Balint work in England: lessons for American family medicine.

  title={Balint work in England: lessons for American family medicine.},
  author={L Scheingold},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={26 3},
  • L Scheingold
  • Published 1988 in The Journal of family practice
The work of Michael and Enid Balint in developing case discussion seminars for general practitioners in England has important implications for the teaching of family medicine in the United States. Focusing on the physician-patient relationship, their seminars evolved from an emphasis on a psychiatric history taken by the physician to a more pragmatic concern with the process of the everyday brief consultation. The leaders of traditional Balint groups guide group members toward open discussion… CONTINUE READING

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