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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) News

Are you planning to participate in a fundraising activity in support of a medical or healthcare related cause?

If yes, just send an email to MDA National’s CSR team. 

Are you planning to participate in a fundraising activity in support of a medical or healthcare related cause?

If yes, just send an email to MDA National’s CSR team at CSR@mdanational.com.au so we can consider sponsoring you.

We believe it’s our corporate social responsibility to look beyond our organisation and help those in the wider medical community, and our CSR team has been busy looking into worthwhile causes we can support.


In the last six months, we’ve sponsored rooms at the Ronald McDonald House Perth and Westmead (Sydney). Our staff donated over 70 gifts to The Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal, bringing happy smiles to many children over the festive season.

Many of our Perth staff members used their volunteering time participating in the Home for Dinner program to cook a meal for families at the Ronald McDonald House. And all our state offices participated in the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, raising awareness and funds for this worthy cause.

Other beneficiaries of donations and sponsorships from MDA National included the Lions Cancer Institute’s Special Children's Easter Big Day Out, the Medical Benevolent Association of NSW, and the Royal Perth Hospital’s Music on the Bridge.

We were also very pleased to sponsor a new ‘movement’ for mental health care created by five RMOs in NSW – the Loud Shirt Fairy Floss Friday. While our staff participated by wearing a loud shirt or dress to work on the day, MDA National representatives attended the Fairy Floss Friday event at the Gosford Hospital to further support the organisers in their passionate cause aimed at ‘shedding light on mental illness within the healthcare community’.


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Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.

Podcasts

10 Aug 2020

Diplomacy in a hierarchy: Tips for approaching a difficult conversation with a senior hospital colleague

Resolving a disagreement or conflict can be hard and it’s a skill that needs practise. In this podcast Dr Eddie Kim (a residential medical officer), Dr Paul Eleftheriou (a chief medical officer) and Dr Kiely Kim (MDA National medico-legal adviser and general practitioner), explore top tips for approaching a difficult and possibly daunting conversation with a senior colleague. References and related resources for this episode can be viewed at www.mdanational.com.au/miscellaneous/difficult-conversations-support-material

Podcasts

05 Aug 2020