NSW Doctor – January / February 2017


This issue’s theme is health inequities and justice. It features Prof Sir Michael Marmot’s visit to the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation, the launch of the anti-child abuse campaign Stop the Clock, the risks presented by privatising healthcare in prisons, and profiles of both A/Prof Kelvin Kong, and Dr Kerri Eagle.


President’s Word January / February 2017

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Much more than a medical service"][/block_title] Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation exemplifies the necessity for Aboriginal people to shape the services for their community to deliver better […]

From the CEO January / February 2017

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Extraordinary doctors"][/block_title] In the medical profession’s pursuit of health equity and justice, some doctors stand out for their work in caring for the community. […]

DIT Diary: Summer Burnout

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Summer burnout"][/block_title] Eliza Milliken describes how JMOs aren’t resigning from contracts early because they’re selfish, but because they need a break to survive the stresses […]

Getting it right

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Getting it right"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) Councillor Sergio Diez Alvarez argues more investment is needed in medical training positions in hospitals, particularly in rural and regional areas, […]

Chiropractors and vaccination

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Chiropractors and vaccination"][/block_title] Chiropractor Andrew Shepherd condemns anti-vax colleagues whose views endanger the community and the profession. Many chiropractors, such as myself, have publicly stood against […]

Stop the Clock

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Stop the Clock"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) created the Stop the Clock campaign to raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse, as well as highlight the resources […]

Targeting Rheumatic Heart Disease

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Targeting Rheumatic Heart Disease"][/block_title] Federal AMA’s Report Card on Indigenous Health aims to completely eliminate RHD by 2031. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon called on governments […]

Hope among the melee

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Hope among the melee"][/block_title] If communities and individuals are empowered it is more likely that money spent will lead to progress, write Prof Sir Michael Marmot […]

Great expectations

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Great expectations"][/block_title] Associate Professor Kelvin Kong spoke with The NSW Doctor about his pathway into medicine, his mentors and his desire to see a national approach […]

The pitfalls of privatising prison healthcare

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The pitfalls of privatising prison healthcare"][/block_title] Elise Buisson argues good policy should trump good politics in the debate over whether to privatise healthcare in NSW correction […]

Privilege, power and trust

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Privilege, power and trust"][/block_title] As a forensic psychiatrist and Chair of the Medical Staff Council for Justice Health, Dr Kerri Eagle supports some of the justice […]

Employing Casuals

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Employing Casuals"][/block_title] A double-edged sword for private practices Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of employers fall into the trap of hiring ‘casual’ employees, […]

Looking for Robert Johnson: A journey through Mississippi

TRAVEL [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Looking for Robert Johnson: A journey through Mississippi"][/block_title] AMA (NT) President, Associate Professor Robert Parker, took a journey through Mississippi in search of a blues legend. […]

BMA Cup 2016

GOLF EVENTS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="BMA Cup 2016"][/block_title] In what could only be described as perfect conditions for golf, the 2016 BMA Cup was held at the NSW Golf Course […]

International Shield New Zealand

GOLF EVENTS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="International Shield New Zealand"][/block_title] A small but enthusiastic group of golfers contested the 2016 AMA International Shield over six rounds in October at three magnificent […]

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