Unrounding the corners of collaborative family health care

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C. J. Peek has done us two lasting services with this beautiful summary. He has reminded us of Don Bloch's contributions to the beginning of collaborative family health care, and he has catalogued the elements of Don's vision for the field. Don's vision was for "collaborative family health care." Although we have made a great deal of progress developing collaborative health care that he would endorse, the full vision including the family as a basic unit of care and of understanding in health care is still ahead of us. The requirement of the inclusion of the family in the formulation of the patient-centered medical home may provide the impetus for a full realization of the "unrounded corners" version of Don's vision.Copyright (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

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  • Behavioral health integration
  • Collaborative care
  • Collaborative family health care
  • Don Bloch
  • Integrated primary care

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