Collaboration between Social Workers and Doctors in Rural Primary Health Care: A Multi-National Overview.
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17-21, 1978, International Association of Agricultural Medicine 1978 Sep:338-353
Integration of social and medical services in rural primary health care as viewed from a multinational perspective was discussed. Structural mechanisms by which primary health care and social worker services interact were described. The nature of the doctor/social worker collaborative process was reviewed. Collaboration between social workers and doctors in providing rural primary health care can be viewed as a preventive activity. The concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention were presented. Developments in social worker/doctor collaboration in Sweden, the Netherlands and other European countries, Canada, and the United States were discussed. Expanding the doctor/social worker collaboration in rural primary health care was considered and the rationale for expanding collaboration was discussed. The means by which collaboration could be expanded were reviewed. Policy issues involved in expanded doctor/social worker collaboration as they pertained to western industrial and third world countries were discussed. Research issues involved in integrating doctor/social worker collaboration in providing rural primary health care were summarized. The author concludes that successful collaborative primary health care will have a ripple effect into other human services fields causing other positive community activities to prosper.
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Health-care-facilities; Medical-treatment; Sociological-factors; Physicians; Health-protection; Health-care-personnel; Occupational-health;
Prev Med & Environmental Hlth University of Iowa Inst/agric Med & Environ Hlth Iowa Oakdale, Iowa 52319
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other;
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17-21, 1978, International Association of Agricultural Medicine
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa