Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Kath O’Connor

MBBS, FRACGP, is a general practitioner, Castlemaine, Victoria.

Even among the troubled

For days after that phone-call, I found myself sifting through my encounters with this patient and wondering if I could have done anything differently, and if so, whether it would have altered the...

Forty-two and other numbers

Thomson Reuters calculates a journal’s impact factor by dividing ‘the number of citations in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) year by the total number of articles published in the two previous...

Keeping it simple

Memory is a strange and changeable beast. At the age of five, it is a vast empty space and populating it with minutiae can feel like a fun game. As a teenager it is as flexible as a muscle, able to...

On being useful

When the interview was completed and the patient went back to the ward, the tutor asked me how I felt. I wasn't in the habit of asking myself that question, so it took me a few moments to...


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