Primary health care in southern Africa: A comprehensive approach 3e focuses on the principles of Primary Health Care as an approach to public health care.
The book covers the holistic management of adolescent and adult illnesses, drawing on the holistic principles underpinning the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) approach. It includes topics such as international views on Primary Health Care, community participation in health care and communication in health care, and is centred on the principles of equal access, equity and participation of all.
- The book focuses on the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach itself rather than PHC as it influences various aspects (e.g. health policy/systems/services) pertinent to nursing or to medicine.
- Case studies to help students understand the practical applications of implementing the PHC approach.
- The book refers to the IMCI approach. IMCI is an integrated approach to child health that focuses on the well-being of the whole child.