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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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Our wonderful directors of each state and territory Doctors' Health Services caught up today at the Australasian Doctors' Health Conference in Adelaide.A big shout out to all for their incredible dedication and work advocating for medical student and doctors' wellbeing!Doctors Health Advisory Service Western Australia - dhaswaDoctors' Health SA - DHSA Doctors' Health Advisory Service NSW & ACT Tasmanian Doctors Health Program Victorian Doctors Health Program ... See MoreSee Less
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A great team dedicated to doctors’ health and wellbeing!It was a great privilege to meet with medical directors and staff from our fellow states health services as part of the Australasian Doctors Health Network- big ideas and big plans for working together to improve doctors’ health in Australia into the future.We look forward to the conference, and meeting other passionate colleagues from around Australia, New Zealand and the world. Shout out to Doctors' Health SA - DHSA for all their planning and hard work Doctors' Health in Queensland Doctors' Health NSW Victorian Doctors Health Program Drs4Drs Tasmania #doctorsmentalhealth #doctorshealth #doctorwellbeing #ADHN2022#australiandoctors #physicianwellness ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you need time to reconnect to yourself? Time away from the daily responsibilities of the job?At EMMlife, escapes are especially tailored to doctors, the intention is to allow you time away from external expectations to aide in your mental wellbeing and professional development.For more information and contact details, see below. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last chance to register!Some great presentations being shared at the Australasian Doctors' Health Conference 2022! Do you have your tickets??“Lessons Learned From Introducing A Wellbeing Program From One District Tertiary Hospital To Another”“A positive approach to retaining rural GPs – The Rural Retreats”“Healing with Words”"The Thriving Doctor"“Lessons learnt from an innovative wellbeing program for Queensland Interns”“Finding Meaning Through Diversity – A national survey of Australian General Practitioners”“Humanising Mental Illness In Medical School”“Resilience – Humans and therefore doctors, don’t bounce on concrete (trampolines are far better!)”Find out more and register here - adhc.doctorshealthsa.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Who are the first responders for GP registrar wellbeing? Share your experience / observations as part of our research into the best practice delivery of pastoral care for GP registrars. - mailchi.mp/0586075cae7a/who-are-the-first-responders-for-gp-registrar-wellbeing-1284349 ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you interested in the doctors’ health? We recommend attending the 2022 Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference in Adelaide. The ADHC will see passionate doctors congregate, share ideas and hold important discussions in the doctors’ health field.Australia needs to implement a national health strategy for doctors. For years we have talked about burnout amongst Australian doctors. 97% of doctors will experience burnout and doctor suicide remains 2-3 times the national average. Coordinated systemic change and enhanced access to care are needed to improve doctors’ wellbeing.There are doctors out there advocating for such changes, including A/Prof Chanaka Wijeratne (UNSW), Dr Margaret Kay (UQ), Prof Mark Arnold (USyd) and A/Prof Jeffrey Looi (ANU). This group recently co-wrote an incredible MJA article, ‘Australia needs to implement a national health strategy for doctors’ which you can read at; www.mja.com.au/journal/2022/217/7/australia-needs-implement-national-health-strategy-doctors For more information, or if you want to be a part of the doctors’ health discussion, we recommend attending the 2022 Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference in Adelaide. The ADHC will see passionate doctors congregate, share ideas and hold important discussions in the doctors’ health field.UNSW Medicine & Health The University of Queensland Sydney Health Science at The Australian National University Doctors' Health SA - DHSA Doctors' Health in Queensland Australian Medical Association (WA)#mentalhealth #doctorshealth #australiandoctors #doctors #doctorsmentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less
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The ADHC will have fantastic speakers on a vast range of doctors' and medical student health and wellbeing topics. Plus a registration discount for this weekend only!See you all there!Australasian Doctors' Health Conference: For this weekend ONLY (available now!) 10% discount on all main conference registrations - Virtual, Full or One Day. Use coupon code: health10 - when completing your registration - adhc.doctorshealthsa.com.au/registrations/We have now included to the program special music from Adelaide Medical Students' Society - AMSS Orchestra AUMO (playing throughout the program).Over 50 presentations from presenters across the world sharing supports, resources, research, initiatives and experiences of doctors' health and wellbeing.27 Exhibitors!A bookshop on site selling doctor-authored books!We are welcoming Minister Chris Picton (Friday of the conference) & Minister Mark Butler (Saturday morning of the conference) joining us.The winner of the Literary Prize will be announced Saturday morning!There will be a self-care tree (wondering what that is? Well come along and see!).....and so much more!A great energy of delegates who are all coming for the reason of supporting doctors' and medical students' health and wellbeing, from right across Australia, New Zealand, UK and Canada!Thank you to our platinum sponsors MIGA, Rural Doctors Workforce Agency, SA Health.Doctors' Health in Queensland RACGP Brentnalls SA Doctors Health Advisory Service Western Australia - dhaswa Victorian Doctors Health Program Australian Doctor Hand-n-Hand Peer Support Crazysocks4docs Rural Generalist Program South Australia BOQ Adelaide ... See MoreSee Less
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We are looking forward to the ADHC!We are excited to announce Dr. Rikki Priest Learn Create Connect (DHASWA Member) has been selected as a Speaker at this year's Australasian Doctors Health Conference (ADHC) Conference in Adelaide, hosted by Doctors' Health SA - DHSA. Dr Rikki Priest is an incredible junior doctor who balances her work as a General Practice Registrar, DRANZCOG Registrar, researcher and Associate Lecturer with her young family. She is a strong advocate for doctors' mental health and shares her personal experience to help dispel stigma and encourage other doctors to seek support. At the ADHC Conference, Rikki will be presenting, "Light the Stigma on Fire and Watch it Burn... One Doctor's Journey with Mental Illness". We can't wait to hear her speak 💙🧡 adhc.doctorshealthsa.com.au/speakers/#mentalhealth #doctorshealth #doctorswellbeing #mentalhealthawareness ... See MoreSee Less
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Such an incredible turnout for our second DHQ Wellness Day at Victoria Park on Saturday. Thank you to everyone that attended, especially the fantastic speakers that inspired us with informative and well-being sessions. And all with a wonderful view! A big shoutout to our generous sponsors MIPS and RACGP who made this day possible again. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our DHQ Wellness Day is tomorrow, and we look forward to listening to inspiring speakers while promoting health and well-being for Queenslands doctors.We have two places become available so please email admin@dhq.org.au to join our wonderful day.We wish to welcome an exciting new speaker Dr Ira van der Steenstraten from Breeze Lifecoaching to our 2022 DHQ Wellness Day on Saturday 15th October. Ira will be speaking about 'Going Back to the Basics' and we look forward to her inspiring well-being session. Thank you so much for joining us Ira and supporting doctors' health and well-being in Queensland.We are now at capacity for this exciting event and are opening a waitlist. Please email interest to admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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The Mind Full Medic - an amazing doctors' health podcast!Today, we would like to draw your attention to the wonderful podcast hosted by Dr Cheryl Martin called, 'The Mind Full Medic'.Dr Cheryl Martin is an Emergency Medicine doctor in Hobart as well as a passionate trail runner and advocate for doctors' health 💙 She will also be a conference speaker at this years' Australasian Doctors' Health Conference (ADHC) in Adelaide this December, tickets still available!The Mind Full Medic podcast has over 45 episodes and is available on Apple, Spotify and Overcast. Some incredible episodes include: ⭐ Dr Yumiko Kadota, Doctor and Author of "Emotional Female" on values, the power of lived experience and addressing toxic culture in Medicine⭐ Advancing Australasian Doctors' Health: Past, Present and Future with Dr Roger Sexton and Kiara Cannizzaro⭐ Leading organisational change in clinician wellbeing with Dr Joanna Sinclairthemindfullmedicpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Doctors' Health NSW Victorian Doctors Health Program Doctors' Health in Queensland ... See MoreSee Less
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We wish to welcome an exciting new speaker Dr Ira van der Steenstraten from Breeze Lifecoaching to our 2022 DHQ Wellness Day on Saturday 15th October. Ira will be speaking about 'Going Back to the Basics' and we look forward to her inspiring well-being session. Thank you so much for joining us Ira and supporting doctors' health and well-being in Queensland.We are now at capacity for this exciting event and are opening a waitlist. Please email interest to admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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Less than 24 hours left to RSVP for our DHQ Wellness Day!With some inspiring speakers promoting wellbeing, discussing current topics for the profession and providing advice on supporting your colleagues, this is a day not to be missed.Only a few spots remain so RSVP quickly to admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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Our workplace environment drastically affect our mental health and wellbeing 💙Occupational safety - physical and psychological - are integral. Industrial issues, leave pay, rostering and workplace shortages need to be targeted to manage burnout, loss of productivity, poor morale and ultimately patient safety. Junior doctors especially require protection as they bear the brunt of an unhealthy workplace.These issues are critically important to doctors health and DHASWA works hard behind the scenes with industrial bodies, workplaces, colleges, medical schools.An important way we can make tangible change is to listen to doctors' needs. We can advocate with information from our states' AMA Hospital Health Check. Each state conducts their own survey and the results of the Queensland Hospital Health Check were released recently. Almost 60% of 719 junior doctors in the AMA Queensland Residents said they were concerned they would make a clinical error due to the number of hours they worked.The proportion of junior doctors worried about fatigue-related medical errors had also increased to 51 per cent in 2021. We need to do better to protect our doctors, from interns to consultants, everywhere.We stand with the WA doctor community 💙www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-26/amaq-union-survey-reveals-junior-doctors-fatigued-worried/10146868...AMA Queensland Doctors' Health in Queensland Australian Medical Association ... See MoreSee Less
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