Archives of Family Medicine and General Practice

ISSN: 2578-6539

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Review Article Pages 48-53

Advance Care Planning: Counseling in the Wake of CMS Reform

Authors: David John Doukas

Abstract: Advance directives, in the form of living wills and durable powers of attorney, have been in the medical ethics nomenclature and standard of practice for four decades, with newer physician orders in the form of POLST orders being added in the last two decades.

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Original Research Pages 40-47

Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Status and Treatment Provided for Primary Care Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain

Authors: Sarah Gebauer, Joanne Salas and Jeffrey Scherrer

Abstract: Guidelines recommend against opioids prior to exhausting non-medical and non-opioid medications. Guidelines are not always followed and Socioeconomic Status (SES) has been associated with non-guideline prescribing for pain in the Emergency Department.

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Short Communication Pages 32-39

A Short Collection of Fables for Learning the Fundamental Principles of Family Medicine: Chapter 1. Comprehensiveness, Continuity, Contextualization, and Family

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian

Abstract: It is necessary to achieve more meaningful representations of the fundamental concepts of Family Medicine, and facilitate the transfer of these to clinical practice.

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Original Research Pages 22-31

Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Verbal Behavior Style in Interviews with Patient's Companion in Family Medicine: Understanding and Measuring

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian, Luis Enoc Minier-Rodriguez, Sandra Moreno-Ruiz, Francis Eliant Rodriguez-Almonte, Raul Cucho-Jove and Alejandro Villarin-Castro

Abstract: To describe the communication or verbal behavior of physician-patient-companion in the triadic consultations, and doctor-patient in the dyadic consultations, and to assess the implications that these possible differences may have In clinical management and interpersonal relationship.

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Perspective Pages 18-21

Facing a Loss in a Family. New Perspectives of Intervention

Authors: Maria Grazia Spurio

Abstract: The work of mourning, or coping with a loss in general, may be, definitely, one of the aspects that most strongly contribute to the objective of family's well-being. Basically the human being has the ability to accept and overcome a changement experienced as a great loss up to the death of a loved one.

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Journal Details

  • Journal: Archives of Family Medicine and General Practice
  • ISSN: 2578-6539
  • ISO abbreviation: Arch Fam Med Gen Pract
  • Other Title: AFMGP
  • Pub Type: Open Access