Family medicine's identity: being generalists in a specialist culture?

@article{Stein2006FamilyMI,
  title={Family medicine's identity: being generalists in a specialist culture?},
  author={Howard F. Stein},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={455-9}
}
Family medicine has been in conflict about whether it is a specialty or a generalist discipline. Although for a time the family was offered as a solution to family medicine being marginalized in biomedicine, a more biomedical focus prevailed. As a result, the practice of family medicine came more to resemble the world of biomedicine despite an insistence on the discipline's distinctiveness. Ways to avoid identity pitfalls in the future might be to seek solutions that do not promise to solve our… CONTINUE READING

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