Category archives for Volume 4 Issue 2

The challenge of training for family medicine across different contexts

The challenge of training for family medicine across different contexts: Insights from providing training in China

The challenge of training for family medicine across different contexts: Insights from providing training in China Authors: Sandars, John; Huang, Yingzi; Gibbs, Trevor Physicians with expertise in providing training for family medicine, at both undergraduate level and postgraduate level, are frequently invited to run training workshops in countries with developing systems of family medicine but this approach […]

Global development of family medicine, and lessons for China

WONCA

Global development of family medicine, and lessons for China Author: Kidd, Michael R. This presentation will focus on the global development of family medicine and the lessons the rest of the world can learn from developments in China. First a few words about the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). WONCA is an organization for […]

Turning cross-cultural medical education on its head

Turning cross-cultural medical education on its head: Learning about ourselves and developing respectful curiosity

Turning cross-cultural medical education on its head: Learning about ourselves and developing respectful curiosity Author: Bansal, Aarti Cross-cultural education is often understood to mean acquiring cultural knowledge about different cultural groups in order to serve people from diverse groups equitably. However, this article argues that to work effectively in cross-cultural situations, we need to learn […]

The challenges of cross-cultural research and teaching in family medicine

The challenges of cross-cultural research and teaching in family medicine: How can professional networks help?

The challenges of cross-cultural research and teaching in family medicine: How can professional networks help?? Author: Howe, Amanda Caroline Modern medical training emphasizes the value of understanding the patient’s ideas, concerns and expectations, and the use of their personal perspective to assist communication, diagnosis, and uptake of all appropriate health and treatment options. This requires […]

Process engineering for primary care: Quality improvement and population health

Process engineering for primary care: Quality improvement and population health

Process engineering for primary care: Quality improvement and population health Author: Riley, William A fundamental paradox of the health care delivery systems in many industrialized nations is that desired population health metrics are often not achieved despite large expenditures in the health care delivery system. For example, the United States commits nearly 18% of its […]

Methodological challenges of cross-language qualitative research

Methodological challenges of cross-language qualitative research with South Asian communities living in the UK

Methodological challenges of cross-language qualitative research with South Asian communities living in the UK Authors: Sidhu, Manbinder S.; Kokab, Farina; Jolly, Kate; Marshall, Tom; Gale, Nicola K.; Gill, Paramjit Objective: We investigate (1) the influence of ethnic, gender, and age concordance with interviewers and (2) how expression of qualitative data varies between interviews delivered in English and community languages (Punjabi/Urdu) […]

An evaluation of a screening programme for immigrant women to Taiwan

An evaluation of a screening programme for immigrant women to Taiwan

An evaluation of a screening programme for immigrant women to Taiwan Authors: Huang, Yu-Chu; Mathers, Nigel Joseph; Chia, Su-Lih; Shiu, Ming-Neng; Kao, Shu-Chen Objective: We aimed to evaluate an integrated screening program for female migrants to Taiwan. Method: We performed a mixed methodological evaluation of a public health nurse (PHN)-led intervention to promote an integrated […]

The challenges of cross-cultural research and teaching in primary care

Prof Nigel Joseph Mathers

The challenges of cross-cultural research and teaching in primary careAuthor: Mathers, Nigel Joseph This special issue of Family Medicine and Community Health is focused on some of the challenges that we face when undertaking cross-cultural academic studies in primary care. It includes both research and teaching studies conducted in several different countries around the world. […]