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2020 Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 5th June

2020 Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 5th June

Join colleagues, friends and health professionals Australia wide to kick off the 2020 CrazySocks4Docs Day with a not-to-be-missed virtual event hosted by Dr Sally Cockburn – family doctor, health advocate, media presenter and writer.Don your craziest socks...

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A polite reminder:

A polite reminder:

We have recently been receiving a number of calls from concerned members of the public looking for guidance on the coronavirus. For information on the coronavirus please call the Department of Health's dedicated Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080....

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What to expect when you call the QDHP Helpline:

What to expect when you call the QDHP Helpline:

When you call the Helpline, an agent at our paging service will answer your call. They will ask you for *a* name and contact number on which our on-call GP or counsellor can reach you. The confidential helpline is staffed by trained senior General Practitioners and...

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October 10th was World Mental Health Day.

October 10th was World Mental Health Day.

The following podcasts feature doctors talking about their own experiences with mental ill health. They speak out to inspire us all to #SeeBeyondTheStigma. In this Lifeline "Holding on to Hope" podcast, Dr Kieran Allen, himself a psychiatry registrar, speaks openly...

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Art as Medicine?

"Medical students who are significantly engaged in the arts during their spare time, either as an active or passive participant, tend to have higher levels of empathy, emotional intelligence, tolerance of ambiguity and other traits considered positive in a doctor,...

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE! The Forum on Doctors’ Wellness is for doctors, specialist colleges, medical associations, hospital and health services, medical students, medical education providers, medical defence organisations and others with a keen interest in doctors’ health to participate in an open and frank conversation that aims to focus on pragmatic outcomes towards cultural and organisational change.

The Forum on Doctors' Wellness is for doctors, specialist colleges, medical associations, hospital and health services, medical students, medical education providers, medical defence organisations and others with a keen interest in doctors' health to participate in an...

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Junior doctors face pressure from many directions but barriers to treatment are not insurmountable! Read this article for small scale adjustments which can assist considerably.Are you a doctor needing a little extra support? Speak with a colleague here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to return your call. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away!Supporting junior doctors to access support 💙🧡 An article by our Medical Director Dr Helen Wilcox in Medical Forum. Past, present and future DHASWA directors have written articles on their experience of doctors' wellbeing - and this article is from our present director Dr Helen Wilcox 😚 Junior doctors face pressure from many directions but barriers to treatment are not insurmountable! Read this article for small scale adjustments which can assist considerably 🥰www.dhaswa.com.au/static/uploads/files/medical-forum-dr-helen-wilcox-student-mental-health-jun22-...RACGP Doctors' Health SA - DHSA Doctors' Health in Queensland Victorian Doctors Health Program Tasmanian Doctors Health Program AMA WA Doctors In Training Australian Medical Students' Association - AMSA AMA Council of Doctors in Training - AMA CDT Doctors' Health Advisory Service NSW & ACT ... See MoreSee Less
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This space looks a little empty right now but tomorrow Jen and Naomi will be here advocating for doctors' health and wellbeing for the RDAQ2022, Gladstone.If you're also attending the RDAQ Conference don't forget to say hi, grab some helpful info or a yummy chocolate! ... See MoreSee Less
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A few photos of our wonderful opening night of Passion Beyond Medicine.Thank you to everyone who joined us viewing inspirations of wellbeing for our medical professionals. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors for their incredible pieces. And a huge shout out of thanks to our wonderful sponsors Avant Mutual and RACGP, who made this event possible.If you haven't seen the exhibition yet, Aspire Gallery is open still next weekend.More photos are available on our event page: dhq.org.au/passion-beyond-medicine-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
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A sneak peek of our opening night of Passion Beyond Medicine on Friday 3rd June.An incredible turnout of inspiring individuals promoting creativity and wellbeing.Congratulations to Nicola who won the craziest sock prize with her odd and wacky socks!More photos to come soon.If you haven't seen the exhibition yet, Aspire Gallery is open today and next weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ is down at the Robina Hospital well-being event this morning celebrating CrazySocks4Docs.Come say hi and grab one of our delicious chocolates! ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ is 6 today! A huge thank you to our volunteer GPs, without whom our 24/7 helpline for doctors and medical students would not exist plus a big thank you to our staff behind the scenes.And an enormous thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. Thank you for helping us to highlight the importance of Doctors' Health in Queensland!We look forward to many more years providing free, confidential and independent support for doctors and medical students across Queensland.This Friday is CrazySocks4Docs Day and it's also the opening of our exhibition Passion Beyond Medicine. If you have time, take a look at what inspires wellbeing for our medical professionals at Aspire Gallery over the next two weekends. ... See MoreSee Less
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Another big shout out to the second sponsor of our Passion Beyond Medicine event, Avant Mutual. Thank you for supporting our vision while promoting doctors' health and wellbeing in Qld.If you have missed out on tickets for our opening night, you can still see the exhibition on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June at Aspire Gallery in Paddington. ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know the Black Dog Institute now has a Navigating Burnout program?The online TEN Navigating Burnout program has been developed specifically for health professionals to reduce the impact of burnout in a way that is sensitive to the unique challenges they face.Available 24/7, through the online program health professionals can access step-by-step guides and advice from peers who have lived through burnout. It includes practical, evidence-based strategies and CBT-based activities to help prevent and minimise the impact of burnout on health professionals.www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/the-essential-network/ ... See MoreSee Less
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A big shout out to one of our Passion Beyond Medicine event sponsors, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Thank you for supporting doctors' health and promoting inspirations of wellbeing beyond the workplace.Our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition opening night is now completely booked! We look forward to seeing you there.If you have missed out on tickets, you can still see the exhibition on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy World Family Doctor Day (FDD) – a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors and primary care teams in healthcare systems around the world.The 3 Pillars of World Family Doctor Day 2022:ALWAYSFamily Doctors are present at all times, and continuity is a fundamental feature of their work. They continuously provide care in all stages of patients’ lives, and throughout the big and small moments. Continuity is also present in care through the ongoing follow-up carried out to patients, where coordination with other levels of care and health care professionals is crucial. Lastly, continuity represents their constant preparation and skills development, uninterrupted research, and the ability to adapt and build resilience to change, technologies, methodologies, and educational strategies. THEREFamily doctors and primary care professionals are there, wherever and whenever needed. Always at the front line —in war, health crises and times of peace. They are part of the communities they work with, proactively reaching and engaging with members, sharing their core values, creating a unique connection with their patients, and building bonds of trust.CAREDelivering accessible, equitable, sustainable, high-quality care is Family Doctors' raison d'etre. Being a Family Doctor is both a privilege and a responsibility, always looking after people and providing what is necessary for their welfare and protection, identifying their patients' needs to guarantee the fundamental right to health. ... See MoreSee Less
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This week is National Volunteer Week. The theme for 2022 is Better Together. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. A huge Thank You to all volunteers, especially our dedicated helpline panel of GPs who give their time, energy and expertise generously to support doctors’ wellbeing in Queensland. Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are Better Together. ... See MoreSee Less
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Interns offer their tips for the ultimate internship application. From CVs, to cover letters and interview prep! Check it out! DHQ supports QLD doctors and med students.Call 3833 4352. Help is only a call away!medicguild.com/articles/how-to-prepare-for-your-internship-application/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Doctors in distress: Why demanding lifestyle puts young medicos at risk.Are you a doctor needing a little extra support? Speak with a colleague here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to return your call. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away!www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/doctors-in-distress-why-demanding-lifestyle-puts-young-medico... ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is International Nurses Day. The theme for 2022 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence. A big thank you to our nurses for their dedication and long hours in our hospitals and health services. ... See MoreSee Less
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The concept of resilience in healthcare has become a term disliked by many healthcare professionals due to misuse of the term in relation to the performance of an individual which can lead to victim shaming. We are also often presented with the idea that resilience will protect us from burnout. The implication is that untenable situations and heavy stressful workloads are acceptable and those who cannot manage them are failures and not suited to the work environment.DHQ supports QLD doctors and med students.Call 3833 4352. Help is only a call away!www.amavic.com.au/news---resources/stethoscope/resilience-of-individuals-is-not-the-answer-in-hea... ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is the last day to submit your exhibitor application for Passion Beyond Medicine.Thank you to all the applicants so far. We have received many beautiful, inspiring pieces and are excited to showcase what inspires well-being for our medical professionals.Complimentary tickets are still available for our opening night with canapes and bubbly. bit.ly/3ybsjDq ... See MoreSee Less
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Only one week to go until applications close for our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition. If you have inspirations promoting your wellbeing outside of medicine that you wish to share with colleagues, please get your application in quickly!And don't forget to join us for canapes and bubbly at our opening night on Friday 3rd June with your crazy socks for CrazySocks4Docs day.Complimentary opening night ticket registrations here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-303282304537 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention. DHQ supports QLD doctors and medical students. Need some tips on building positive safety and health culture? Speak with a colleague here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to return your call. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away! ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you interested in seeing what inspires wellbeing for our medical professionals whilst connecting with colleagues over canapes and bubbly?Our Passion Beyond Medicine event opening night tickets are now available. Tickets are complimentary but numbers are limited so get in quick!www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-303282304537 ... See MoreSee Less
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