The Lovelorn Patient

The Lovelorn Patient


Monday 13 May 2019

There is no rhyme or reason to the romantic feelings some patients develop for their doctor. It may be a physical attraction, the result of an exaggerated deference to authority, or a reflection of the patient’s personal situation.   A …


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Building Capacity


Monday 6 May 2019

Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality is set to examine (among many issues) end-of-life care in the residential aged care system. At least 35 per cent of all Australians who die each year live in residential aged care …


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Urgent Care Clinics a win for common sense


Monday 6 May 2019

One of the McGowan Government’s key primary care election commitments was the establishment of Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) to provide the public with an alternative to presenting to emergency departments for acute but not life-threatening conditions.   The RACGP and …


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The computer says: Upgrade!


Monday 6 May 2019

The other day, while I was sitting in a GP clinic, a patient came in requesting a Centrelink medical certificate. She was bright and bubbly, but had a bone to pick with the doctor.   “The last doctor didn’t fill …


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Patient registration – threat or opportunity?


Monday 29 April 2019

There have been lots of proposals and comments swirling around General Practice funding in recent weeks. This is to be expected before an election.   However, the presence of the MBS Review, ultimately filtered through the political process, has made …


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Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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The Lovelorn Patient
Nerissa Ferrie
Monday, 13th May 2019

There is no rhyme or reason to the romantic feelings some patients develop for their doctor. It may be a physical attraction, the result of an exaggerated deference to authority, or a reflection of the patient’s personal situation.   A …