Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

January/February 2014

AFP Cover 2014 January/February

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

January/February 2014 Vol 43 (1) 1-80

This month's articles include managing skin infections, antenatal care, mental health, cultural mentors, integrated clerkships and Klinefelter syndrome.


General practice encounters with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Carmen Zhang, Lisa Valenti, Helena Britt

Antenatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Marilyn Clarke, Jacqueline Boyle

Mental health in Indigenous settings

Challenges for clinicians

Ernest Hunter

Up front

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

General practice embraces its significant role in closing the gap

John Wakerman, Kylie Stothers

Letters to the editor


Core palliative medicines

Meeting the needs of non-complex community patients

Paul Tait, Bel Morris, Timothy To

Advanced skin squamous cell carcinoma

Role of radiotherapy

Michael J McKay

Klinefelter syndrome

A general practice perspective

Elyssia Bourke, Amy Herlihy, Pamela Snow, Sylvia Metcalfe, David Amor

Approach to low back pain


Simon French, Peter Werth, Bruce Walker

Management of smoking in pregnant women

Colin P Mendelsohn, Gillian S Gould, Cheryl Oncken


Factors affecting medical students’ sense of belonging in a longitudinal integrated clerkship

Andrew Bonney, George Albert, J Nicky Hudson, Patricia Knight-Billington

What do GPs need to work more effectively with Aboriginal patients?

Views of Aboriginal cultural mentors and health workers

Penelope Abbott, Darshana Dave, Elaine Gordon, Jennifer Reath

General practice registrar perceptions on training medical students

Anne Kleinitz, David Campbell, Lucie Walters


Generalism workforce planning

Definitional, pragmatic and transformational issues

Lucio Naccarella

A is for aphorism

‘A normal person is only someone who hasn’t been investigated enough yet'

Jenny Doust

In the wake of Angelina

Managing a family history of breast cancer

Kate Dunlop, Judy Kirk, Kathy Tucker


My journey into Aboriginal health

Lara Wieland

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