Carolina Segura

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BACKGROUND Physician-delivered preventive counseling is important for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Data from the U.S. indicates that medical students with healthy personal habits have a better attitude towards preventive counseling. However, this association and its correlates have not been addressed in rapidly urbanized settings where(More)
In this article, we describe what we expect will be a substantive transformation in health sciences education: Health Sciences Online (www.hso.info). HSO is the first website that delivers authoritative, comprehensive, free, and ad-free health sciences knowledge. It is a portal to the best health sciences knowledge, and the foundation of what we expect to(More)
This paper analyses the historical origins of the concepts of welfare as a positive right and of quality of life. The latter has historical antecedents but has become important in the latter half of the twentieth century, owing to the conflict between consumer demands for medicine and constraints upon spending. It is argued that, beyond the immediate(More)
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