Evolution of general practice

Latest Issue: 2016

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December

Work related upper limb disorders

Work related upper limb disorders are common, expensive and difficult to treat. Rheumatologist and occupational physician Dr Michael Shanahan talks to Steve Trumble about effective management approaches, and answers the question: "where has all the RSI gone?".

Duration: 10 minutes 6 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Getting the at-risk patient back to work.

A S.T.R.A.T.E.G.Y. for getting the at-risk patient back to work. Dr Berny Trifiletti shares her acronym for helping injured workers get back on the job.

Duration: 15 minutes 47 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Morale in the workplace

Dr Peter Cotton is an organisational psychologist who believes that the "morale" in a workplace - and in the workers - plays a very significant part in determining health outcomes. In this interview he explains how two workers confronted with the same injury may respond differently depending on their emotional resilience.

Duration: 11 minutes 45 seconds
File size: 3MB

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The modern approach to getting back-injured workers back to work

The management of acute low back pain is quite a challenging problem in general practice, especially when it is work-related and there are other issues at play. Dr John Low is an occupational physician from Subiaco, WA. He discusses the modern approach to getting back-injured workers back to work.

Duration: 8 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 2MB

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November

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a difficult condition to diagnose clinically; it also has major consequences for women in terms of pain, disablement and possible infertility. Dr David O'Callaghan gives Steve Trumble an update.

Duration: 9 minutes 11 seconds
File size: 2MB

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October

The three of the most challenging areas of palliative care

Professor Patsy Yates discusses three of the most challenging areas of palliative care: when children are dying, when older people need decisions made, and when an Indigenous Australian is in need of palliation.

Duration: 10 minutes 48 seconds
File size: 1MB

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Palliation of symptoms other than pain

Dr Jane Fischer talks about palliation of symptoms other than pain (including dyspnoea, nausea, constipation, and depression) in people with cancer and other diseases

Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds
File size: 2MB

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August

Healthy weight

Rick Kausman talks about successful strategies for helping people be their most healthy weight

Duration: 10 minutes 54 seconds
File size: 1MB

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Podcast special: Phronesis

The President of the RCGP Dr Roger Neighbour talks with Steve Trumble about one of the skills that lies at the core of being a general practitioner: "phronesis", or practical wisdom

Duration: 10 minutes 49 seconds
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Podcast special: General practice in the United Kingdom

The President of the RCGP Dr Roger Neighbour talks with Steve Trumble about general practice in the United Kingdom and how it differs from Australia.

Duration: 12 minutes 37 seconds
File size: 3MB

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July

Which dressing should I use? - It all depends on the 'TIMEING'.

The choice of dressings when managing skin ulcers is important, but not more so than making a proper assessment of the patient, their ulcer and the environment in which they exist. Associate Professor Keryln Carville discusses the use of the T.I.M.E. acronym to help choose the right approach.

Duration: 16 minutes 33 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Leg ulcers - Causes and management

Leg ulcers are a common and time consuming problem in general practice. Poorly managed, they can result in unnecessary amputation or even death. One of Australia's leading wound management consultants discusses the basic approach to assessment and management.

Duration: 13 minutes
File size: 3MB

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Wound repair in children

Children can be challenging customers at the best of times and no more so than when you are trying to repair their wounds. Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr Ronan O'Sullivan, discusses practical approaches to the wounded child.

Duration: 15 minutes 36 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Medical workforce problems confronted by developing countries

While we do have medical workforce problems in Australia, they are nothing compared to those confronted by developing countries. Dr Malcolm Moore is a GP in Albury NSW who has worked in Nepal teaching local doctors the art and science of general practice. He talks about what Australian GPs can do to assist countries such as Nepal.

Duration: 11 minutes 35 seconds
File size: 2MB

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June

Computers can't listen

General practice is all about listening to our patients as they tell us the story of their health. Dr Chris Pearce discusses the impact that both computers and evidence-based medicine are having on our ability to practise in this patient centred manner. If we lose the patient's narrative, do we lose the plot?

Duration: 11 minutes 19 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Type 2 diabetes

Dr Jonathan Cohen presents a timely update on the pharmacotherapy of glycaemic control and other factors that modify cardiovascular risk for people with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is usually the first line, but what comes next?

Duration: 10 minutes 45 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Foot assessment in patients with diabetes

Careful foot assessment is an important part of GPs' comprehensive care of people with diabetes. In order to be effective, these assessments need to be carried out thoroughly and reliably. Dr Rajna Ogrin, a podiatrist in a high risk foot clinic, describes an evidence based approach.

Duration: 12 minutes 1 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Teenagers with diabetes

Adolescence is a difficult time for most teenagers, but when you have a chronic illness such as diabetes it can be really tough. The onslaught of physiological, anatomical and psychological changes can be quite overwhelming. Associate Professor Fergus Cameron from the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne discusses the challenges teenagers with diabetes face and how to approach their complex health needs.

Duration: 10 minutes 51 seconds
File size: 2MB

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