General practitioners have patients on their lists who work in a variety of occupations. but the doctor is most unlikely to have had any training in occupational medicine.
As a result occupational causes for illness are rarely considered by GPs.
Little contact occurs between occupational health physicians and GPs leading to a lack of understanding of the occupational physician's role.
These two factors, when combined, may lead to patients receiving sub-optimal treatment.
This could be remedied by better undergraduate and postgraduate training, and by greater professional contact.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Rôle professionnel, Médecine travail, Relation professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Occupational role, Occupational medicine, Professional relation, Health staff, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0465015
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.