Table of contents for Primary health care : from academic foundations to contemporary practice / Trisha Greenhalgh.

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1. Introduction
 1.1 What is primary health care?
 1.2 What is academic study?
 1.3 What are theories ¿ and why do we need them?
2. The ¿ologies¿ (underpinning academic disciplines) of primary health care
 2.1 Biomedical sciences
 2.2 Epidemiology
 2.3 Psychology
 2.4 Sociology
 2.5 Anthropology
 2.6 Literary theory
 2.7 Philosophy and ethics
 2.8 Pedagogy 
3. Research methods for primary health care
 3.1 What is good research in primary health care? 
 3.2 Qualitative research 
 3.3 Quantitative research 
 3.4 Questionnaire research
 3.5 Participatory (¿action¿) research
 3.6 Research data ¿ and analysing it
 3.7 Critical appraisal of published research papers
 3.8 Systematic review
 3.9 Multi-level approaches to primary care problems
4. The person who is ill
 4.1 The sick role
 4.2 The illness narrative
 4.3 Lifestyle choices and ¿behaviour change¿
 4.4 Self management 
 4.5 Health literacy
5. The primary care clinician
 5.1 The role of the generalist
 5.2 Clinical method I: Rationalism and Bayes¿ Theorem
 5.3 Clinical method II: Humanism and intuition
 5.4 Clinical method III: The patient centred method
 5.5 Influencing clinicians¿ behaviour
 5.6 The ¿good¿ clinician
6. The clinical interaction
 6.1 The clinical interaction I: A psychological perspective
 6.2 The clinical interaction II: A political perspective
 6.3 The clinical interaction III: A psychodynamic perspective
 6.4 The clinical interaction IV: A literary perspective
 6.5 The interpreted consultation 
7. The family ¿ or lack of one
 7.1 Family structure in the late modern world
 7.2 The mother-child relationship (or will any Significant Other do these days?)
 7.3 Illness in the family: nature, nurture and culture
 7.4 Homelessness
8. The population
 8.1 Describing and explaining disease in populations
 8.2 Explaining the ¿causes¿ of disease 
 8.3 Detecting disease in populations
 8.4 ¿Risk¿: an epidemiological can of worms?
9. The community
 9.1 Unpacking health inequalities1: deprivation
 9.2 Unpacking health inequalities 2: social networks and social capital 
 9.3 Unpacking health inequalities 3: life course epidemiology and ¿risk regulators¿
 9.4 Developing healthy communities 1: community oriented primary care
 9.5 Developing healthy communities 2: participatory approaches 
10. Complex problems in a complex system
10.1 Illness in the 21st century: chronicity, comorbidity and the need for co-ordination
10.2 Co-ordinating care across professional and organisational boundaries
10.3. The electronic patient record: A road map for ¿seamless¿ care?
10.4 The end of an era?
11. Quality
11.1 Defining and measuring quality 
11.2 A rational biomedical perspective: Evidence based targets, planned change, and criterion based audit
11.3 A narrative perspective: Significant event audit
11.4 A social learning perspective: Peer review groups and quality circles
11.5 A phenomenological perspective: The patient as ¿mystery shopper¿
11.6 A sociological perspective: Quality Team Development as organisational sense-making

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Primary care (Medicine).
Primary Health Care.
Health Services Research.