Monthly Archives: August 2018

So Doctor, do you know what your duties and responsibilities are when using the My Health Record System?

Much have been said in the media about the impact on privacy and security of personal health records for anyone who had signed up or, in the near future, are being automatically signed up for a My Health Record. My … Continue reading

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Is Consent a moral dilemma or a mere medicolegal formality ?

Doctors, and specifically GPs, have for many decades considered the concept of Informed Consent an integral and mandatory part of the interactions with their patients. ACT Health defines Informed consent as follows: In addition there were some very specific rules … Continue reading

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Smoke & mirrors.The Politics of Medicine

Canberrans woke up this morning to the sounds & sights  of the Media lamenting the fact that “Canberrans are the most likely to be slugged fees for Medicare services” A dramatic description followed describing how the latest AIHW report had … Continue reading

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Are Medically Prescribed Opioids Killing Australians?

Originally posted on Rural General Practice:
Are medically prescribed Opioids killing Australians?   In 1996 Oxycontin a drug more powerful than Heroin hit the medical marketplace. It was touted as the cure for any pain, without addiction and without risk.…

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Little Sick, Big Sick

Originally posted on partridgegp:
GPs, Pharmacists, and Nurse Practitioners have roles in primary care – but it’s not either or. It’s both. They shouldn’t be competing against each other. They are not the same. Professor Claire Jackson has her views…

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