Original Research Articles

Predicting falls in the elderly: do dual-task tests offer any added value? A systematic review

The issue of falls is a significant health concern in geriatric medicine and a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in those over 65 years of age. Gait and balance problems are responsible for up to a quarter of falls... 

Immunisation and informed decision-making amongst Islamic primary school parents and staff

Background: The Islamic community represents a recognisable and growing minority group in the broader Australian context. Some sectors of the international Muslim community have voiced concerns about the... 

Recognition and response to the clinically deteriorating patient

Background: Early recognition of clinical deterioration has been associated with a lower level of intervention and reduced adverse events. A widely-used approach in Australia is the Medical Emergency Team... 

Feature Articles

Emergency medicine in Australian medical student education

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay Introduction As the coalface of Australian healthcare, Emergency Medicine (EM) faces the growing healthcare challenges of the wider community.... 

Fiction and psychiatry: The tale of a forgotten teacher

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” -Hippocrates Reading this declaration today, conjures an unsettling, or almost unpleasant feeling that this once foundational... 

Legalising medical cannabis in Australia

Introduction Cannabis was first used in China around 6,000 years ago and is one of the oldest psychotropic drugs known to man. [1] There are several species of cannabis, the most common are Cannabis sativa,... 

The history of breast cancer surgery: Halsted’s radical mastectomy and beyond

Breast cancer is common. One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed by the time they turn 85, and it has been estimated that this year in Australia approximately 14,600 women will receive the diagnosis,... 

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ISSN (Print): 1837-171X
ISSN (Online): 1837-1728
ABN: 51967802511