The concept of quaternary prevention, resulting from a reflection on the doctor-patient relationship, is presented as a renewal of the ageold ethical requirement: first, a doctor must not harm; second, the doctor must control himself/herself. The origin of the concept, its endorsement by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and the European Union of General Practitioners (UEMO), its dissemination and the debates to which it has given rise, are presented by a panel of authors from 12 countries and 3 continents. This collective text deals more specifically with the ethics of prevention, the importance of teaching Quaternary prevention and Evidence Based Medicine, the social and political implications of the concept of quaternary prevention, and its anthropological dimensions.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Revue medicale de Bruxelles|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2018|
- Evidencebased medicine
- General practice
- Quaternary prevention