Statement on End-of-Life Choices and Palliative Care

Statement on End-of-Life Choices and Palliative Care


Thursday 9 August 2018

It is evident that end-of-life care in Western Australia cannot continue with the status quo. It is also clear that improving the care and experiences of patients at the end of life extends far beyond the narrow scope of a …


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Dr Khorshid re-elected as AMA (WA) President


Thursday 5 July 2018

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid was last night re-elected for a second one-year term.   Dr Khorshid, an Orthopaedic surgeon first elected as State President in June last year, was re-elected to the top position unopposed.   …


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Excellence in medicine honoured at AMA (WA) Gala Dinner


Wednesday 4 July 2018

A pioneer in palliative care has been recognised by the Australian Medical Association (WA), receiving the Associations’ top medical award at the weekend.   Dr Doug Bridge, former head of palliative care at Royal Perth Hospital and medical director of …


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AMA (WA) welcomes commitment on alcohol advertising


Tuesday 3 July 2018

The AMA (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to its pre-election promise to remove alcohol advertising from public transport in Western Australia.   “This initiative is something the AMA (WA), along with the WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition, …


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AMA (WA) receives award for Best Public Health Campaign


Monday 28 May 2018

The AMA (WA) won a major Federal AMA Award at last weekend’s National Conference, recognising our strong campaign to tackle the issue of mental health, particularly adolescence suicide and self-harm.   The award, presented by AMA National President Dr Michael …


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