Browsing Family Medicine by Author "Couper, I.D."

Browsing Family Medicine by Author "Couper, I.D."

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  • Couper, I.D.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie) (James Cook University, 2014-08)
    South Africa made a decision in 2002 to develop so-called mid-level medical workers, now known as clinical associates. This article describes the background to this decision, and the national process of developing the ...
  • Reid, S.J.; Cakwe, M.; Chandia, J.; Couper, I.D.; Conradie, H.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie); Irlam, J.; Nel, P.; Mabuza, H.; Mpofu, R. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2011-01)
    SETTING: The Collaboration for Health Equity through Education and Research (CHEER) was formed in 2003 to examine strategies that would increase the production of health professionals who choose to practise in rural and ...
  • Couper, I.D.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie); Conradie, H.; Mfenyana, K. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2007-11)
    BACKGROUND: Training health care professionals (HCPs) to work in rural areas is a challenge for educationalists. This study aimed to understand how HCPs choose to work in rural areas and how education influences this. ...
  • Couper, I.D.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie); Tumbo, J.M.; Harvey, B.M.; Malete, N.H. (South African Medical Association, 2007-02)
    OBJECTIVE : The aim of this research was to understand key issues in the functioning of two different primary care clinics serving the same community, in order to learn more about clinic management. DESIGN : An in-depth ...
  • Couper, I.D.; Mash, B.; Smith, Selma; Schweitzer, B. (South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care, 2012-11)
    After 1994, the post-apartheid government decided that primary health care and the district health system would be the cornerstone of their new health policy. As a consequence of this, the academic departments of Family ...
  • Tumbo, J.M.; Couper, I.D.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie) (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2009-01)
    BACKGROUND: Rural areas in all countries suffer from a shortage of health care professionals. In South Africa, the shortage is particularly marked; some rural areas have a doctor-to-population ratio of 5.5:100 000. Similar ...
  • Couper, I.D.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie); Truscott, A.G. (Medpharm Publications, 2010-05)
    The shared consultation is a concept that differs from shared decision making and shared care. It involves two or more health professionals in the consultation of a patient during the same illness episode. Commonly, the ...
  • Couper, I.D.; Fehrsen, S.G.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie) (South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care, 2013)
    Sometimes it feels to us that, as family physicians in South Africa, we are like the dog that is chasing the bus. Now that we have finally caught it, we aren't quite sure what to do with it. At times, it feels that it would ...