Nursing home patients

April 2015

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Nursing home patients

April 2015 Vol 44 (4) 161-256

This month's articles include Managing BPSD, Advance care directives, Models of GP services and Antibiotic use


General practice encounters with patients living in residential aged care facilities

Julie Gordon, Christopher Harrison, Graeme C Miller

Models of general practitioner services in residential aged care facilities

Richard L Reed

Minimising psychotropic use for behavioural disturbance in residential aged care

Samantha M Loi, Alissa Westphal, David Ames , Nicola T Lautenschlager

Advance care directives in 
residential aged care

I Anne Leditshke, Therese Crispin, Jill Bestic

Antibiotic use in residential 
aged care facilities

Ching Jou Lim, Rhonda L Stuart, David CM Kong

Pain management in residential aged care facilities

Steven Savvas , Stephen Gibson

CARE-PACT: a new paradigm of care for acutely unwell residents 
in aged care facilities

Ellen Burkett, Ian Scott

Up front

Editorial: Nursing home patients

Margaret McCartney

Letters to the editor


Septic arthritis in children

Christopher Wall, Leo Donnan

Sporotrichosis outbreak and mouldy 
hay in NSW

Deeksha Dhingra , David Durrheim, Philippe Porigneaux

A young boy with an interesting skin condition: a case study

Hugh Le Lievre , Louise Baker

The current status of MRI in 
prostate cancer

Kesley Pedler, Yu Xuan Kitzing, Celi Varol , Mohan Arianayagam

Diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus 
in adulthood – a case report

Ashraf Saleh


Are GP supervisors confident they can assess registrar competence and safety, and what methods do they use?

Gerard Ingham, Simon Morgan, Leigh Kinsman, Jennifer Fry

Retrospective audit of postnatal attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women attending a community-controlled health service in north Queensland

Lisa Oliver , Michael Wood, Ciaran Frawley, Jacqueline Almond , Sarah Larkins

Understanding, benefits and difficulties of home medicines review – patients’ perspectives

Julie Ahn, Ji Eun Park, Christina Anthony, Michael Burke

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