David Forbes

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The Rome II pediatric criteria for functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) were defined in 1999 to be used as diagnostic tools and to advance empirical research. In this document, the Rome III Committee aimed to update and revise the pediatric criteria. The decision-making process to define Rome III criteria for children aged 4-18 years consisted of(More)
Current diagnosis, treatment and healthcare delivery processes in Australia are dominated by long established westernized clinically driven methods of patient-practitioner interaction. Consequently this dominant healthcare provider influence contributes to risk of miscommunication, misinformation in patient records and reciprocal misunderstandings that go(More)
Purpose – There is an increasing interest in using information and communication technologies to support health services. But the adoption and development of even basic ICT communications services in many health services is limited, leaving enormous gaps in the broad understanding of its role in health care delivery. The purpose of this paper is to address(More)
Communication in primary care is a key area of healthcare slow to adopt new technology to improve understanding between the patient and healthcare practitioner. Patients whose cultural background and regular form of dialectal communication are far removed from that of mainstream society are particularly disadvantaged by this during the patient-practitioner(More)
The term flocculation is often confused with coagulation, although the two refer to different processes. Coagulation is basically electrostatic in nature. It is brought about by a reduction of the repulsive potential of the electrical double layer. The term flocculation is derived from the Latin, “flocculus,” literally a small tuft of wool, or a loosely(More)
Clinical pharmacy is defined as “a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention” and “embraces the philosophy of pharmaceutical care.”1 The role of the clinical pharmacist is to promote safe, effective, and cost-conscious drug therapy and improve(More)
The global Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) epidemic imposes a heavy burden on communities that are ethnically vulnerable to the disease and further disadvantaged by socio-economic circumstance and cultural communications barriers. Aboriginal communities in rural and remote Western Australia are representative of these high-risk groups. Indigenous patients(More)