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Family Medicine and Gender

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The Four Principles of Family Medicine speak to the responsibility of physicians to understand their patients in context and to work from the knowledge that the social context effects health.

  • The family physician is a skilled clinician.

  • Family medicine is a community-based discipline.

  • The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.

  • The patient-physician relationship is central to the role of the family physician.[3]

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3. http://www.cfpc.ca/about_us/principles.asp

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