The Besrour Centre
The Besrour Centre is a hub of international collaboration advancing family medicine globally.
The Besrour Centre fosters collaboration to advance family medicine around the world.
The Besrour Centre will be guided by the following values:
- Equity – by recognizing the inherent dignity of every human being and the just distribution of resources and access to marginalized and vulnerable groups
- Justice – by ensuring that individuals and groups have fair and impartial access to the benefits of society, including the right to health
- Excellence – by striving and adhering to the highest standards of quality, integrity, professionalism, leadership, and evidence-informed and patient-centred care
- Reciprocity – by promoting the collaborative and multidirectional exchange of experience, knowledge, and capacity-building among partners and their communities
- Respect – for each other’s cultures, norms, and perspectives
The Besrour Centre aims to achieve its mission of fostering collaboration to advance family medicine around the world through four strategic priorities:
- Help establish family medicine as the foundation of health systems around the world
- Increase the adoption of training standards and accreditation in family medicine
- Advance faculty training in family medicine
- Strengthen continuing professional development for generalist physicians and primary care teams
Spheres of activity
Each strategic priority will be addressed through four spheres of activity:
- Research and scholarship
- Development and evaluation of tools and strategies
- Consultation, knowledge transfer, and application
- Dissemination and communication
Family medicine: Preventive and curative medical care, most commonly but not exclusively delivered in the primary care setting; involves a physician’s care and, in an increasing number of settings, includes care by allied care professionals working as teams
Family physician: A physician who provides effective, motivated, person-centred, comprehensive, community-informed, and competently trained (EMPCCCT) generalist medical care. The term general practitioner has also been used to describe this role.