[General practitioners facing social inequalities in health: which power to act?].

Titre[General practitioners facing social inequalities in health: which power to act?].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsChatelard, S, Vaucher, P, Wolff, H, Bischoff, T, Herzig, L, Panese, F, Vu, F, Burnand, B, Bodenmann, P
JournalRev Med Suisse
Volume8
Issue341
Pagination1061-2, 1064-6
Date Published2012 May 16
ISSN1660-9379
Mots-clésGeneral Practitioners, Humans, Physician's Role, Social Class, Socioeconomic Factors, Vulnerable Populations
Abstract

The link between social inequalities and health has been known for many years, as attested by Villermé's work on the "mental and physical status of the working class" (1840). We have more and more insight into the nature of this relationship, which embraces not only material deprivation, but also psychological mechanisms related to social and interpersonal problems. Defining our possible role as physicians to fight against these inequalities has become a public health priority. Instruments and leads, which are now available to help us in our daily practice, are presented here.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22730642?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalRev Med Suisse
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3267
PubMed ID22730642

                         

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