Paradigms of family medicine: Bridging traditions with new concepts; Meeting the challenge of being the good doctor from 2011

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This is the paper for the Wes Fabb Oration for the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2011. This paper will review the case for the important role of the family physician/general practitioner in worldwide health care as determined by the WHO. The importance of continuing care is highlighted. The features of a good doctor will be defined and the process of meeting this challenge for excellence of care is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Number of pages4
JournalAsia Pacific Family Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • access to care
  • community medicine
  • continuity of care
  • health promotion
  • international health
  • primary care
  • public health
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