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‘GPs are this silent voice: we are in the community, we are the eyes and the ears of the community when these things happen and yet we’re not linked in to what happens.’
GPs are this silent voice: we are in the community, we are the eyes and the ears of the community when these things happen and yet we’re not linked in to what happens.
‘There are no generalisations to make because people come from different tribal groups and Australia is a huge country.’
While most of us hold the stereotype of a researcher as being a hard-nosed, data obsessed number cruncher, GP Associate Professor Gillian Gould has a different take.
‘As a GP, if we have tools that can support us in helping patients, then that makes the subject easier to bring up.’
Pushing a very heavy wheelbarrow up a very steep hill:. This is how GP Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss describes the difficulty facing an overweight or obese patient...
‘Diabetes is the single biggest challenge facing Australia’s health system and research into how to best prevent and manage the condition is critical to meeting the challenge.’
Ask anyone who has experienced living with diabetes. It’s a disease that can take a huge toll physically, emotionally and mentally...
‘Most new parents know the feeling - the exhaustion of yet another two am wake-up call from a distressed newborn.’
Most new parents know the feeling. The exhaustion of yet another two am wake up call from a distressed newborn...
‘Given that half of the people leaving prison in Australia see a GP within a month of release, GPs are at the pointy end of health care delivery for people leaving prison. ’
Dr Penny Abbott, an academic general practitioner at Western Sydney University’s School of Medicine, describes the role of the GP in helping women adjust to life outside of prison.
‘I really wanted to understand how social class and socioeconomic status played a role in the sort of care GPs were able to give people with diabetes’
An interview with Dr John Furler, GP and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne