SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER ISSUE 2017

This month’s issue of The NSW Doctor is all about bad reviews of doctors, some ways you can protect your online space from harassers, and a profile on A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis and the vitriolic campaign waged against him by a former patient. We also cover doctors-turned tech entrepreneurs, a group set up to improve immigrants’ health literacy, and more.

FEATURES

President’s Word: Rural and regional opportunities

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Rural and regional opportunities"][/block_title] Investment in rural and regional training is starting to pay dividends, but more needs to be done. I recently had the […]

From the CEO: Mandatory reporting – looking to the future

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Mandatory reporting – looking to the future"][/block_title] The recent COAG announcement to adopt a nationally-consistent approach to mandatory reporting is a step in the […]

Bad reviews

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Bad reviews"][/block_title] Negative feedback online is a difficult pill to swallow, particularly when it attacks your skill as a medical professional.So what’s the best response? Hotels, […]

Protecting your turf

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Protecting your turf"][/block_title] Establishing a strong online presence will help protect your professional reputation from internet trolls. ONE WAY to minimise the impact of online harassers […]

The power of your online presence

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The power of your online presence"][/block_title] Coffs Medical Centre makes a strong case study for building an engaging website and Facebook page to improve your patients’ […]

The cost of a good reputation

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The cost of a good reputation"][/block_title] After enduring years of harassment from a former patient that included verbal threats and cyber bullying, A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis […]

Changing the face of cancer care

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Changing the face of cancer care"][/block_title] Using their experiences as oncology doctors, Dr Nikhil Pooviah and Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh have created an app that is helping […]

Improving health literacy

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Improving health literacy"][/block_title] The Water Well Project, which has been promoting better health outcomes in refugee and asylum seeker populations in Victoria since 2011, has recently […]

The right answers to the wrong questions

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The right answers to the wrong questions"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) DIT Committee Chair, Dr Tessa Kennedy examines gender and pregnancy discrimination in recruitment and workforce policies. “SO […]

Check your privilege

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Check your privilege"][/block_title] Despite the challenges doctors-in-training face, it’s important to step back and look at the many rewards this career offers. Contemporary medical training […]

Through the looking glass

STUDENT VIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Through the looking glass"][/block_title] Returning to the same hospital where his mother passed away, medical student Gerald Riordan reflects on the care she received and […]

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