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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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Watch Dr Di Khursandi, Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme / Doctors’ Health Advisory Service Qld board member and founding member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Welfare of Anaesthetists SIG talk to beyondblue about her experience of depression while working long hours as an anaesthetist in rural Australia.

To read more about the Welfare of Anaesthetists SIG go here: http://www.anzca.edu.au/…/special-…/welfare-of-anaesthetists To hear more from Dr Di Khursandi and Dr Genevieve Goulding about their experience setting up the Welfare of Anaesthstists SIG watch:...

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UQMind Wine and Die, a Hit!

Wine & Die for medical students was a hit. They discussed their personal and professional experiences with death and dying in an open, non-judgemental forum which helped improve death literacy and confidence. Being comfortable talking about death and dying with...

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Welcome to the week! Let's commit this week to stop normalizing working too much. Fatigue is a huge risk personally and professionally for medical students and doctors. How do you find work-life harmony? For advice about this, call (07) 38334352. #worklifebalance #restrecover #mentalhealthawareness #doctorssupportingdoctors ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Health Day. Do you know who's health is just as important as everyone else? Doctors and Medical Students. Do you have a GP? Need advice as to where to find one? Call (07) 38334352. The person who answers is a doctor.#worldhealthday2021 #primarycare #doctorsupportingdoctors #whocaresforthecarers ... See MoreSee Less
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Lockdown. Variant strains. Doctors contracting the virus whilst at work. This is relentless. And doctors are at the forefront. If you feel you need to talk with a trusted colleague who understands, please call (07) 3833 4352. The person who answers is always a doctor.#caringforthecarers #doctorsneeddoctors #peertopeersupport #confidentialconversations #COVID19 ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Harmony Week! A week to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.@DocHealthQLD sends our respect to all culturally diverse doctors and medical students. #EveryoneBelongs #HarmonyDay_AU #respect #Internationalmedicalstudents #Internationaldoctors #belonging ... See MoreSee Less
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It is with great pleasure that QDHP announces the appointment of Dr Beres Wenck to the position of Interim Medical Director. Dr Wenck’s experience as a senior General Practitioner, together with her experience as a Helpline panel member and in a multitude of senior roles in the medical profession means she will bring a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to QDHP. Welcome Dr Wenck! #womeninmedicine #QDHPUpdate #doctorssupportingdoctors ... See MoreSee Less
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On this #IWD2021, DHQ celebrates and applauds the strength, leadership and achievements of #womeninmedicine. We 'Choose to challenge' so that together we can create a profession that supports and celebrates the contribution of female doctors across the globe.#womeninleadership #equalitymatters #medicine #internationalwomensday ... See MoreSee Less
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Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, its great to see DHQ celebrating Women in Medicine & Art and Medicine.#DHQUpdate #womeninmedicine ... See MoreSee Less
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Support is available here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to answer the call. Its free, its confidential, and its designed to support you. Please call.Thanks to our colleagues at AMA Media for the shout out on Twitter. #COVID19 is a heavy burden. Doctors are working long hours in difficult conditions and risking their own health. Confidential support is available in every state and territory here: drs4drs.com.au or call Lifeline 13 11 14 #MH4Docs #medtwitterAMA Queensland #doctorssupportingdoctors ... See MoreSee Less
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Working in a caring profession sometimes tests personal and professional boundaries, it can stretch friendships, and it can throw up any manner of tricky situations. Caring for those who care is the primary reason this helpline exists. Encouraging doctors to place as much emphasis on their own physical and mental well-being as they do their patients. Doctors’ Health Qld is a peer-to-peer helpline. If you want to talk to someone who knows how stressful, overwhelming, or even exhilarating becoming or being a doctor can be, call (07) 3833 4352. #caringforthecarers #doctorsneeddoctors #peertopeersupport #confidentialconversations ... See MoreSee Less
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We are sorry we've been silent for so long. We've had a few technical issues here at DHQ with this page. So, we reached out to someone who understood the problems we were having. And now, we are back! If you're having technical issues with your role as a doctor or medical student, follow our lead and reach out to someone who understands. Help is only a call away (07) 3833 4352. #doctorssupportingdoctors #dhqisback #whacaresforthecarers #wedo ... See MoreSee Less
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As we wave goodbye to 2020 and welcome in 2021, we thank you all for your support of Doctors' Health in Queensland this year. 2020 has been a great reminder that doctors' health encompasses not just mental health, but every aspect of wellbeing - that includes physical, financial, workplace, social, spiritual, and medicolegal health. QLD doctors and medical students, whatever 2021 brings us, we are here for you. Our confidential helpline is available 24/7 on 07 3833 4352. ... See MoreSee Less
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As we wave goodbye to 2020 and welcome in 2021, we thank you all for your support of Doctors' Health in Queensland this year. 2020 has been a great reminder that doctors' health encompasses not just mental health, but every aspect of wellbeing - that includes physical, financial, workplace, social, spiritual, and medicolegal health. QLD doctors and medical students, whatever 2021 brings us, we are here for you. Our confidential helpline is available 24/7 on 07 3833 4352. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Doctors' Health in Queensland helpline will continue to be available 24/7 throughout December for all QLD based doctors and medical students on 07 3833 4352.Please note, that our office will be closing from 24th December, re-opening on the 7th January 2021. All administrative and educational enquiries will be responded to in the New Year. We wish you all a healthy and happy festive season! ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you wondering if the @dochealthqld helpline is for you? ✔If you are a QLD-based doctor or medical student at any stage of your career, you can call us. ✔If you are a QLD-based international medical graduate, you can call us. ✔If you are a friend, colleague or family member concerned about a QLD-based doctor or medical student, you can call us. ✔If you are a QLD-based doctor or medical student affected by a physical, mental, workplace or personal issue and looking for confidential support, you can call us.✔If you are a QLD-based doctor or medical student but not currently working, you can call us. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖✖If you are a member of public looking for health advice, please contact your GP or in an emergency call 000. ✖If it is a crisis situation, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636, or in an emergency call 000. ✖If you are a QLD-based doctor or medical student looking for medico-legal advice, please contact your medical defence organisation. ✖If you are a doctor, medical student or member of public needing a prescription or a referral, please contact your GP.✖If you are a doctor or medical student, in Australia but based outside of QLD, please go to www.drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/ to find your state or territory doctors’ health advisory service. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖We encourage all doctors and medical students to have their own GP. (And if you have a GP, when was the last time you saw them?!)The confidential Doctors' Health in Queensland helpline is available 24/7, free of charge, on 07 3833 4352. (flip phone optional…!) ... See MoreSee Less
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