NSW Doctor – July / August 2017

JULY / AUGUST ISSUE 2017

This month’s cover is dedicated to outgoing AMA (NSW) Charitable Foundation Chair, A/Prof John Gullotta. Beyond our cover story, this issue of NSW Doctor provides ongoing coverage of action on doctor suicide, racism being faced by people working in hospitals, the Federal Budget, doctors working in war zones, and more.

FEATURES

Committed to doctors and patients

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Committed to doctors and patients"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) will continue to pressure the Federal Government to improve the funding of health, including better supporting Medicare. THE […]

A celebration of diversity

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A celebration of diversity"][/block_title] Medical professionals have a duty of care for one another. Supporting our colleagues’ differences is as important as sharing a […]

Picking up the pieces

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Picking up the pieces"][/block_title] There’s no one solution to doctor suicide, but we can address the issue by working together. IN THE MONTHS since our […]

Head scarves and scrub caps

STUDENT VIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Head scarves and scrub caps"][/block_title] Despite facing overt prejudice from patients, Marrwah Ahmadzai is heartened by the inclusiveness of colleagues. IT IS ONE of my […]

Backstage with Associate Professor John Gullotta

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Backstage with Associate Professor John Gullotta"][/block_title] He may be known as ‘the rock doctor’ to the stars, but within the medical profession he’s famous for his […]

Federal Budget 2017

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Federal Budget 2017"][/block_title] After the 2017 Federal Budget was released, Health Minister Greg Hunt declared the Coalition were “Medi-friends”. AMA (NSW) asks, ‘With friends like these…’? […]

A month in Mosul

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A month in Mosul"][/block_title] Dr Kevin Baker, an anaesthetist from Sydney, recently spent a month working in Médecins Sans Frontières’ trauma hospital just south of Mosul. […]

AMA National Conference

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="AMA National Conference"][/block_title] The AMA National Conference held in May recognised several medical professionals for their contribution to healthcare, the profession and the community. States and […]

Medicinal cannabis: important changes

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Medicinal cannabis: important changes"][/block_title] Here’s what you and your patients need to know about recent changes to rules regarding medicinal cannabis. THE SENATE voted in June […]

Mandatory reporting rules under the microscope

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Mandatory reporting rules under the microscope"][/block_title] The JMO Forum held in June revealed changes are needed to help overworked, underpaid and burnt out junior doctors. MANDATORY […]

Medical Careers Expo

EVENT [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Medical Careers Expo"][/block_title] With an expanded program and an exciting line up of speakers, this year’s Medical Careers Expo was an important opportunity for medical students […]

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