Longitudinal Care

  • P. Tennyson Williams


The family is the major unit through which long-term relationships and caring are developed and nutured in our culture. The consideration of longitudinal care is focused through the family. The provision of longitudinal care of families is the heart of family medicine, as it is here that all the functions of family practice come together—prevention, problem solving, integration, provision of continuity, evaluation and utilization of family dynamics and human interaction, and implementation of traditional medical care.


Child Abuse Family Physician Coping Style Family Practice Rheumatic Fever 
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