What a performance!

What a performance!


Wednesday 19 December 2018

That’s a wrap! Yes, that was the year – or the circus – that was 2018, and we can all look back at another 12 months of health in Western Australia. Expectedly, Medicus has given everyone a front row seat …


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12 months of representation, advocacy and achievement


Wednesday 19 December 2018

The end of the year is traditionally a time for reflection – about what we have achieved over the last 12 months as well as what remains to be done.   For me, it is a matter of not just …


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Contracts of Employment


Monday 17 December 2018

Primarily, medical practitioners covered by the WA Health System – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 (“the Agreement”), are employed on a fixed term basis. The Agreement’s Appointment Term Provisions* provide for appointments of:   Five years for Senior …


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Shaping up


Monday 17 December 2018

It was clear in 2017 that the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) needed a shake-up. The 2016 AMA (WA) Doctors in Training Hospital Health Check identified major morale issues at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and a negative view …


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DBT an important aspect of mental health recovery process


Monday 17 December 2018

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (or DBT) has become a mainstream dominant psychological treatment for mental health recovery. DBT is based on the core principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interrelated.   The fundamental difference between the …


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Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"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
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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E-cigarettes – AMA takes on big tobacco and the vaperatti

Monday, 14th January 2019

The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …