Section Editors

  • Attila Altiner, Rostock University
  • Carolyn Chew-Graham, Keele University
  • Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, University of Marburg
  • Mark Harris, University of New South Wales
  • Christos Lionis, University of Crete
  • Brian McKinstry, Edinburgh University

Executive Editor

  • Magdalena Morawska, BioMed Central


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    Why identifying carers is difficult?

    Caring for loved ones can be demanding; although difficult, it is important for General Practitioners to be proactive in identifying  carers and finding ways to support them. 

    BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:48
  • Well, I read this in the Sunday newspaper...

    Primary care nurses report that healthcare stories in the mass media affect the perceptions not only of their patients but also themselves and feel they need more support to improve their media literacy.

    BMC Family Practice 2013, 14:178



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