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Family Practitioners and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
The family practitioner's role has traditionally been to maintain health with periodic examinations and to restore health in times of illness and injuries. Today. family practitioners are expected to play a more proactive role by assessing unexpressed patient needs. This new approach focuses on global knowledge of the patient, including lifestyle and workplace history. When assessing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in particular, it is important for the family practitioner to recognize thedoi:10.1155/1991/374921 fatcat:gvmemo7cmbf4rk4pqxtnr4ztq4