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Forum October 2000

Author: ICGP

Publication Year: 2000


Editorial: In his final editorial, Dr Leonard Condren wonders why so many Irish GPs tend to keep their opinions to themselves
News: New 'super practice' for Waterford, GP service in IFSC faces opposition, Extra supplies of influenza vaccine distributed, Scientific meeting heads for Croke Park, Farewell to medical editor, VHI warned against interfering in doctor/patient relationship
Cover Story: Despite the level of contact with the medical profession during pregnancy and puerperium, 50% of postnatal depression still goes undetected, Dr Patrick McKeon
Practice Management: Practice-related questions answered
Conference Report: Drs Michelle Egan and Prannie Rhatigan report from the recent WONCA conference in Vienna where they presented the ICGP's smoking cessation programme
Open Forum: As serious road accidents increase, Dr Michael Fanning stresses the importance of keeping up to speed with emergency care and trauma skills
Counselling: Resources are available for those who want further training to help patients and their spouses with alcohol problems, Rolande Anderson
Et cetera: Miscellany of medical matters
Diary: Round up of meetings and events of interest to GPs
Clinical Review: Early detection is vital in the management of diabetes and greater partnership between General Practices and hospital clinics are the way forward, Prof Gerald Tomkin
Research: Dr Rachel Hartnett suggests a formula for treating vitamin B12 deficiency in Primary Care
Pain Management: Chronic pain is a constant companion that sufferers must learn to live with. One patient describes her experiences
Vaccination: Computerised patient records and specific software can greatly aid GPs in achieving a 95% immunisation rate, Dr Brian Meade
Pharmaceutical Update: News from the industry
Clinical Review Service: A selection of reviews of papers from the world's leading medical journals
Doctor's Diary: The challenges facing Dr Hugh Dennison this month include the effects of disintegrating underpants and overtight Y-fronts!
Latham at Large: Dr John Latham wonders how he manages to derive so much pleasure out of a good bottle of red wine, despite seeing the many ugly faces of alcohol that present inside (and outside) his inner city practice
UK View: There are already numerous obstacles in the way of the dwindling numbers undertaking locum work, so it is unlikely that many will survive in the wake of a new five-yearly reaccreditation plan, Dr Rob Walker


ICGP journal supplement

Format Print
Keywords periodicals
Publisher MedMedia Ltd
Classification periodicals
Volume 17
Edition First
ISSN 0790-9977
Pages 75
Categories: Irish Content, Forum, ICGP Resources
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