Reference - 450 Pages - 22 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138498587 - CAT# K374877
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Summary

This is the first book to analyze in depth the current causes of shortage of family physicians and the relative weakness of the family practice model in many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Focusing on engagement with the private health sector in scaling up family practice, the book explores why primary health care can make the difference and how it can be introduced and strengthened. Comparative experiences from around the world put the EMR in context, while the book also highlights where the EMR is special – in particular, the burden for health care of refugees and displaced persons, and the need of public-private partnerships.

How To Do Primary Care Research

Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Robert Mash

CRC Press
Published October 12, 2018
Reference - 330 Pages - 5 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138499584 - CAT# K374980
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Summary
This practical ‘How To’ guide talks the reader step-by-step through designing, conducting and disseminating primary care research, a growing discipline internationally. The vast majority of health care issues are experienced by people in community settings, who are not adequately represented by hospital-based research. There is therefore a great need to upskill family physicians and other primary care workers and academics to conduct community-based research to inform best practice. Aimed at emerging researchers, including those in developing countries, this book also addresses cutting edge and newly developing research methods, which will be of equal interest to more experienced researchers.

Primary Health Care around the World: Recommendations for International Policy and Development

Chris Van Weel, Amanda Howe

CRC Press
Published October 26, 2018
Reference - 140 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138498679 - CAT# K374887
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Summary
This unique book is the first to bring together primary care experiences from around the world, with emphasis on non-Western regions. Utilising published articles that profile different countries’ primary health care, accompanied by expert commentaries, the book consolidates global primary health care information over the past decade. Profiling the different countries’ primary health care systems and their implementation of primary health care policy, as promoted by WHO and WONCA, the guide provides evidence of how countries and regions can introduce primary health care and family practice to improve their health care infrastructure and delivery. The book is essential reading for policy makers, health educators and academic leaders in primary care and students of global health and provides useful background for those entering or established in clinical family practice around the world.