Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Rhian Parker

BSc(Hons), MSc, MPET, PhD, is Associate Professor, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Patient initiated aggression Prevalence and impact for general practice staff

Patient initiated aggression toward general practice staff can cause distress among staff, however, it is unknown how frequently practice staff experience patient aggression in the workplace. The...

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...


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