Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Annette Braunack-Mayer

BMedSc(Hons), PhD, is Head, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

General practice ethics: 
inter-professional responsibilities

CaseDr Sue Longford and Ms Margaret Wilmore have worked at the Southern Heights Family Practice for a number of years. Sue works as a general practitioner (GP) on a part-time basis and Margaret is...

General practice ethics: Continuing medical education and the pharmaceutical industry

CaseDr Jana is a general practitioner (GP) in a practice where pharmaceutical company representatives are generally welcomed. However, Dr Jana has decided to have no contact with the...

General practice ethics: Disclosing errors

CaseDr Warburton works in a large and busy metropolitan general practice. One evening, after he turns his computer off, the receptionist hands him a written request for an urgent medication renewal...

General practice ethics: Issues in family relationships

This month we turn to ethical issues that arise when family members try to be involved in a patient’s care.Case‘Dr Teh, it’s Margaret Wilmore here. I just wanted to have a quick chat with you about...

Opioid substitution therapy A study of GP participation in prescribing

Opioid substitution therapy (OST) is the most commonly provided treatment for heroin dependence in Australia and has been shown to be effective. Access to OST outside of specialised...


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