Teaching in general practice

January/February 2012

AFP Cover 2012 January/February

Teaching in general practice

January/February 2012 Vol 41 (1) 1-80

This month's articles include clinical reasoning, teaching medical students, patient safety and trainees in the practice, practical issues, access to primary care, acute rheumatic fever, and HbA1c and glycaemia.

Focus

GPs in teaching practices

Janice Charles, Lisa Valenti, Graeme C Miller

Trainees in the practice

Practical issues

Caroline Laurence, Deb Docking, Danny Haydon, Carolyn Cheah

Clinical reasoning

A guide to improving teaching and practice

Andrew Linn, Carole Khaw, Hugh Kildea, Anne Tonkin

Teaching medical students

Tips from the frontline

James A Best

Are they safe in there?

Patient safety and trainees in the practice

Up front

Reflection, resolutions and renewal

Carolyn O’Shea

Letters to the editor

Clinical

Rheumatic fever

Identification, management and secondary prevention

HbA1c and monitoring glycaemia

A skin lesion and fever of unknown origin

A case study

Anticholinergic and sedative medicines

Prescribing considerations for people with dementia

Ring-like lesions on the hand

A case study

Broken heart syndrome

A case study

Research

Key findings on ECGs

Level of agreement between GPs and cardiologists

Microbiological contamination of spirometers

An exploratory study in general practice

Management of type 2 diabetes

A community partnership approach

Susan Harch, David Reeve, Carole Reeve

Professional

StreetHealth

Improving access to primary care

Susan J Hookey

Revalidation for relicensing

Reflections on the proposed British model

Jill E Thistlethwaite, Rodger Charlton, Jane Coomber

Viewpoint

Improving medicine selection for older people

Do we need an Australian classification for inappropriate medicines use?

J Simon Bell, David G Le Couteur, Andrew J McLachlan, Timothy F Chen, Rebekah J Moles, Benjamin J Basger, Sarah N Hilmer

Back pages

Clinical challenge

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AFP Podcasts

Interviews January/February 2012

Are they safe in there? - Patient safety and trainees in the practice

Dr Pat Byrnes is an experienced GP, supervisor and educator. His focus article in the January–February 2012 issue of AFP considers issues of patient safety when trainees are seeing the patient. The article provides both background theory and practical ideas about how to detect ‘unconscious incompetence’. The podcast interview particularly focuses on the practical aspects of methods to assist to ascertain what is happening behind the consulting room door.

Duration: 14 minutes 35 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice

Dr Kerry Hancock is an Adelaide GP and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her article, in the research section of the January-February 2012 AFP, titled ‘Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice’ reports on research they have done locally testing spirometers. The results provide directions for future research, and she provides some useful advice for all practices with spirometers

Duration: 9 minutes 44 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Teaching medical students - Tips from the frontline

Dr James Best is an experienced GP teacher, who was awarded RACGP supervisor of the year in 2010, who provides an insight into why he teachings and tips for preparing to teach and implementing in the diverse general practice day.

Duration: 11 minutes 12 seconds
File size: 3MB

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