Resources added for the New Year

There are a number of new resources now added on the WONCA website. Some have been suggested our Working Parties and Special Interest Groups and then there are Goodfellow Gems and PEARLS.

WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice

Selected resources on Physician Resilience - These resources are a synthesis from the Apr 30, 2017: Workshop “Building Resilience and Preventing Burnout in Rural Practice” as well as feedback from the May 2, 2017 Assembly at the 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference. Download resilience tools and publications resource list

WONCA SIG on Non-Communicable Diseases

Numerous journal articles of relevance are available on the group's webpage under "resources:. These include articles on interventions to support safer prescribing in everyday practice , COPD rehabilitation, polypharmacy and mortality risk, strategies to improve the continuity of care in general practice, shared care outcomes.

NCD resources - Click on "resources"

WONCA SIG on Family Violence

Global resources
WHO: Health care for women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence – Clinical Handbook
WHO: Strengthening health systems to respond to women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence: A manual for health managers
WHO: Global and regional estimates of violence against women. Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence
WHO: Child maltreatment fact sheet
Unicef: Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for health and psychosocial service providers in humanitarian settings
WHO: Elder Abuse fact sheet
WHO: European report on preventing elder maltreatment

Australia: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Clinical Guidelines "white book"
Canada: Violence Evidence Guidance Action: a public health response to family violence (VEGA)
Slovenia: Recognizing and treating victims of domestic violence in health care settings (POND)
UK: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – Domestic violence and abuse: multi-agency working
UK: Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS)
USA: Futures without Violence
USA: Aging in Place: National Council for Aging care
USA: CDC Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Goodfellow Gems

Gems are chosen by the Goodfellow director Dr Bruce Arroll to be either practice changing or practice maintaining. The information is educational and not clinical advice. ©The Goodfellow Unit. Latest additions are:

- Pain control in sciatica. NSAIDs, corticosteroids and antidepressants of small benefit
- Gabapentinoids are probably ineffective in chronic low back pain and have significant adverse effects
- Sleep training improves infant sleep problems
- Tricyclics may prevent tension-type headache and reduce analgesic use
- Short term steroids may be associated with sepsis, thrombosis and fractures
- The nurse telephone call is a powerful tool for depression and possibly post-partum depression
- Mild, moderate and vigorous exercise may be effective for depression
- Coeliac disease can be asymptomatic: four reasons to treat it
All Goodfellow Gems

PEARLS - Practical Evidence About Real Life Situations

These are brief (minimalistic summaries) of Cochrane Primary care systematic reviews with the answer in the title (so you only read the ones you like). Latest additions are:

566 Tobacco cessation interventions helpful for people with substance use disorders
564 Compression stockings prevent DVT in airline passengers
564 No evidence for drug treatments for recurrent abdominal pain in children
563 Little evidence of benefit for injected corticosteroids in plantar heel pain
520 Mixed evidence on interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity
519 Limited benefit from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for chronic low back pain
518 Limited evidence for benefits of interventions to reduce sitting at work
517 Skin grafting and tissue replacement effective for diabetic foot ulcers
516 Legislative smoking bans improve health outcomes
515 Over-the-counter artificial tears effective for dry eye syndrome