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A need to be specific about general practice

With practice nurses doing a wider range of work in general practice their duties and responsibilities have to be clearly defined. By Eamon Merrick, Christine Duffield, Richard Baldwin and Margaret Fry. Nursing features prominently in the future of Australia's primary ...

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Personal touch at the practice

Practice nurses perform myriad tasks in doctors' surgeries, one of the most important is to communicate with patients. By Flynn Murphy It is 1pm on a Wednesday at Glebe Medical Centre in Sydney's inner west, and nurse Jessica Turner is sneaking ...

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Lightening the load with team work

Collaborative care for the management of depression, heart disease and diabetes brings positive results. By Annie May. Practice nurses can improve depression in patients with diabetes and heart disease, a recent study has found. Researchers from the Greater Green Triangle ...

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Coaching for change

A pilot program in Queensland has enabled practice nurses to provide lifestyle advice to their patients in addition to providing general medical care, writes Jeff Li. Practice nurses in three Queensland clinics are motivating their patients to change their lives ...

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