Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Joanne Gardiner

MBBS, DipRANZCOG, DipGerMed(UK), BTheol, is a GP counsellor, Foundation House Refugee Mental Health Clinic and Doutta Galla Community Health Centre Medical Service, Melbourne, Victoria.

Compassionate listening Managing psychological trauma in refugees

The physical and psychosocial effects of trauma in refugees are wide ranging and long lasting. They can affect symptom presentation, the patient-doctor relationship and management of refugee...

Consultations conducted in languages other than English in Australian general practice

Effective communication between general practitioners (GPs) and their patients is essential to the provision of high-quality care and the best health outcomes for patients. Criterion 1.2.3 of The...


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