For more information on these topics, please find these books now available:
Patient-Centred Medicine Transforming the Clinical Method 3rd Edition
Moira Stewart, Judith Belle Brown, W. Wayne Weston, Ian R. McWhinney, Carol L. McWilliam and Thomas R. Freeman. Radcliffe, January 2014.
ABC of Multimorbidity
Stewart W. Mercer, Chris Salisbury and Martin Fortin. BMJ Books, August 2014.
Realistic synthesis first proposes to make explicit the underlying mechanisms of the functioning of an intervention in a given context.
Primary Health care
The first level of contact for individuals with the health care system, usually through a family doctor
Patient-Centred partnerships in care include: exploring the patients' diseases and the illness experience; understanding the whole person in context; finding common ground; and enhancing the patient provider relationship.