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Frailty as illness and the cultural landscape.
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It is over 30 years since Susan Sontag famously denounced the use of illness as metaphor and the idea of frailty as illness needed closer attention, and in West Wales the challenges in caring for people who are frail and widely dispersed by the rural landscape are clear. Expand
Books: The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts: Existential Angst in a Digital Age.
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The current state of general practice may leave a few of us gazing wistfully into the authors' cornflakes, mulling over the future of their profession, but The Future of the Professions provides plenty more ammunition with a smattering of food for thought. Expand
Tips for GP trainees working in infectious disease.
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This article provides a guide to some of the unique aspects of infectious diseases to help junior doctors prepare for their post, and to highlight the wide range of opportunities to expand skills and knowledge. Expand
Books: Is Your Job Making You Ill? How to Survive and Thrive When it Happens to You: Some Guidance for Patients and GPs in Tough Times.
Cannon Ellie Piatkus, 2018 , PB, 288 pp, £14.99 , 978-0349416748 By way of a confession I have a robust aversion to volumes on the shelves of the self-help section. I am sure the best among usExpand
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: panacea or poison?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) form an integral part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO's) pain ladder and in 2012 over 4 500 000 prescriptions for ibuprofen were dispensed inExpand
Reconstructive breast surgery
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It is important for GPs to have a working knowledge of the range of reconstructive techniques in order to direct patients to appropriate secondary care and provide good post-operative care. Expand
Sexual health and learning disability
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GPs are ideally positioned to provide holistic sexual healthcare for those with learning disability; this article aims to set out some of the areas of difficulty and offer guidance to ensure the subject can be approached with confidence. Expand