State-funded meningococcal vaccine welcomed: AMA (WA)

State-funded meningococcal vaccine welcomed: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the WA Government’s decision to expand the state-funded meningococcal vaccine program to include young children.   “This is a fantastic initiative that will go a long way in protecting young children in our …


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Stay out of hospital this New Year’s Eve


Friday 29 December 2017

West Australians are urged to see out the year safely and to celebrate the arrival of 2018 sensibly, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said that emergency departments in Perth will be …


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Stay safe this festive season: AMA (WA)


Friday 22 December 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today wished all West Australians a safe, happy and healthy festive season.   “Unfortunately we see too many people ending up in hospital over the Christmas period, usually for completely preventable reasons,” AMA (WA) President …


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AMA (WA) launches sexual harassment campaign


Friday 15 December 2017

A new campaign jointly prepared and funded by the Australian Medical Association (WA) and the WA Health Department will tackle the insidious and damaging practice of sexual harassment in medical workplaces.   The campaign, to begin immediately, follows a landmark …


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AMA (WA) welcomes open date announcement for PCH


Thursday 30 November 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the news that the long awaited opening of the new Perth Children’s Hospital will finally take place in May 2018.   “After a seemingly endless list of problems, ranging from lead in 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
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The Lovelorn Patient
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Monday, 13th May 2019

There is no rhyme or reason to the romantic feelings some patients develop for their doctor. It may be a physical attraction, the result of an exaggerated deference to authority, or a reflection of the patient’s personal situation.   A …