Marie-Louise B Dick

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There is increasing demand to provide clinical and teaching experiences in the general practice setting. Vertical integration in teaching and learning, whereby teaching and learning roles are shared across all learner stages, has the potential to decrease time demands and stress on general practitioners, to provide teaching skills and experience to GP(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to describe the prevalence of perceived workplace bullying in the Australian medical workforce, and investigate the relationship between workplace bullying and job satisfaction, health status, and current and planned medical workforce participation. METHODS An electronic cross-sectional survey of doctors currently in the paid(More)
OBJECTIVE To document symptoms associated with borderline, early and advanced ovarian cancer and identify personal characteristics associated with early versus late diagnosis. METHODS Information concerning symptoms and diagnosis history was available from 811 women with ovarian cancer who took part in an Australian case-control study in the early 1990s.(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore the meaning and potential use of women's self-reported difficulties in conceiving as a measure of infertility in epidemiological studies, and to compare women's stated reasons for infertility with information in their medical records. METHODS Data were available from a population-based case-control study of ovarian(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about general practitioners' confidence and competence in managing medical emergencies, yet these qualities are vital to maximise patients' chances of survival. AIM To document the distribution and determinants of GPs' self reported levels of comfort and competence in managing medical emergencies, and GPs' interest in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to formally identify medical students' attitudes towards population and preventive health issues addressed in the University of Queensland's Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme, in response to informal student reports that population and preventive health issues were largely just matters of "common sense".(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, clinical learning for medical students consists of short-term and opportunistic encounters with primarily acute-care patients, supervised by an array of clinician preceptors. In response to educational concerns, some medical schools have developed longitudinal placements rather than short-term rotations. Many of these longitudinal(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a common condition that poses diagnostic and management challenges for doctors and their patients. OBJECTIVE This article outlines an approach to the diagnosis and management of CPP in women, lists a range of possible aetiologies, and provides additional information on three conditions commonly associated with CPP:(More)
CONTEXT Medical student attachments in general practices play an important role in undergraduate medical education internationally. The recruitment by universities of new teaching practices or an increase in the teaching commitment of existing practices will be necessary to address rising medical student numbers. General practitioners (GPs) are likely to(More)
Although full-term pregnancies reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, it has not been conclusively established whether incomplete pregnancies also influence risk. We investigated the relationship between a history of incomplete pregnancy and incident epithelial ovarian cancer among over 4,500 women who participated in two large Australian population-based(More)