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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age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.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.

gen·er·al prac·tice

the professional activities of (usually) non-specialty-certified physicians who care for a broad range of medical problems. The field is gradually being replaced by more extensively trained family practitioners.

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 This term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.

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.
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Pulse has provided news on general practice since the 1960s.
We do, however, recognise some of the issues raised and are working to address some of the negative perceptions and to promote the great attractions of a career in general practice, both now and in the future.
From January to March, 830 doctors in England left general practice
Nagpaul highlighted that one in three general practices is unable to fill GP vacancies.
Our urgent prescription for general practice in Wales calls for: | GPs to have the capacity to see and spend time with patients; | Increased practice funding; | More staff to support GPs; | Less box ticking.
This guide provides an outline of general practice.
Coverage includes general practice specialty training, salaried jobs and partnerships, academic general practice, professional development, and teaching in general practice.
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However, it is not until relatively recently that their significant potential contribution to improving the standards of care and range of services available within general practice has been widely recognised (CDNM 2004).
Hayes is a general practice lawyer who specializes in business-related cases but can work in several general practice areas.
My division of general practice newsletter included some figures taken from an article from the March 2008 edition of the ANJ.
This change in general practice is not really about improving access to GPs, it is about controlling GPs.

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