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Tim Senior
Husband, Father, Doctor, Teacher, Viola player, Vegetable Gardener, Occasional Brewer.
Husband, Father, Doctor, Teacher, Viola player, Vegetable Gardener, Occasional Brewer.
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A Tricky Question
This article was published in the December 2014 issue of Good Practice , the RACGP publication. I forgot I'd written it, so I'm posting it here now! I’ve just
learnt the most dangerous question in medicine. It’s “Are you a good doctor?” I am sure,
dear read...
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Let Them Stay
Let Them Stay in Picton - Photo Cath Taylor We held a small gathering in Picton protesting against the potential return of over 250 asylum seekers to Nauru. Doctors, churches, writers, State Premiers and many many people around Australia have joined togethe...
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Greg Hunt gives up smoking*
Greg Hunt*
is trying to give up smoking. “All the
doctors say I need to give up smoking,” he says, “though science isn’t done by
consensus, and I’ve come across some really interesting blog posts. Now, I’m
not a doctor, but it’s pretty clear to me that ther...
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Boundless Plains?
Well, Imogen didn't get an answer from the PM to her last lette r.. She's phoned his office (yes, really) but heard nothing. She's still really angry and upset about the way we are treating children in asylum detention, so she's written another letter to th...
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Children self harming in asylum detention... my daughter writes...
My oldest daughter and I were in the car together when we heard Julian Burnside talking on the radio about children so desperate that they had attempted suicide while in asylum detention. It was heartbreaking. I discovered today that my daughter wrote to th...
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This  is a test to see if the Hangout works OK
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A session at the CCCT Supervisors' Weekend on using social media to enhance your own learning and use it for teaching registrars and students.
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Why Private Health Insurance won't improve our health
As we
play "will-they won't-they" on the GP Copayment – currently rumoured to be dumped, but with the Medicare rebate frozen, that’s just a slow implementation
of the co-payment. Health care costs keep rising, and presumably the government
know this as they...
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A Tricky Question
This article first appeared in the December 2014 issue of the RACGP Publication Good Practice . I have linked to PubMed for the articles, and included links to full text in the references at the end. One of the most difficult questions in healthcare may be,...
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The Hunger Games
This article first appeared in the July 2014 issue of the RACGP Publication Good Practice . It was written for a GP audience, who I hope would have fond memories of all the food terminology. Perhaps it was just me. The published version was edited slightly,...
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