The Physician-Family Relationship

  • William G. Gerber
  • Carlos E. Sluzki


Health problems can be managed more successfully by dealing with the family system than by limiting one’s approach to the individual with his ot her illness. Taking that statement as a point of departure, to practice family medicine is to treat the individual patient as a member of his family.


Family Physician Family System Postpartum Depression Family Dynamic Family Life Cycle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

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  • William G. Gerber
  • Carlos E. Sluzki

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