EOL care is best managed around a conversation

EOL care is best managed around a conversation

Thursday 8 September 2016

For over 20 years now, the focus of my practice has become more and more about end of life care. Dying is the third important phase of life after being born and living. Yet it gets very little attention in …

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Australia’s Private Health Industry has caught a cold

Thursday 17 March 2016

Regular readers of the business pages of newspapers recently might have come across the smiling face of Mr George Savvides, CEO of Medibank Private.   The insurance company is one of the darlings of a currently troubled market with profits …

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Health calls a loaded issue

Thursday 5 November 2015

Have you been sitting at home late at night and the phone rings, only to discover that the caller wants to talk about your private health insurance, conveniently offering you a substantially reduced premium for health cover?   West Australians …

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President’s Diary: August/September 2015

Wednesday 30 September 2015

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of months for AMA (WA)  and its President Dr Michael Gannon. From meetings with the Minister for Mental Health, discussions with the Canadian Medical Association on end of life care,  strategy meetings on immunisation …

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Suicide Prevention 2020 Strategy: Will WA learn from past failures?

Thursday 10 September 2015

Earlier this year, the State Government released an ambitious plan to halve the number of suicides and suicide attempts in Western Australia over the next decade.

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Setting the agenda on the End-of-Life debate
Dr Katharine Noonan
Thursday, 31st May 2018

It is an issue that will dominate political, medical and ethical debate in Western Australia over the next year, if not longer.   And the Australian Medical Association (WA) is determined to have the voice of the medical profession heard …