Mandatory reporting – Why we should never stop talking about WA’s Treating Practitioner Exemption

Mandatory reporting – Why we should never stop talking about WA’s Treating Practitioner Exemption


Monday 1 April 2019

When Dr Jason Laurens wrote about mandatory reporting in the December 2018 edition of Medicus (Mandatory Reporting: My Story), he had hoped junior doctors in Western Australia would read the article and appreciate the work the AMA does on their …


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Positive medical culture starts at medical school


Monday 1 April 2019

When the committee for the Medical Students’ Association of Notre Dame (MSAND) came together for the first time in 2019, we discussed how we wanted to build the year around three central themes – advocacy, transparency and inclusivity. We felt …


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When will enough be enough?


Monday 1 April 2019

Doctors in training around the country are up in arms over the treatment of Dr Yumiko Kadota, an unaccredited Plastic Surgery Registrar from New South Wales, and rightfully so. We are collectively appalled that someone with so much potential was …


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Fighting for PIP and increased aged care funding


Monday 1 April 2019

Aged care has been in the news recently – not only due to the Royal Commission, but also the recently announced changes to rebates for GPs providing consultations at Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs). Add to that the planned removal …


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Political commitment needs capital


Monday 1 April 2019

Royal Perth Hospital is a critical tertiary hospital in the WA Health system. Its crucial tertiary role has been emphasised consistently for over a decade now, being acknowledged in policy by the past two State Governments. RPH’s integral status is …


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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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For me, my kids, and my community

Monday, 15th April 2019

A free training program that assists members of the community develop grassroots suicide prevention and mental health support strategies is having a positive and life-affirming impact on participants.   Meekatharra local Pamela Hodder (39) learnt about the ‘Grow Local’ program …