Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Moira Stewart, PhD
Martin Fortin, MD, MSc, CFPC
Primary Health care
The first level of contact for individuals with the health care system, usually through a family doctor
Realistic synthesis first proposes to make explicit the underlying mechanisms of the functioning of an intervention in a given context.
Patient-Centred partnerships in care include: exploring the patients' diseases and the illness experience; understanding the whole person in context; finding common ground; and enhancing the patient provider relationship.