An opportunity for GPs and their colleagues to discuss topics mechanical back pain and explore ways of improving the quality of patient care
Relevance to General Practice
"GPs are generally the first port of call in the Australian healthcare system.
Problem/s managed by GPs may (at times) be limited to the level of a presenting symptom. At each patient encounter, up to four problems could be recorded by the GP. The range of problems managed at the encounter often crosses multiple body systems and may include undiagnosed symptoms, psychosocial problems or chronic disease, which makes the designation of a principal diagnosis difficult.
General Practice Activity in Australia, 2013-2014, Family Medical Research Centre, General Practice Series, No. 36, BEACH."
- Assess and investigate someone who presents with back pain
- Confidently manage the initial treatment of someone with mechanical back pain
- Implement a care path for the further management, referral and follow up
- Contribute to a multidisciplinary management team
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Pain management
North Shore Private Hospital
Northern Pain Centre
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