Are you an arty medic? Have you ever dreamed of having your artwork displayed in a gallery? Now is your chance!
QDHP is hosting an art exhibition for doctors and medical students at the wonderful Aspire Gallery in Paddington, September 11 – 21. We are accepting…
This week a third major Sydney hospital has had accreditation removed for Intensive Care trainees following multiple bullying complaints.
Whilst it is good to see action is being taken against toxic work environments, concerns remain for the unaccredited registrars who will be staffing the…
A great Live Panel Discussion of issues facing our Doctors in training this afternoon at AMA Queensland’s Junior Doctor Conference. Thanks to Health Minister Steven Miles, Dr Tessa Kennedy, Dr Eric Levi, Dr Bav Manoharan, Dr Hash Abdeen, Dr Dilip Dhupelia, Dr Nicola Campbell and QDHP’s Vicky Dawes. #QJDC2019
Dr Margaret Kay and Vicky Dawes presenting on Doctors’ Health at the RDAQ Conference in Cairns (and getting everyone to have a “snowball” fight in the process ❄️ 😆)
Dr Margaret Kay and Dr Michael Clements talking about strength and vulnerability in the midst of the Townsville floods (and wearing their crazy socks) at the Rural Doctors Association Qld Conference in Cairns 6th June 2019. #RDAQ2019 #crazysocks4docs
Did you know, that although the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service QLD (DHASQ) has been in operation supporting doctors and medical students across QLD for 30 years, the QLD Doctors’ Health Programme (QDHP) – DHASQ’s service arm is a spring chicken! We have recently turned 3 on the 31st May! Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support.Read more
Get involved on Sunday June 2nd by going for a run or walk at your own pace anywhere in the world. Take a snap and…
More action from the AMA National conference. QDHP Medical Director Dr Margaret Kay as part of the policy discussion on reforming Australia’s mental health system, along with Professor Ian Hickie, Dr Seb Rosenberg and A/Prof David Mountain. Pictured here with Dr Tony Bartone, President of the AMA.
To watch a recording of this session go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trrnP2k6MU0
Our Education Officer Vicky Dawes and QDHP Board Member and founder of the Welfare of Anaesthetists SIG Dr Di Khursandi at the AMA National Conference keynote and panel discussion on doctors’ health.
Take home messages: We need to support each other with humanity and compassion, we need to address the stigma preventing doctors from seeking help and…
Postcards from the field! QDHP’s Medical Director Dr Margaret Kay presenting on medical identity and physician wellbeing at the European Physician Health Conference in Oslo this week.
Last week our Medical Director, Dr Margaret Kay, met Tom Rapanakis – Head of the British Medical Association’s Wellbeing Support Service and Dr Sara Riley – Medical Director of the London-wide Local Medical Committee (LMC)’s GP Support Service to discuss improved support for doctors seeking health care for themselves.
This week Margaret is flying the flag for Australian doctors’ health at the European Association for Physician Health Conference in Oslo, Norway! https://www.ccnorway.no/eaph/
Are you a GP and interested in doctors’ health? – come to QDHP and Belmont’s Speed Psychiatry event on 24th May.
For more information and to register go to: https://dhasq.org.au/…/qdhp-and-belmont-event-doctors-heal…/
As doctors it can be much easier to be compassionate towards our patients than it is to be compassionate towards ourselves. The post below from The Joyful Doctor describes this beautifully.
A quote from Kristen Neff, self compassion researcher explains self compassion thus, “Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion…
MDOK now has a choir! What a brilliant initiative. When we look at building a positive workplace culture, activities that value employees and build connection, friendship and fun can be incredibly powerful. What could be introduced at your workplace?
Medicine comes in many forms. Sometimes, it’s coffee with a good friend, a boxing session, or a gentle stroll in the park with the dog.…