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Navigating the consultation

At the core of general practice is the consultation.  In its simplest form, the consultation can be regarded as the sharing of information between patient and doctor in order to facilitate both a common understanding and a plan of management.

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Clinical Opal #9 - 64 year old with fever and rigors
Clinical Opal #9 - 64 year old with fever and rigors
Dr Simon Morgan

Joan is a 64-year-old hospital cleaner who presents to you one morning feeling 'dreadful'. Joan has a past history of well controlled diabetes and takes metformin 500mg bd.

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Blended care – the future of therapy?
Blended care – the future of therapy?
Dr Samantha Spanos

Psychologists and their clients are perceiving online therapy in a new light since the pandemic. Although face-to-face therapy is once again possible, psychologists are opting for a mix of in-person and online therapy as the demand for care grows. Moving forward, how can digital programs be best integrated into routine care?

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Clinical Opal #8 - Myeloma
Clinical Opal #8 - Myeloma
Dr Simon Morgan

Bob Georgiou, a 66-year-old retired university lecturer, presents to you with vague aches and pains, weight loss of a few kilograms and fatigue for the past couple of months.

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The dilemma of treating the ones we love
The dilemma of treating the ones we love
Dr Jan Orman

As a health professional, we’re always going to be faced with the professional and personal dilemma of where and when to draw the line when it comes to advice or treatment of loved ones.

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Clinical reasoning and the KFP exam
Clinical reasoning and the KFP exam
Dr Allison Miller

In our day-to-day work as a GP, we undertake clinical reasoning with nearly every patient, mostly subconsciously. However, in preparation for the KFP exam, it can be helpful to deconstruct the clinical reasoning process. Hence this blog!

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Non-adherence to thromboprophylaxis prescribing in general practice – the views of GPs
Non-adherence to thromboprophylaxis prescribing in general practice – the views of GPs
Eyob Gebreyohannes

Last year, I conducted a series of interviews with GPs in order to understand their experiences with anticoagulation management in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

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What is it about New Year’s Resolutions?
What is it about New Year’s Resolutions?
Dr Jan Orman

It’s that time of year again where some of us convince ourselves that we’re going to “definitely” stick to those new year’s resolutions….

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Summer reading
Summer reading
Dr Jan Orman

There's something special and therapeutic about reading. A Summer read encapsulates so much more than just words printed on paper. Dr Jan Orman

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How Christmas day hurts our brains
How Christmas day hurts our brains
Dr Jan Orman

Did you know our brains work overtime during stressful times. It’s likely that the holiday period will spark some serious brain activity!

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