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Re: Anthro & Capacity-Building in Primary Care

Finding published work on this issue is sometimes hard becuse the people who DO it don't often WRITE about it. Patricia Richardson is a front line health services quality expert - she's spent a lot of time helping clincians to incorporate research findings and practice guidelines in their work, most specifically by shepherding them along as they invent their own alogrythms or clinical pathways in response to the recommendations of professional bodies and new scientific knowledge.

Anthro & Capacity-Building in Primary Care


Can anyone recommend anthropological literature pertinent to capacity-building in the healthcare setting?  I’m involved in a project whose investigators are interested in anthropological perspectives relevant to strengthening the ability of primary care practices to incorporate emerging clinical research findings and practice guidelines.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance,

Karen Dyer, PhD, MPH