President’s Diary

President’s Diary

Monday 17 February 2014

Meeting with Minister for Health   AMA (WA) President, Dr Richard Choong, met with Dr Kim Hames in late January this year.  The following Agenda items were discussed.  For additional information on any of these topics, email AMA (WA).   Memorandum …

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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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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 …