Managing Expectations – great and small

Managing Expectations – great and small


Monday 8 October 2018

An intern came to me recently to discuss how we could improve wellbeing and mentorship in the medical community, utilising a model of consultant-led reflective practice.   We discussed the proposal and concluded that although it would have a lasting …


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The Art of Engagement


Wednesday 3 October 2018

The AMA (WA) has many roles when it comes to representing members’ interests. This includes industrial advocacy, providing business and professional advice, and a major role in promoting good public health policy for the benefit of both patients and doctors. …


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10 reasons you should have a GP


Tuesday 2 October 2018

1) Your General Practitioner (GP) is your independent advocate in the health system. GPs spend all their time going in to bat for their patients and are very good at it.   2) Your GP has a different set of …


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Do you have a GP?


Tuesday 2 October 2018

What is the most common piece of advice a patient is given on leaving hospital? Go see your General Practitioner. But do you think we can follow this instruction ourselves?   Only 33-44 per cent of doctors in Australia have …


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Senior Lawyer steps into Director’s role at AMA (WA)


Thursday 27 September 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) would like to welcome Warren Edwardes as Director of Industrial and Legal Affairs. Warren will take over from outgoing Director Marcia Kuhne when she retires later this month after more than six years in the …


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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."
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Adj Prof Janice Bell
Tuesday, 16th October 2018

If we knew more about the factors that influence medical career choice, everyone involved in junior doctor training could help to guide and support that journey. With better insights, colleges and training organisations will know how to attract the right …