Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Jane Gunn

PhD, MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, is a general practitioner, Head, Department of General Practice and Chair, Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria.

Depression in general practice Consultation duration and problem solving therapy

General practitioners have expressed concern that consultations offering psychological therapy approaches will take up too much time. However, problem solving therapy (PST) for depression...

Primary care monitoring of depressive symptoms in young people

Table 1. beyondblue Guideline recommendations for best practice monitoring1Young people should be monitored for the onset of or increase in suicidal thinking following initiation of selective...

Publish or perish? Evaluation of a writing week

To improve research publication output, a general practice department in Australia declared a department wide ‘writing week’.

Research in general practice

This article is the first in a series on general practice research in Australia. The series explores strategies to strengthen general practice research and further develop the evidence base for...

Establishing the Victorian Primary Care Practice Based Research Network

Practice based research networks comprise research academics and primary care practitioners who have the mutual goal of supporting the development and implementation of research that is...

Visions of generalism – what does the future hold?

Support for generalism is underpinned by more than 100 years of writings and these writings point to writers and thinkers who have grappled with the tensions between generalism and specialism since...


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