I first encountered the concept of alexithymia when I worked with people suffering from eating disorders. Many people experiencing eating disorders have great difficulty identifying and naming their own emotions.
Many healthcare processes have been re-evaluated in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The answer to that question definitely depends on who you ask.
Let’s start with the cynics and get them out of the way.
This is no time to yield to atrial fibrillation (AF). As a former clinical pharmacist and academic working in the internal medicine ward and ambulatory clinic of a busy teaching hospital in Ethiopia, I encountered numerous cases where patients suf...
This Hot Topics Keep it Simple Summary is a guide to evidence based medicine in 2020, straight from our UK partners, NB Medical.
Change seems to be the theme of 2020. In our region, as with many in Australia, it started with bushfires, before a jump to the left into ‘COVID Capers’.
COVID and all its attendant inconveniences (I guess some would say “tortures”) has forced many of us to revise our personal wellbeing plans and dig out some old strategies that we haven’t used for a while. It’s also made some of us realise that ma...
Malignant Hyperthermia is a rare and potentially life threatening genetically inherited condition that can be triggered by drugs commonly used in anaesthesia. If it is not recognised and treated in its early stages, MH can be fatal.
Restless leg syndrome is a common presentation in General Practice characterised by uncomfortable sensations in the legs. These sensations are associated with an irresistible urge to move the legs to relieve the symptoms.
My patients are loving telehealth. They love it so much that most of them are saying they don’t want to come back to face to face consultations. You probably need to bear in mind that my patients are long-term therapy patients that I know very well.
In order to achieve these standards, it is essential that medical and nursing staff who work with paediatric patients receive specialised education to manage a paediatric cardiopulmonary arrest.
Is Acadia running your life right now?
Are you, like the solitary monks who used that term in the middle ages, suffering from the combination of boredom, frustration, agitation and lethargy that comes with physical isolation?
Like me, you probably spend a lot of time talking to people about how they feel about the COVID 19 pandemic, but do you talk to them about their thoughts and beliefs about it?
A frequently used medication in community and hospital settings is paracetamol (named acetaminophen in some countries). It has less adverse effects than other analgesics, as it has no effect on platelet functioning and allergies are very rare.
Suicide in Australia amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occur at twice the rate of the general population. Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at even greater risk, those aged 5 to 17 years, suicide is the le...
SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on global health and economics. Australian GPs are on the frontline and they are forced to make decisions in a medical landscape where the parameters for testing are changing daily and many pa...
Right now, most of us are a bit upset in one way or another. Some of us are very upset. Stress, frustration, grief, anxiety, sadness, isolation, loneliness, worry about the present, worry about the future – all these things are rising to the surfa...
At 65 and a half (yes, it’s come to that. I’m actually counting the months again!) I find myself reluctantly looking down the barrel of a shotgun labelled “old age”. It’s OK, don’t panic – I’m not unwell. It’s just that my body hurts and people k...
Clinical and Healthcare Improvement through My Health Record Usage and Education in General Practice
Has anyone heard that or a variation of it recently? I’ll bet you have!
Many years ago, before I had kids of my own, I used to hear my brother-in-law saying to his bored and whining kids “Come on then, I’ll give you a job. I’ve got plenty for y...
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