Dr Jane Tracy, director of the Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria at Monash University, says we can do a lot as GPs to help families care for people with disabilities.
"We can help people link to resources and services that are available to support them,” she says.
The video cane be viewed here: https://www.healthed.com.au/video/intellectual-disability-and-support/
What if your patients told you a lot of useful stuff before they sat down with you?
And when they eventually walked in, you’d already read a summary of who they are, what they think is wrong with themselves, and a range of other potentially useful consultation information? Would that help?
Healthshare, the folks that bring you things such as a patient information.....
Patients with long-term conditions who miss primary healthcare appointments are at higher risk of premature death than those who diligently attend their GPs, a British study has found.
The study is the first to compare the correlation of mortality rates of patients with long-term physical and mental conditions with how frequently they visit their GP and actually show up for appointments.
AMA President Dr Tony Bartone says the royal commission into aged care starting this week will highlight GPs’ frustrations and put unprecedented pressure on politicians to invest in better care for the elderly.