Developmental levels in family-centered medical care.

W. J. Doherty, M. A. Baird

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This paper describes a developmental sequence which many physicians seem to experience as they mature in their competence in family-centered medical care. The flow of the developmental levels is from information to affect to social systems. The paper concludes with implications for family systems curricula in family medicine residencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalFamily medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1986


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