Maaike Flinkenflögel
Ghent University
15Publications
3H-index
78Citations
Publications 15
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Innocent Besigye1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Makerere University),
Robert Mash13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Stellenbosch University)
+ 1 AuthorsMaaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ghent University)
Internationally, there is a move towards strengthening primary healthcare systems and encouraging community-based and socially responsible education. The development of doctors with an interest in primary healthcare and family medicine in the African region should begin during undergraduate training. Over the last few years, attention has been given to the development of postgraduate training in family medicine in the African region, but little attention has been given to undergraduate training....
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Published on Aug 19, 2016in Education for primary care
Kenneth Yakubu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Jos),
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National University of Rwanda)
+ 3 AuthorsGulnaz Mohamoud (Aga Khan University Hospital)
AbstractBackground: A competency-based approach to family medicine (FM) post graduate (PG) training falls short of a holistic process if it focuses only on patients’ needs without eliciting those of trainees.Aim: To identify perceived competency deficits of trainees and challenges hindering achievement of learning outcomes.Setting: PG FM programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey using a web-based questionnaire with a list of competency items and challenges. ...
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Vincent Kalumire Cubaka3
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(Aarhus University),
Michael Schriver3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Aarhus University)
+ 1 AuthorsPhilip Cotton7
Estimated H-index: 7
(National University of Rwanda)
The editorial “Non-physician Clinicians in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Evolving Role of Physicians” by Eyal et al describes non-physician clinicians’ (NPC) need for mentorship and support from physicians. We emphasise the same need of support for front line generalist primary healthcare providers who carry out complex tasks yet may have an inadequate skill mix.
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Published on Sep 3, 2015in Education for primary care
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National University of Rwanda),
Vincent Kalumire Cubaka3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National University of Rwanda)
+ 4 AuthorsPhil Cotton1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National University of Rwanda)
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Medical Education 1.51
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ghent University),
Gboyega A Ogunbanjo4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University)
+ 1 AuthorsJan De Maeseneer31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Ghent University)
Background International medical electives are well-accepted in medical education, with the flow of students generally being North–South. In this article we explore the learning outcomes of Rwandan family medicine residents who completed their final year elective in South Africa. We compare the learning outcomes of this South-South elective to those of North–South electives from the literature.
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Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National University of Rwanda),
Patrick Kyamanywa14
Estimated H-index: 14
(National University of Rwanda)
+ 1 AuthorsPhilip Cotton7
Estimated H-index: 7
(National University of Rwanda)
Globally there is a need for well-trained primary health care physicians at the district level. Physicians who focus on ambulatory care will be in greater demand in addressing the global burden of chronic disease and multi-morbidity, which are on the increase in Africa. Not surprisingly, family medicine has grown stronger on the African continent in the past decades.1,2,3 In Rwanda, education of health professionals has recently undergone several changes. Postgraduate training in medical and sur...
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Published on Aug 1, 2014in Family Practice 1.68
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ghent University),
Akye Essuman4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Ghana)
+ 2 AuthorsJan De Maeseneer31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Ghent University)
Background. Health-care systems based on primary health care (PHC) are more equitable and cost effecti ve. Family medicine trains medical doctors in comprehensive PHC with knowledge and skills that are needed to increase quality of care. Family medicine is a relatively new specialty in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective. To explore the extent to whic h the Primafamed South–South cooperative project contributed to the development of family medicine in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. The Primafamed (P rim...
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Published on May 1, 2012in African Journal of Emergency Medicine
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National University of Rwanda)
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Published on Apr 1, 2010in British Journal of General Practice 3.26
Jan De Maeseneer31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Ghent University),
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ghent University)
Family medicine or ‘general practice’ is a very recent discipline in medicine, if you look at it in terms of academic recognition. In 1963 the University of Edinburgh appointed Richard Scott as the first professor of family medicine in the world.1 Family medicine was a concept, mainly developed in western countries, starting with postgraduate training in the 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, the discipline developed a specific approach to patients and health problems: a biopsychosocial frame of ref...
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Published on Mar 8, 2008in BMJ 23.56
Jan De Maeseneer31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Ghent University),
Johannes C. van der Wouden67
Estimated H-index: 67
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
+ 4 AuthorsMaaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ghent University)
The World Health Organization’s World Health Report 2007 deals with access to primary health care as an essential prerequisite for health.1 It acknowledges the importance of the Alma-Ata declaration of 1978, which called for integrated primary health care as a way to deal with major health problems in communities and for access to care as part of a comprehensive national health system. Yet the mission of Alma-Ata—to provide accessible, affordable, and sustainable primary health care for all—has ...
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