July 2010

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Volume 39, No.7, July 2010 Pages 525-525

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

Learning objectives

After completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • identify areas of communication in discussing challenging content that could be improved
  • devise a method to incorporate the use of clinical decision tools into clinical practice
  • analyse the feasibility of a suggested approach to your individual clinical practice
  • integrate knowledge from either decision aids or the individual patient into decision making when there is uncertainty
  • discuss critically the systems in your practice for warfarin management.

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