The doctor as a prescription for his patient.

  • Howard A. Bacal
  • Published 1975 in
    Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…


In family practice, the doctor is called upon to respond psychotherapeutically to an enormous range of patient problems, and he is in an excellent position to do so. However, very few family doctors have had relevant and appropriate training for this task, for which traditional psychiatric teaching is inadequate. The Balint group is a training seminar whose aim is to enhance the physician's psychotherapeutic skills, in keeping with the unique demands and possibilities of family practice.

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@article{Bacal1975TheDA, title={The doctor as a prescription for his patient.}, author={Howard A. Bacal}, journal={Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien}, year={1975}, volume={21 10}, pages={103-10} }