Tap into the evidence
A number of organisations across Australia can support your practice (and patients) with free, quality evidence-based clinical resources on men’s health.
- Do you operate out-of-hours clinics or flexible appointment times to accommodate men in full-time employment?
- Is it feasible to have more male health professionals on staff?
- Is your reception and waiting area gender-inclusive?
- Is quality men’s health information readily available to your patients?
Have male health resources on hand
Prioritise professional education on men’s health
- When did you last have in-house training on men’s health?
- Does the practice need an update on male genital examination?
- What do your primary health care nurses need to know about men’s health?
- How can you earn professional development points in men’s health?
A critical review of past treatments and outcomes can be revealing and may help to establish recall and reminder systems
- With how many male patients with diabetes have you had conversations about erectile dysfunction (and vice versa)?
- How many parents of boys born with undescended testes have been provided with information about future risk of testicular cancer?
- How many male patients have had a genital examination when assessing fertility or androgen status?
- How many older male patients with borderline low testosterone levels (6 to 8 nmol/L) will now not be eligible for testosterone therapy on the PBS?
Why is this important? Men may be reluctant to ‘make a fuss’ about their health but generally respond well to timely and relevant advice and reminders.
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