Simon Street

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OBJECTIVE To determine how examiners make decisions about candidates in the oral examination for membership in the Royal College of General Practitioners. DESIGN Qualitative research using interpersonal process recall interviews with oral examiners immediately following examination of an Medical Research Council General Practitioner (MRCGP) candidate. (More)
The use of herbal or alternative therapies continues to increase each year. This article extensively reviews four of the more commonly used herbs and dietary supplements: ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort, saw palmetto, and soy. The pharmacology, precautions, therapeutic uses, and adverse effects for each of these therapies are discussed.
The value of imertzctimz in a learning environment has been largely assumed h this paper we present the results of a conzpiztion between learning via static Web materiaL and learning with interactive material Two groups of first-yew-computing students were studied: one gro~p %'iewed an on-line graph theory tuton " al, the ozher group worked with a more(More)
Since the late 1980s, there have been major reforms of the British National Health Service, including the setting up of an internal market for health care, a new GP contract, and the development of a health strategy. This paper describes these reforms and discusses their impact on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. There has been an increased(More)
  • S Street
  • 1992
In a case history of Betty Barling, a patient who suffered from chronic illness, we see how ethics played a vital role in the outcome of Betty's condition. The case demonstrates the importance of listening objectively to patients' needs, analyzing those needs, and acting on them appropriately. The role of physician experience in patient outcome must also be(More)
The number of Americans that use alternative therapies, including herbal products, is increasing by overwhelming proportions. Hundreds of herbal products and homeopathic remedies are available to the consumer, but most of these have not been proved safe or effective. Consumers are now turning to their health care provider for guidance concerning the(More)