Person-Centred Primary Care: Searching for the Self - new title coming soon

Edited by Professor Chris Dowrick, University of Liverpool

The latest volume in the Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities series provides a thoughtful and thought provoking new assesssment of a core concept in primary care - the Self.

Professor Dowrick, Chair of the SIG and co-author of this new book, described the reasons for writing the book:

"Primary care, grounded in the provision of continuous comprehensive person-centred care, is vital to the delivery of effective health care. The central notion of person-centred care, however, relies on often-unexamined concepts of self, or understandings of what it means to be
a person. This book explores contemporary pressures on the sense of self for both patient and health professional within a consultation and argues that building new concepts of the self is essential. Combining theoretical perspectives with insights drawn from practice, this volume
is suitable for those researching and studying primary healthcare, communication and relationships in healthcare and the medical humanities"

This brand new text, written by members of SAPC's SIG on The self in Primary Care is now available for preorder. The book will be released in November 2017.

Table of Contents

1. Recovering general practice from epistemic disadvantage Sally Hull and George Hull
2. Mismanagement in general practice Stefan Hjörleifsson and Kjersti Lea
3. Challenges to the ‘self’ in IT-mediated health care Deborah Swingelhurst
4. Subjectivity of patients and doctors Iona Heath 
5. In defence of the conscious mind David Misselbrook
6. Patient, person self Christopher Dowrick
7. Unlocking the creative capacity of the self Joanne Reeve
Epilogue Christopher Dowrick

The team are planning a book launch and other events to celebrate release of this important text. For further information, including how to request a review copy of the book, please contact Chris Dowrick.