All Medicus Journal

Medicus is the AMA (WA)’s award winning journal distributed monthly (11 issues a year) to over 4000 doctors and decision makers throughout the state. AMA Members receive a copy of Medicus in the mail every month, and have access to the full text online.


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Drawing Connections
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VAD Bill Examined
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VAD Bill 2019
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Health Heroes Saluted
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Tall Order: The true value of reports & reviews
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Hospital Health Check 2019 – The results are in!
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En route to specialisation: The opportunities and the hidden costs for doctors in training
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Health Infrastructure in WA: Hanging by a thread
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Making her move
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A look back at 2018
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Social Media changing the face of health
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Is the doctor coming? GPs are turning away from aged care
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Imperfect Instrument | Health Services Act (WA)
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Is your workplace family friendly?
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Embracing the present
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New Kid on the block
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End-of-Life Choices Symposium: AMA (WA) takes the lead
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Obesity: Is WA losing the fight?
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Medicus March 2018
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Rural Practice: Mission Impossible?
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My Christmas Wish
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Drowning in Alcohol
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Money over Morale: The AMA (WA) 2017 Clinical Survey
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Why doctors are best to deliver vaccinations
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Commitment to Community – AMA (WA) Awards Night
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PMH: Rebuilding begins
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Dr Omar Khorshid: AMA (WA) President
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The thaw begins: Medicare Rebate freeze lifted
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Somethings COOKing! Dr Miller interviews the new Health Minister
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Switched On: WA embraces medical research
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Election 2017: Intrigue. Deception. Promises
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A look back at 2016
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Work-Life Balance: Getting it right!
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On borrowed time: The critical effects of concussion
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GP After Hours Care: Corporate Rorting Medicare
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End of Life Care: Can we do better?
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Achievers Saluted at AMA (WA) Awards Night
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Dr Andrew Miller: AMA (WA) President
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Pharmacy Immunisation: Just a cash injection?
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Shattering the silence: AMA (WA) survey reveals sexual harassment crisis
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Will new reforms save WA’s Mental Health system?
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Managed care by stealth: Are private health funds removing choice from consumers?
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Job cuts, bed state black, morale at all-time low: WA Health in 2015
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Dementia: Fighting the 21st Century’s biggest battle
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Bedevilled: Changing definition creates confusion when talking bed numbers
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A Way Forward for General Practice
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Salute to Service
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Under Siege: WA in the grip of an ice epidemic
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A Medical Degree with a different kind of future
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Why not a Generalist?
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Heart of the Matter
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When chronic pain strikes!
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Does Australia’s Healthcare system need a miracle?
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2014: A look back at the year in health
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Physician, heal thyself
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WA Medical Training System Under Strain
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Suicide Crisis: WA’s Mental Health System failing to save precious lives
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Immunisation in WA: Failing to reach the target
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Change agents honoured
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In safe hands: Dr Michael Gannon AMA (WA) President
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Sleep on it: Disorders, research, medicine.
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Code crisis: WA’s emergency healthcare
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Sexual Health: The complete wrap
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Can ethics in medicine stand the test of time?
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WA Medical Research Flatlines
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Mental Health Crisis: WA’s burden, WA’s shame
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New Children’s Hospital needs extra floors, but who’s listening?
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We were the young country: What does the future hold for Australia’s aged?
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Double Dose: Doctors honoured at AMA Awards
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Health: An uncertain road ahead
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General Practice: Changes, Challenges, Concerns
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Influenza is Coming – Vaccinate!
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Childhood Obesity: Weighing down a generation
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Screaming for Help
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Our Coverage of the State Election Continues
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Pledge to make Health no. 1
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How Healthy is Rural Health
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Suicide Breaking the Silence
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Training Crisis
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The Death of Smoking
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Vision, Action, Service
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Richard Choong
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Are you ready for the Auditor
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The Data on Doctors
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Ross River Virus
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No Voice. No Choice.
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