Communication key in testing times

Communication key in testing times


Monday 18 November 2019

The struggling student stands out like a sore thumb. You can tell from their unkempt hair, unwashed clothes, and tired eyes that they are behind. They’ll be late to placement, obstructive, and refuse help when you offer it. Correct assumptions, …


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Work-Life Balance in Medicine – what it’s not


Monday 18 November 2019

Work-life balance. I have heard these three words thrown around at meetings and in casual corridor conversations as a means to explain current workforce issues and medical officer attrition (which it doesn’t); as a way to explain the differences in …


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The MBS re-examined – Will it benefit General Practice this time?


Monday 18 November 2019

Why are GPs the slow-boiling frogs of the health system? Calculated before tax but after practice expenses, the latest figures show that annual incomes dropped 3 per cent between 2016 and 2017 – the final year when the Medicare rebate …


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The country GP: the key ingredient to rural health


Monday 18 November 2019

I always talk about how General Practice is at the centre of our healthcare system. On the morning of writing this, I attended an AMA (WA) breakfast meeting, which was addressed by the Chair of the MBS Taskforce, Professor Bruce …


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We need to get the services right – and to the right people


Tuesday 12 November 2019

When I addressed the National Press Club in July this year, I spoke about wanting to improve mental health outcomes for young people and the implementation of a targeted plan towards zero youth suicide in remote communities.   We are …


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"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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Communication key in testing times
Harry D’Souza
Monday, 18th November 2019

The struggling student stands out like a sore thumb. You can tell from their unkempt hair, unwashed clothes, and tired eyes that they are behind. They’ll be late to placement, obstructive, and refuse help when you offer it. Correct assumptions, …