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TitleThe case for and against subspecialization in family medicine
Author(s)Yaphe, John
Issue date2016
PublisherAssociação Portuguesa de Medicina Geral e Familiar (APMGF)
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Medicina Geral e Familiar
Abstract(s)[Excerpt] Family doctors take pride in delivering a broad range of services to varied populations; however there are challenges to this strongly held view. Robert Heinlen argued in favour of generalism, saying that that a competent person should be able to (among other skills) “change a diaper, balance accounts, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, and analyze a new problem”. His punch line is that: “Specialization is for insects.”1 Heinlen’s list could well apply to some of the skills we need daily in family practice [...]
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