RACGP aged care clinical guide (Silver Book)

Silver Book - Part A

Reviewers

Last revised: 30 Sep 2019

Acknowledgements

The Silver Book Expert Advisory Group gratefully acknowledges the expert reviewers and representatives from the organisations who contributed scholarly feedback.

Reviewers

Dr Catherine Andronis 
General Practitioner, AccessHC

Dr James Antoniadis
General Practitioner and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Kew, Victoria

Dr Adelaide Boylan
General Practitioner, Tea Tree Gully’s Pioneer Medical Centre; Lecturer in Simulation, University of Adelaide

Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty
Scientia Professor, Ageing and Mental Health, University of New South Wales; Consultant Psychogeriatrician, Aged Care Psychiatry and Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital; Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (Assessment and Better Care); Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW; President, International Psychogeriatric Association

Dr Paul Burgess 
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; Clinical Director, Coordinated Care, Strategic Primary Health Care, Top End Health Service

Associate Professor Alvin Chong 
Principal Dermatologist, Ivanhoe Dermatology Clinic; Dermatologist, St Vincent’s Hospital; Associate Professor, University of Melbourne; Head, Transplant Dermatology Clinic, Skin and Cancer Foundation Victoria

Dr Philip Clarke
Dermatologist, Launceston Dermatologist; Visiting Medical Practitioner (Dermatology), Launceston General Hospital; Clinical Lecturer (Dermatology), University of Tasmania

Continence Foundation of Australia

Associate Professor Charlie Corke
President, College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand; Intensive Care Specialist, Barwon Health

Dr Gary Deed
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; Chair, RACGP Specific Interests – Diabetes Network; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

Dementia Australia

Dr Jagdeesh Singh Dhaliwal
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; General Practitioner and Clinical Director, Aged Care GP

Professor Peter Ebeling, AO
Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health; Director, Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science

Dr Rohan Elliott
Senior Pharmacist, Aged Care and Research, Austin Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University

Dr Paul Fishburn
General Practitioner and Founder, Skin Cancer Centre

Dr Matthew Grant
Palliative Medicine Physician, St Vincent's Hospital; Research Fellow, VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group

Professor Malcolm Hopwood
Ramsay Health Care Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne; President, Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations; Past President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Dr Claire Hepper
General Practitioner, Creswick Medical Centre

Associate Professor Rowena Ivers
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney; Member, RACGP NSW&ACT Council

Professor Susan Kurrle
Director, Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health; Curran Professor, Health Care of Older People, Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low
Associate Professor, Ageing and Health; NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow; Head of Discipline, Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health, University of Sydney

Dr Mary Beth MacIsaac
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; General Practitioner, North West Medical Practice; Member, RACGP NSW&ACT Council

Professor Geoff Mitchell
Professor, General Practice, Primary Care Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland; General Practitioner, Limestone Medical Centre

Dr Michael Montalto
Senior Medical Consultant, Hospital in the Home, Epworth Hospital Richmond

Associate Professor Mark Morgan
Chair, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; Associate Dean, External Engagement, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz
Registered Nurse; Research Fellow, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Barwon Health Partnership

Dr Amy Page
Lead Pharmacist, Rehabilitation Aged and Community Care Services, Alfred Health; NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Monash University

Painaustralia

Associate Professor John Pyne
Dermatologist

Ms Robyn Saunders
Consultant Pharmacist, MediCom, Medication Management Services

Dr Magdalena Simonis 
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; General Practitioner, St Kilda Road Medical Centre; President, Victorian Medical Women’s Society; Honorary Research Fellow, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne; Member, Strategy and Policy Committee, Breast Cancer Network Australia; Board Member, National Hearing Health Advisory

Dr Michael Tam
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; Staff Specialist, Academic Primary and Integrated Care Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District and Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales

Dr Marguerite Tracy
Member, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care; Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Dr Margaret Winbolt
Registered Nurse; Director, Dementia Training Australia; Senior Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care

Associate Professor Michael Woodward
Director, Aged Care, Austin Hospital; Geriatrician, Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital; Past President, Australian Wound Management Association; Editor, Wound Practice and Research; Editor, Geriatric Therapeutics, Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
 


Previous editions

The Silver Book Expert Advisory Group gratefully acknowledges past authors, editors, reviewers and representatives from the organisations who contributed scholarly feedback for the first four editions of the Silver Book.
 


Conflicts of interest

This publication has been produced in accordance with the rules and processes outlined in the RACGP Conflict of Interest Policy