Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Wendy Rogers

Email: wendy.rogers@mq.edu.au
BMBS, BA (Hons), PhD, MRCGP, FRACGP, Professor of Clinical Ethics, and ARC Future Fellow, Department of Philosophy and Department of Clinical Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW.

General practice ethics: 
inter-professional responsibilities

CaseDr Sue Longford and Ms Margaret Wilmore have worked at the Southern Heights Family Practice for a number of years. Sue works as a general practitioner (GP) on a part-time basis and Margaret is...

General practice ethics: Continuing medical education and the pharmaceutical industry

CaseDr Jana is a general practitioner (GP) in a practice where pharmaceutical company representatives are generally welcomed. However, Dr Jana has decided to have no contact with the...

General practice ethics: Issues in family relationships

This month we turn to ethical issues that arise when family members try to be involved in a patient’s care.Case‘Dr Teh, it’s Margaret Wilmore here. I just wanted to have a quick chat with you about...

General practice ethics: Overdiagnosis, harm and paternalism

CaseJames Trantor, 45 years of age, is a generally anxious man and has chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes and ischaemic heart disease. Recently, he had an episode of right facial numbness...

General practice ethics: text messages and boundaries in the GP–patient relationship

CaseDr Brian has been caring for the Lucas family for more than 10 years. John and Mary’s son, Jimmy, is 4 years of age and was recently diagnosed with symptomatic diabetes mellitus. This led to...


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