Issue 06/2014

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Granting Autonomy Is Not Sufficient – Patient Self-Determination Needs Active Support By Physicians
  • Being Listened to, Seen and Understood: Reflections from Homeopathy Research Lessons
  • Teaching Concepts for the Course “Vocational Exploration”: Appraisal by First-Year Students
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  • Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection: Should an Antibiotic be Prescribed, and if so Which One?

    QuestionA 25 year old woman presents with burning pain on micturition, pollakisuria, and crampy lower abdominal discomfort in primary care. After exclusion of red...

    Andreas Sönnichsen

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Original Papers


  • Guidelines: From a “Can” to “Ought” and “Should” and Back Again – Results on the Way of Doctoring

    Summary: 20 years of guideline-history are reflected on base of personal experience and involvement. A development towards directives as part of the guidelines...

    Heinz Harald Abholz

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Health Care

  • Ergebnisse einer Befragung in NRW

    How do Family Practitioners Treat Gout?

    Results of a Survey in NRWIntroduction: Gout is a common disease in Germany. At the time of this study no published German guideline for the treatment of gout...

    Klaus Weckbecker, Markus Bleckwenn

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Book Reviews