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Quality issues in the treatment of depression in general practice

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Porter, Kerry-Ann and Hargie, Owen (2000) Quality issues in the treatment of depression in general practice. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, , 13 (1). pp. 34-41. [Journal article]

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This paper is concerned with quality issues in the treatment of depression by generalpractitioners (GPs). The main focus of inquiry of the paper is the utilisation of patient-centred care in general practice. The utility of this approach will be demonstrated at a general level, but more specifically its importance for guiding GP-patient consultations involving individuals suffering from depression will be highlighted. The results of this study, in which both GPs and sufferers of depression were interviewed, indicated that a patient-centred style is often very much contingent on issues such as time, and whether the doctorfeels the patient can cope with such an approach. However, results from both sets of interviews indicate a particularly strong recognition of the need fora patient-centred style in the treatment of depression in general practice.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict & Equality
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
ID Code:8957
Deposited By:Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:21 Jan 2010 10:06
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:56

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