Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Summer Salad

January-February Vol 38 (1) 1-80


Breastfeeding knowledge

Claire Jackson, Desley Hegney, Wendy Brodribb, Anthony B Fallon

Compounded medicines and ‘off label’ prescribing

Andrew McLaughlin, Romano A Fois, Barry T Mewes, Iqbal Ramzan

Controversies in type 2 diabetes

Bu B Yeap

Multiple chronic problems

Ying Pan, Helena Britt, Janice Charles

Overcoming communication barriers

Jane Tracy, Ka Lip Chew, Teresa Iacono

Up front

A healthy educational diet

Jenni Parsons

Letters to the editor


A mass on the palate

Keng Yin Loh, Bee Eng Ong, Sambandam Elango

New action plans for the management of anaphylaxis

Andrew S Kemp, Wendy Hu

Upper cervical spine injuries in elderly patients

M Sami Walid, Nadezhda V Zaytseva

Venous thromboembolism

Nicola H Chapman, Timothy Brighton, Gideon A Caplan, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Beng H Chong, Mark F Harris


General practice registrar teaching roles

Jon Emery, Jenny Dodd, Alistair Vickery, Hilleke van Osch

HPV vaccination catch up program

Deborah Bateson, Edith Weisberg, Kirsten McCaffery, S Rachel Skinner

GPs’ concerns about medicolegal issues

Louise Nash, Merrilyn Walton, Michele Daly, Maree Johnson, Garry Walter, Elizabeth van Ekert, Simon Willcock, Chris Tennant


Choosing general practice

Jeremy Bunker, Narelle Shadbolt

Miasma revisited

Andrew D S Gibson

Are sickness certificates doing our patients harm?

Debra A Dunstan


Changes to general practice

David Topps, Jill E Thistlethwaite

AFP in practice

AFP in practice

Carolyn O’Shea

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge


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.

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

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.


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