Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Dimity Pond

Email: dimity.pond@newcastle.edu.au
MBBS, FRACGP, PhD, is Professor of General Practice, Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales.

Dementia An update on management

Apart from its high prevalence, there are other reasons why GPs should become proficient in the assessment and management of dementia:carers of people with dementia are at risk of depression and...

Impacts on clinical decision making Changing hormone therapy management after the WHI

Medical news often receives intense, but distorted, media coverage, which can lead to high levels of insecurity in both patients and doctors.

Older people with mild cognitive impairment Their views about assessing driving safety

Progression of cognitive impairment to dementia in some older people will make it necessary for them to eventually stop driving, which often leads to increased isolation and adverse social and...

Patient attitudes Training students in general practice

While evidence from Australian studies is lacking, evidence from overseas suggests that patients are generally willing to have a medical student present during general practitioner...


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