Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Kelsey Hegarty

Email: k.hegarty@unimelb.edu.au
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, PhD, Professor, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Carlton, VIC

Disclosure for same-sex attracted women enhancing the quality of the patient–doctor relationship in general practice

People who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) experience significant health inequalities, which are compounded by difficulties in accessing culturally sensitive healthcare.1 A systematic...

Family violence across the life cycle

CaseNovak familyMary is 37 years of age and is married to John, an electrician aged 39 years who has his own business. They have been married for 3 years. Mary has a son, Lachlan, aged 12 years...

GPs’ communication skills A study into women’s comfort to disclose intimate partner violence

The impact of communication is likely to be influenced by contexts, settings and patient and provider characteristics (eg. the doctor-gender preferences of patients).6 The nature of the presenting...

Identifying and responding to men who use violence in their intimate relationships

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, damages the social and economic fabric of communities, and the mental and physical health of individual women, children, adolescents and...

Intimate partner violence Identification and response in general practice

Intimate partner violence is a common problem among women attending general practice, with around one in 10 women currently experiencing physical, sexual or emotional abuse by a partner. Abused...

Patient initiated aggression and violence in Australian general practice

Aggressive and violent behaviour by patients, or their relatives or friends, toward general practice staff is a matter of national concern. Forms of this behaviour include verbal and physical...

Potential roles for practice nurses in preventive care for young people A qualitative study

Adolescents report that they welcome the opportunity to discuss health issues such as contraception, substance use and sexually transmitted infections with healthcare providers and trust their...

Setting up a domestic violence telephone helpline for general practitioners in Australia: What exists and what works?

Domestic violence1 is an internationally recognised global health issue2 that Australia has prioritised.3 The prevalence of domestic violence in Australia is alarming – 17% of women and 5.3% of men...


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