Family Conferences: An Approach to Teaching Family Systems Care in a Family Practice Residency

Reva K. Twersky, Penelope R. Williamson

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Abstract

Family conferences facilitate optimal planning for patients in a variety of medical situations. In one family practice residency the social worker plays a leading role in planning and arranging family conferences, while involving residents-in-training in the process. Such conferences provide family-oriented care for a spectrum of illness problems common to family medicine. Such conferences are most commonly held prior to discharging a patient from an in-hospital stay. These sessions may also be arranged when a chronic illness is diagnosed in one member of a family or when there is a medical crisis. Family conferences are convened by a resident physician in collaboration with the social worker and/or other appropriate faculty member.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Family Practice
Internship and Residency
Teaching
social worker
Family Planning Services
resident
planning
Length of Stay
Chronic Disease
Medicine
Physicians
chronic illness
illness
physician
medicine
Social Workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health Policy
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Family Conferences : An Approach to Teaching Family Systems Care in a Family Practice Residency. / Twersky, Reva K.; Williamson, Penelope R.

In: Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 9, No. 1, 09.09.1983, p. 1-13.

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