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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age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.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 This term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.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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Dr Charlotte Jones is chair of BMA Cymru Wales' Welsh General Practice Committee
This literature describes the complexity of issues related to general practice nursing, the significant impact of funding models on the general practice nurse's role and scope of practice, the lack of recognition of the general practice nurse's role amongst professional peers and consumers and the need for further well designed research that will provide an evidence base for the specialty.
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.
Almost a legend--John Fry; leading reformer of general practice.
Medical students should be flocking to become doctors in general practice but,as we report today,Merseyside and Cheshire is in the grip of aGP recruitment crisis.
George Division of General Practice, one of four networks of family physicians located in the southeastern quadrant of Sydney within the jurisdiction of the South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit, offered to participate in the study.
California has never licensed general practice counselors or other counseling specialties at the master's level.
The development of general practice/family medicine (GP/FM)(5) In Europe has gained momentum as a result of two initiatives that have taken place: (1) the foundation of the European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine, European Region of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), an umbrella structure for a number of preexisting international groups and networks in Europe, and (2) the launch of The European Journal of General Practice.
Looking ahead, there is more concern than ever about the survival of individual practitioners and small, general practice firms made up of fewer than 10 professionals.
National Health Strategy has produced 10 background papers examining various topics and three issues papers that have concentrated on integration of health care delivery, access and financing of hospital services, and the future of general practice.
For America's general practice and family physicians, the imaginary Dr.

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