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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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Timeline photosThe Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir are starting their 2023 season with a combined production with a musical celebration of Nature. From flowers to planets, Sunrise to moonlight, the Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir will perform some of your all-time favourite evocative music.Furthermore, they have partnered with Rural Doctors Foundation to raise funds for improved health services in rural and remote communities.Purchase your tickets here www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=1022434& #ruraldoctorsfoundation #QMO #ruralhealth #traumagap ... See MoreSee Less
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The medical profession has a high prevalence of psychological distress. The current approach to managing this problem has focused on promoting individual resilience and self-care rather than systemic and cultural change. This MJA article highlights the need for a more formal, national health strategy recognising and protecting doctors' health. Written by Chanaka Wijeratne, Margaret P Kay, Mark H Arnold and Jeffrey CL Looi, 'Australia needs to implement a National Health Strategy for doctors' highlights the need and value of systemic change. Read the full article below 👇www.mja.com.au/journal/2022/217/7/australia-needs-implement-national-health-strategy-doctors#medicalcommunity #systemicchange #burnout WAMSS Mental Health Royal Flying Doctor Service WA Doctors' Health in Queensland Hand-n-Hand Peer Support ... See MoreSee Less
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Registration is now openDoctors Unmasked: being human in medicine Building on our previous learnings and recent experiences, this 2023 Forum will be focused on establishing key concepts of diversity in medicine, wellbeing, humanising health professionals, and sharing stories of experiences of inspiring doctors across the profession with the aim of improving the health of doctors and medical students.Join us to create change and contribute to the wellbeing of medical students and doctors.www.eventbrite.com.au/e/doctors-unmasked-being-human-in-medicine-tickets-539828390247 ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ attended the AMA Queensland Fraser Coast Health Conference in Hervey Bay over the weekend where our medical director Jen spoke about doctors' wellbeing.Such a fantastic conference with engaging and wonderful delegates.And what a location!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Have a great GP that you see regularly!Doctors' Health in Queensland Dr Jen Schafer - if you could make one change to doctors’ overall health and well-being, what would it be? #frasercoasthc ... See MoreSee Less
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APPLICATIONS CLOSE TONIGHT at midnight for Hope 4 Health's "What's it really like to be a Rural Doctor?"APPLICATIONS CLOSE TONIGHT at midnight for Hope 4 Health's "What's it really like to be a Rural Doctor?"Sponsored by Health Workforce Queensland and Rural Doctors Association QueenslandWhen: March 4th - 5th Where: Stanthorpe Who: Open to all pre-clinical students from Griffith, Bond and UQ - Griffith students must be a member of Hope4HealthThis event aims to showcase the lifestyle of a rural generalist and show students what being a rural doctor entails, not just from a medical point of view. It aims to highlight the flexibility a rural career can provide, as well as the diversity of advanced skills you can practice.The weekend will include:- ""A day in the life of a rural doctor"" from hospital-based SMOs, GPs and training registrars - Presentations from important organisation in the training of rural doctors, such as ACCRM, RDAQ and QRGP- Networking opportunities for students- Tour of Stanthorpe Hospital - Simulations of hospital cases- Afternoon activities on a farm to showcase the rural doctor lifestyle- An overnight stay ""camping"" on the farm** APPLICATIONS CLOSE 17TH FEB AT MIDNIGHT**forms.gle/FNBUQ5GJoYvZkh7Z9" ... See MoreSee Less
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Registrations are now open for RDAQ 2023 in beautiful Cairns! ... See MoreSee Less
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A wonderful article. Thanks for sharing Doctors Health Advisory Service Western Australia - dhaswaSharing this wonderful article with you all on this sunny Friday afternoon ⭐All healthcare workers are at higher risk of burnout; doctors, nurses, physiotherapy, midwives, allied health included. This article has been written by our a mental health nurse, Tessa Moriarty, about her battle with burnout and how she turned to the ocean for healing and reflection. In her article she states, "As a mental health nurse, it was hard to admit that I had reached such a complete low — that I was burnt out and grieving. Rather than see where I was as the result of what I’d been through, my view was that I hadn’t taken care enough to prevent myself from falling. "Whether it's open water swimming, listening to music, caring for a garden or playing with pet animals, most of us have an activity that allows us to wind down and make us feel more 'ourselves'. Like Tessa, we hope if you are suffering from burnout you can reach out for help and advocate for a break. Thank you Tessa for sharing your experience with burnout! 💙🧡www.nmsupport.org.au/news/Into-The-Blue?fbclid=IwAR36sqcR2Jzl24vdFwVdxt1y0uUn1qJ8jbFghNeoOrefBNyB...Lifeline Crazysocks4docs Beyond Blue Doctors' Health SA - DHSA Victorian Doctors Health Program Rural Health West Royal Flying Doctor Service WA ... See MoreSee Less
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FORUM SAVE THE DATE!Doctors Unmasked: being human in medicine at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Friday 2nd June 2023.Building on our previous learnings and recent experiences, this 2023 Forum will be focused on establishing key concepts of diversity in medicine, wellbeing, humanising health professionals, and sharing stories of experiences of inspiring doctors across the profession with the aim of improving the health of doctors and medical students. Speakers and further details to be announced soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Imposter Syndrome for Medical ProfessionalsSuccessful people, even doctors, often feel like frauds! The session will explain why high-performing people often doubt their abilities.Imposter Syndrome Webinar for Medical Professionals - evening 1st March.Doctors' Health SA & Doctors' Health NT are hosting this event for Northern Territory and South Australian doctors."Why successful people, and even doctors, often feel like frauds!"Facilitated by Hugh Kearns from ThinkWell, who is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world including lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford. Hugh recently spoke at the Australasian Doctors' Health Conference in Adelaide. At the end of this session you will:- know what the latest psychological research tells us about the imposter syndrome is and how it operates- realise how widespread imposter feelings are and why highly successful people can feel like frauds- be aware of evidence-based strategies that reduce imposter feelings.2-hour webinar starts:6pm NT time7pm SA time Limited places. More information here and to register - doctorshealthsa.com.au/events/imposter-syndrome-webinar-for-medical-professionals ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our medical director Dr Jen Schafer for becoming an AFMW Representative!Introducing Dr Jennifer Schafer – AFMW Representative: We are delighted to introduce Dr Jennifer Schafer as our second AFMW (Australian Federation for Medical Women) representative, together with Dr Anita Sharma. Dr Schafer stepped into this role to join the new AFMW council which was elected at the AFMW AGM in November 2022.Dr Jennifer Schafer is a general practitioner, with special interests in allergy/gastroenterology, clinical trials (coeliac disease), doctors’ health (Medical Director, Doctors’ Health in Qld, Patron UQMS) and governance (GAICD, AICGG, Chair BNPHN).When away from work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading for pleasure, learning photography, and rambling walks with her dogs.Welcome Jen and we look forward to enjoying the vast experience and knowledge that you bring to the QMWS committee and AFMW Council. ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations Dr Roger Sexton!#AustraliaDay2023 - AUSTRALIA DAY HONOUR - We are absolutely thrilled to share this morning that our wonderful Medical Director, Dr Roger Sexton was made a Member of the Order (AM) for his tireless work, for over 30 years now, supporting his colleague's health and wellbeing through doctors' health programs. Firstly with Dr DOC at Rural Doctors Workforce Agency in the early 2000s, and currently as our Medical Director for Doctors' Health SA since 2010. As well initiating the establishment of Doctors' Health NT in 2016. These past 3 decades he has never given up on advocating for all doctors and medical students to enjoy a healthy professional career as a doctor, and for them to have access to care for themselves without barriers and stigma.Roger has contributed as a director and member on a multitude of state and national boards and committees over the years, ensuring that the health of the medical workforce is a vital issue to be embedded in healthcare organisations not to be just an add-on. He continues this work with his recent re-appointment as Chair for the Australasian Doctors Health Network (ADHN), his expertise and wisdom supporting doctors' health services across Australia & New Zealand. Locally he is Editor of AMA(SA)'s Medic SA and on the GPEx Board.A big congratulations from your Doctors' Health SA team!! We are immensely proud of you receiving this Award, and we are extremely lucky to work with you, with so much passion and heart for continuing to support and care for our medical professionals. Doctors Health Advisory Service Western Australia - dhaswa Doctors' Health in Queensland Doctors' Health Advisory Service NSW & ACT Victorian Doctors Health Program Country SA PHN GPEx RACGP Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Chris Picton MP Sasmoa Ward South Australian Medical Education and Training Australian Medical Students' Association - AMSA Australian Doctor Australian Medical Association University of Adelaide MIGA#doctorshealth #medicalstudenthealth ... See MoreSee Less
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