Symptom Interpretation: The Crux of Clinical Competence
Keywords: Family Practice, Clinical Competence, Physician-patien Relations, Consultation.
AbstractIn the context of Family Medicine, the symptoms on its own is meaningless and has no objective reality; thus the competent GP would understand his patient, rather than interpret his symptoms. The author refers to a few surveys done in this field and to the differences in his attempt to propose, explain and formulate a distinctive family medicine method which adheres to the principles of a scientific model. The need for such a model whereby the discipline of Family Medicine could conduct its process, is emphasized.
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