HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service

CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina family physicians contribute much to society because the great majority of them participate regularly in one or more volunteer community service activities, a unique new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. Often, that unpaid service has no connection with where they work and receives no public support from their employers.

"Philanthropy and community service are integral parts of American society, and many say the hallmark of medicine as well is public service," said Dr. Adam O. Goldstein, associate professor of family medicine at the UNC School of Medicine.

"We undertook a study of what our colleagues in North Carolina did because despite a tradition of community service and a common but often unspoken belief in its value in medical education, few data exist on U.S. physicians' service involvement in community activities outside of charity medical care," Goldstein said. "We were impressed with what we found in part because it was over and beyond the care physicians give in their practices, as well as charity and free professional care.

"Our study shows that nearly all family physicians reported participating in community service at some time in their professional careers," he said. "For most, this was an ongoing activity, suggesting it is a core aspect of their professional lives and of the discipline."

A report on the study appeared recently in the Journal of American Board of Family Practice. Besides Goldstein, UNC authors are Drs. Diane Calleson, Peter Curtis, Brian Hemphill, George Gamble and Beat Steiner of the department of family medicine. Dr. Thomas K. Moore of the Jacksonville, Fla., Naval Hospital also contributed to the research.

The study involved mailing questionnaires to 489 N.C. family physicians, including a 20 percent random sample of those in community practice and all who served as family medicine faculty members at the state's four medical schools. The
'"/>

Contact: David Williamson
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
31-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA study: Nearly a third of drug ads in medical journals contain no references for medical claims
2. More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged
3. Lab study: Protein delivered via genetically engineered virus slowed glioblasoma multiforme growth
4. Mouse study: Signal overload in Alzheimer brains
5. OHSU study: Testosterone deprivation makes men forget
6. Mayo Clinic led study: Minimally invasive surgery safe, effective for patients with colon cancer
7. New study: Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake
8. OHSU study: Rate of brain volume loss predicts dementia
9. Major study: Bioartificial liver reduces mortality by 44 percent in acute liver-failure patients
10. National study: Health care access for poor children improves, but gap in care for uninsured grows
11. UCSF study: Pediatricians judgment often better than clinical guidelines for treating infant fever

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... What unique insights can three former Surgeons General ... wellness in the nation? That question will be answered at ICAA 2019: Shaping the ... Expo. The event will take place October 10-12, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... Cognosante has been awarded a ... Affairs Community Care Referrals and Authorizations program. The new task order will allow ... Manager (HSRM), an enterprise-wide system used by community care staff to generate referrals ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... Over the past three decades, Buffalo Wings ... the sports restaurant category by providing a higher-quality product and experience than the competition. ... well as a "RAISE A MUG FOR THE CAUSE" campaign in support of Breast ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... The ... a Digital Health Awards 1st Round (Top Ten) Finalist in its Best ... to select companies that promote faster, better, more cost-effective healthcare by improving outcomes ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... Fewer than 50 ... year, are reproducible. Rigor in bioanalytical method validation is emerging in the form ... than half of the time) and senior scientists add the management of an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2019)... NATOMAS, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 10, 2019 , ... ... of Dr. Glenn Misono in Natomas, California and opening of a new A+ location ... with seven convenient locations across the Sacramento area. The group’s 14 general dentists and ...
(Date:10/9/2019)... ... October 09, 2019 , ... Drs. Steven White, Brad Haines ... with obstructive sleep apnea in Davidson, NC. If left untreated, sleep apnea ... under the care of a skilled dentist, those who suffer from snoring at night ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... ... Dr. Ryan McNally, ND, MS, PA and Dr. Shashita Inamdar, MD, PhD, DABPN ... presentation titled Advances in Integrative Neuropsychiatry and Functional Mental Health, will evaluate the pros ... health, and reduce the debilitating symptoms of a range of neuropsychiatric disorders. , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: