Culture and diversity

April 2010

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Volume 39, No.4, April 2010 Pages 253-253

Carolyn O’Shea

AFP in Practice questions are designed to get you started in a small group learning (SGL) activity in your practice or with colleagues. Requirements to earn 40 Category 1 CPD points for a SGL activity are: minimum of four and a maximum of 10 people, minimum of 8 hours of discussion in a year, and at least two GPs. Groups may include anyone else who has an interest (ie. practice nurses, community health workers, allied health professionals). A kit with all the instructions and forms you need is available at You can also earn Category 2 points based on these questions at AFP practice challenge. Visit

Learning objectives

After completion of this activity participants will be able to:
  • discuss critically issues in using interpreters in consultations
  • describe their approach to a health problem
  • use an online resource for palliative care for assistance in patient care
  • examine their approach to self care after difficult consultations
  • construct a method to improve interpreter use in their practice.

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