What are the sciences of relationship-centered primary care?

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From a nature watcher's perspective, primary care is best understood as a dynamic health-relevant process involving many interrelated forces, actions, persons, and contexts of meaning. The scientific basis of primary care should take into consideration various and diverse traditions of systematic inquiry, since our understanding of meaning and context is as important as our understanding of cause and effect in the work of primary care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Primary care
  • physician-patient relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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