This book examines how primary care is responding to the challenge of urban disadvantage and inequalities in health. Genuine case studies illustrate community-oriented approaches to health that can make a real difference for local communities those with heart disease mental ill health drug misuse diverse ethnic backgrounds and younger and older people. They underline the need to understand and develop new ways of working for local contexts. It also identifies challenges and opportunities for the development of social capital empowerment and health in the real world. Primary Care in Urban Disadvantage Communities provides grass-root perspectives from multidisciplinary contributors within inner city primary care and community settings. All those working in primary care public health and community development in addition to policy-makers will find this book essential reading.
Impairment, disability and handicap. Cultural attitudes to disability. Religious attitudes to disability. The concept of harm. The interests and rights of patients. The interests and rights of parents. The interests and rights of physicians. The interests and rights of minorities. The interests of the host community. Conclusions.