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practice

 [prak´tis]
the exercise of a profession.
collaborative practice communication, sharing, and problem solving between the physician and nurse as peers; this pattern of practice also implies a shared responsibility and accountability for patient care.
differentiated practice the use of nursing staff in an acute care setting according to their expertise and qualifications.
evidence-based practice provision of health care that incorporates the most current and valid research results.
family practice the medical specialty of a family physician, concerned with the planning and provision of comprehensive primary health care, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis. Called also family medicine.
general practice old term for comprehensive medical care regardless of age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.
nursing practice see nursing practice.

fam·i·ly prac·tice

a specialty of medicine in which the physician takes responsibility for the health and medical care of all members of a family group, regardless of age or gender, but usually also does limited amounts of obstetrics and surgery.

family practice

Etymology: L, familia, household; Gk, praktikos, ready for action
a medical specialty that encompasses several branches of medicine, including internal medicine, preventive medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynecology. It includes client management, counseling, problem solving, and coordination of total health care delivery to all members of a family, regardless of sex or age.

family practice

Family medicine, family & community medicine A specialty of medical practice in which the physician is involved in most aspects of the health care of a family unit, but is limited in provision of obstetric and surgical services; in the US, board certification in FP requires 4 yrs of residency training. Cf Internal medicine.

fam·i·ly prac·tice

(fam'i-lē prak'tis)
A specialty of medicine in which the physician takes responsibility for the health and medical care of all members of a family group, regardless of age or gender, but usually does limited amounts of obstetrics and surgery.

family practice,

n medical specia-lization that treats individuals and families by integrating behavioral, biomedical, and clinical sciences and providing comprehensive primary care.
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In family practice, contracted physicians or those assigned to family medicine are paid according to the number of days worked with the exception of annual leave, report and duration of appointment issued by the Ministry for training.
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The study showed there is a variable level of satisfaction R1 enter the study with neutral satisfaction but we observed lowest degree level of satisfaction through R2 and R3 about this maybe because the residents are doing hospital rotations so they are away from their family practice and possibly they are not getting their needs as family physician during the hospital rotations and confronting the negative attitude from the other specialties toward their specialty and doing only hospital services.
The family practice residency review committee has highlighted the family physician's ability to provide continuous and comprehensive care.
The program must also gain final approval from the American Board of Family Practice, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs health care program and UCLA.
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Donohue earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1992 and completed his residency in Family Practice at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Services in 1995.
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