The Lovelorn Patient | AMA WA20May2019There is no rhyme or reason to the romantic feelings some patients develop for their doctor. It may be a physical attraction, the result of an exaggerated deference to authority, or a reflection of the patient’s personal situation.
Building Capacity | AMA WA16May2019Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality is set to examine (among many issues) end-of-life care in the residential aged care system.
Urgent Care Clinics a win for common sense | AMA WA16May2019One of the McGowan Government’s key primary care election commitments was the establishment of Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) to provide the public with an alternative to presenting to emergency departments for acute but not life-threatening conditions.
9 News Perth13May2019Doctors want extra security after a nurse was attacked by a patient at Royal Perth Hospital.
The computer says: Upgrade! | AMA WA13May2019The other day, while I was sitting in a GP clinic, a patient came in requesting a Centrelink medical certificate. She was bright and bubbly, but had a bone to pick with the doctor. “The last doctor didn’t fill …
Horror flu claims young WA child10May2019WA has seen an unusually high number of flu cases this year ahead of the peak season, with almost 500 cases reported last month.
WA Budget bad news for health | AMA WA09May2019The WA Budget is further bad news for health and means that hospital services will continue to struggle, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said yesterday.
Patient registration – threat or opportunity? | AMA WA09May2019There have been lots of proposals and comments swirling around General Practice funding in recent weeks. This is to be expected before an election. However, the presence of the MBS Review, ultimately filtered through the political process, has made …
Just like anyone else | AMA WA07May2019Registrars are essential for the running of our units, departments and hospitals in the current health climate in Western Australia. We are responsible for the day-to-day running of the units and care of patients, and we supervise and manage our …
The long, winding road | AMA WA03May2019As an advanced trainee in General Paediatrics with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, my special interests include vulnerable children and advocacy, global health and medical education.