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age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.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

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.
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Foundation of the departments of Family Practice in the medical schools was adopted by decision No 12547 of the Higher Education Council (YOK) at 16 July 1993.
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Family practice residents rated themselves better prepared to treat more outpatient conditions (depression, headache, low back pain, upper respiratory infections, and vaginitis).
In one family practice residency with which I am familiar, the undeniably positive news is that several faculty members have begun to provide mifepristone to patients and to train their residents in its use.
Adapted from: Family Medicine 1991;23:194-7, as reported by MK Hendricks-Matthews, PhD, Family Practice Residency Program, Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio.
Bridges Family Practice is a working example of how that innovative approach has delivered.
To distinguish Industry Direct programs from prototypical JFP peer reviewed and indexed supplements, they will carry the Industry Direct logo (in addition to the JFP logo), the commercial sponsor's logo, and a disclaimer indicating that the content was neither developed nor peer reviewed by The Journal of Family Practice.
Espresso Family Practice contains the most Relevant Assessments, Exams and Scores generally needed by Family Practice Physicians and General Practitioners (UK/Europe).
ANKARA, Jun 25, 2010 (TUR) -- Family practice will start to be implemented in Ankara on July 15, 2010.
Franklin Square is a 335-bed acute care community teaching hospital with residencies in internal medicine, family practice and obstetrics-gynecology, and currently has the third largest number of emergency department visits and the fourth largest number of admissions in the state of Maryland.
Sam Paris." Paris, a long-time member of AMAA and even then well-known in the field of sports medicine, was an early role model, and O'Connor's introduction to sports medicine from a family practice perspective.
The directors of roughly 60% of the nation's internal medicine and family practice residency training programs responded to the survey, as did a similar proportion of directors of nurse-practitioner and physician-assistant training programs.

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