Authors

Stephen A Margolis

OAM; Editor in Chief, Australian Journal of General Practice; Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Qld; Staff Specialist, Royal Flying Doctor Service


 

COVID-19: Uncharted waters

‘Uncharted waters’ is perhaps an understatement of where we are headed at this time. The situation is fluid, with government regulations for our society changing rapidly.


Athletes now span every demographic

The science behind the management of athletes with injury or illness has exploded over the past two decades.


Cardiovascular disease risk factors

This issue focuses on risk factors for cardiovascular disease, with particular reference to smoking and lack of physical activity, as well as methods used to calculate cardiovascular disease risk.


Diabetic foot – A global health challenge

Diabetic foot remains a global public health challenge and is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality.


Smoking cessation

Tobacco use remains a global health issue, and effective evidence-based smoking cessation programs continue to be a core component of the public health response to smoking.


Education is the key to the provision of quality palliative care

Palliative care has progressed from the margins to having a key role and responsibility within the discipline of general practice.


Evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine has been the driver of healthcare research and changes in general practice.


Evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine has been the driver of healthcare research and changes in general practice.


Exercise

The rationale for promoting exercise for both primary and secondary health prevention benefits is unequivocal.


Exercise is medicine – Moving an idea into action

The rationale for promoting exercise for both primary and secondary health prevention benefits is unequivocal.


The relative roles of intellectual discourse and psychomotor performance in clinical medicine

Apart from potentially decreasing the burden on emergency departments, incorporating broader-based wound care within a practice may enhance the GPs’ connectedness with their patients.


Lower limb

The Focus articles in this month's issue discuss conditions affecting the lower limbs, including peripheral artery disease, diabetic foot ulcers, paediatric pes planus and various skin conditions.


Minor wounds

Apart from potentially decreasing the burden on emergency departments, incorporating broader-based wound care within a practice may enhance the GPs’ connectedness with their patients.


Palliative care

Palliative care has progressed from the margins to having a key role and responsibility within the discipline of general practice.


Pigmented skin lesions

Skin cancer medicine is a core component of Australian general practice. The Focus articles featured in this issue discuss the management of pigmented skin lesions in general practice.


Prevention

Prevention as a key aspect of healthcare is probably as old as history. The Focus articles in this issue highlight opportunities for prevention in general practice.


Preventive healthcare: A core component of Australian general practice

Prevention has been a core focus in Australian primary healthcare since the 1980s.


Skin cancer medicine integral to Australian general practice

Skin cancer medicine is a core component of Australian general practice and is consistently in the top 10 conditions managed.


Book review: Stories for work – The essential guide to business storytelling

This expertly presented book provides important additional insights into the narrative process that is at the heart of Australian general practice.


Book review: Tensions & Traumas in Health Law

In the evolving discipline of health law, the clinical domain interacts with the legal and governance structures of the courts and lawmakers, and the ethical positions of society at large.


The athlete

The science behind the management of athletes with injury or illness has exploded over the past two decades.


The power of renaming: Australian Family Physician evolves into Australian Journal of General Practice

General practice as a unique discipline has advanced exponentially, culminating in the formal recognition as a distinct specialty.


Book review: Unwell: What makes a disease a disease?

An important foundation of the way general practitioners understand ill-health is through the interconnected constructs of disease and illness.