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Blogs

Voluntary assisted dying – where do you stand?

Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws will come into effect on 19 June 2019.

Articles & Case Studies

Crossing the line with patient boundaries

Clear communication and being conscious of patient boundaries are the most effective ways to avoid misunderstandings in the doctor–patient relationship.

Articles & Case Studies

Surviving internship and beyond

MDA National’s Live Well Work Well Retreat held in March this year was designed to help junior doctors learn strategies on managing the stresses and work-leisure challenges during training years and beyond. 

Articles & Case Studies

Communicating urgent pathology test results

When urgent test results can’t be communicated in time to the medical practitioner or medical practice requesting the tests, it can lead to serious consequences.

Articles & Case Studies

Voluntary assisted dying – what you need to know

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws come into effect on 19 June 2019 in Victoria. Importantly, medical practitioners are prohibited from initiating discussions or suggesting VAD to any person.

Articles & Case Studies

Dealing with declined treatment

It’s well known that a doctor needs to have the informed consent of the patient (or their substitute decision-maker) before any treatment can be provided, except in emergencies. 

Clinical

13 Jun 2019

Articles & Case Studies

Finding your niche in medicine

Ikigai was my first step in creating a career map for myself. It didn’t give me specific answers, but it helped me rediscover the meaning in my work and guided me in finding my niche.

13 Jun 2019

Articles & Case Studies

Medicine – a blessed profession

Whether with a drug, a scalpel or a kind word, it’s truly a blessed profession we have chosen. Or perhaps it has chosen us.

12 Jun 2019

 

Library

Doctors' Health and Wellbeing with Dr Andrew Czuchwick

Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Andrew Czuchwicki discusses doctors’ health and wellbeing, sharing his personal experiences through his journey to specialisation.

Podcasts

11 Apr 2019

Doctor Health and Wellbeing

Writer, doctor and Churchill Fellow, Dr Benjamin Veness discusses a subject he is passionate about – doctor health and wellbeing. Because doctors need to take care of themselves too.

Podcasts

11 Apr 2019

How to Respond to a Complaint

Even a complaint that may seem trivial is important to the patient. MDA national Medico-legal Adviser and practicing GP, Dr Jane Deacon, discusses how to respond to a complaint.

Podcasts

11 Apr 2019