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Caring for the Country : Family Doctors in Small Rural Towns - Howard K. Rabinowitz

Caring for the Country

Family Doctors in Small Rural Towns

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Published: 26th May 2004
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Medical students lack role models in rural primary care, contributing to the severe shortage of family care physicians in rural areas. This unique book addresses that need by profiling ten graduates from the Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) of Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, who are now practicing rural family medicine. At the heart of this text is a challenge to pre-med undergraduates, medical students, and family physicians to consider rural family practice. An excellent resource for pre-med and medical school advisors, the book brings into focus the true calling of medicinea "making a difference by helping others. The text opens by discussing the impact that the PSAP has had on the physician shortage. In-depth profiles advance the topic by revealing the everyday reality of the shortage through poignant stories and candid dialogue. They cover the spectrum of social and professional issues that rural family physicians face, addressing topics such as the meaning of rural family practice, the roles of medical schools and hospital systems, health care policy, rural obstetrics, and telemedicine. The concluding chapter summarizes the professional and personal lessons learned from the profiles and outlines the future of rural family practice.

From the reviews:

"A collection of experiences in the lives of 10 family physicians working and living in small rural towns. ... Recommended Readership: Family physicians, residents, and medical students who are interested in the specialty of family medicine." (Matthew E. Bernard, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 80 (4), April, 2005)

Introduction
Brockway, Pennsylvania
Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania
Ovid, New York
Boswell, Pennsylvania
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Morehead City, North Carolina
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Corry, Pennsylvania
Caring for the Country
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ISBN: 9780387209784
ISBN-10: 0387209786
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 26th May 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.56