Vol 2, No 2 (2017)

What's in a Greeting?

From the Editor

What's behind the greeting?

Tammy McCausland

Read about the challenges of getting young Australians to quit smoking and how photoageing technology might help. Also, what's behind the doctor's greeting? Learn how ritual, mindfulness and being engaged can make for a better patient experience.


Getting young Australians to quit smoking is problematic. In this study, researchers tested the efficacy of photoageing technology as a tool to encourage people to attempt to quit.

Clinical Insight

How patients are greeted and welcomed to the office when they consult a clinician seldom receives much attention. This clinical insight paper describes one clinician’s ritual before greeting patients.