Doctors must respect the power they wield over patients

Doctors must respect the power they wield over patients

Friday 14 February 2014

Many would argue that the practice of medicine has changed with the progress of consumer empowerment and ready access to Dr Google.   Respectfully, however, some things even in that context are still underpinned by the interaction and relationship between …

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President’s Diary

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Meeting with Psychiatrists   AMA (WA) President, Dr Richard Choong convened a meeting with WA Psychiatrists to discuss their concerns regarding the delivery of mental health services in WA. He requested input from those attending the meeting into the Association’s …

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The British are coming…. so what?

Tuesday 30 July 2013

The Health Minister, the Honourable Dr Kim Hames recently addressed a group of AMA members at a breakfast meeting. He espoused a vision for our health system and the lessons he felt that he had learned from a recent trip …

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Mike Daube Drives Me Nuts!

Monday 8 July 2013

With Mike Daube approaching his fourth decade (or is it the fifth? No one is alive to bear witness) as a public health warrior, we asked many varied souls who have worked with him about their views of the short, …

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Don’t put your child on the firing line!

Wednesday 22 May 2013

    Influenza has, over the years, caused many a parent great pain. The pain of seeing your child gripped by myalgia, fever, chills and severe coughing. The economic pain of being unable to attend work as you care for …

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Caring for the dying is our greatest challenge
Dr Omar Khorshid
Wednesday, 6th December 2017

With the passing of euthanasia and physician assisted dying legislation by the Victorian Parliament earlier this week, the issue is now sure to travel West. In fact, this subject is likely to dominate public and medical debate next year. Already …