April 2013

AFP Cover 2013 April


April 2013 Vol 42 (4) 161-256

This month's articles include tendon injuries, presenteeism, workplace bullying, returning to work after injury, chronic hepatitis B, duty of GPs to follow up, and chronic fatigue syndrome.


Work related encounters in general practice

Carmen Zhang, Ying Pan, Helena Britt


Implications and health risks

Kristy Sanderson, Fiona Cocker

Tendon injuries

Practice tips for GPs

Justin Paoloni

Returning to work after an injury

Peter Fenner

Workplace bullying

What’s it got to do with general practice?

Deborah A Askew, Philip J Schluter, Marie-Louise Dick

Up front

We can work it out

Sarah Metcalfe

Letters to the editor


Chronic fatigue syndrome

A patient centred approach to management

Megan Arroll, Bruce Arroll

Quantitative serum immunoglobulin tests

Richard KS Loh, Sandra Vale, Andrew McLean-Tooke

Bibliotherapy for depression

Handbook of Non Drug Intervention (HANDI) Project Team, Tegan Usher

Digital eye drop instillation

A novel method

Matthew Krilis, Minas Coroneo

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Three cases in the spine

Andrew McLaughlin, Revathy Arulventhan

Complex type 2 diabetes mellitus

Management challenges and pitfalls

Mark Kennedy, Adam Roberts

Subungual nodule of the great toe

Paulo Morais


Diagnosis and treatment

Gretchen Dickson


Training in critical thinking and research

An audit of delivery by regional training providers in Australia

Emily Farrell, Parker J Magin, Marie Pirotta, Mieke van Driel

Chronic hepatitis B

Care delivery and patient knowledge in the Torres Strait region of Australia

Annie Preston-Thomas, Patricia Fagan, Yoko Nakata, Elayne Anderson

Home blood pressure monitoring

A trial on the effect of a structured education program

Colman Siu-Cheung Fung, William Chi-Wai Wong, Carlos King-Ho Wong, Albert Lee, Cindy Lo-Kuen Lam

Managing same day appointments

A qualitative study in Australian general practice

Belinda Garth, Meredith Temple-Smith, Malcolm Clark, Cathy Hutton, Elizabeth M Deveny, Ruby Biezen, Marie Pirotta


The duty of GPs to follow up patients

Sara Bird

The pre-employment medical

Ethical dilemmas for GPs

Chandramani Thuraisingham, Sivalingam Nalliah

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Melissa Tan


AFP Podcasts

Interviews April 2013

Tendon injuries

Associate Professor Justin Paoloni discusses tendon injuries and provides some very practical tips for assessing and managing these problems in general practice.

Duration: 12 minutes 41 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Dr Kristy Sanderson discusses the concept of Presenteeism, its potential health implications and the role of the GP in its detection and management.

Duration: 12 minutes 58 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Returning to work after injury

Dr Peter Fenner discusses an approach to returning to work after injury and some strategies to optimise recovery for our patients.

Duration: 21 minutes 13 seconds
File size: 6MB

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Workplace bullying

Dr Deborah Askew provides some insights from her research into workplace bullying and looks at how this applies to the general practice as a workplace

Duration: 21 minutes 26 seconds
File size: 6MB

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