In this The Age article, AFMW President, A/Professor Magdalena Simonis discusses how funding GPs to provide ongoing support is critical given most women experiencing family violence do not leave the relationship, and that one in 10 women attending a GP is experiencing violence.
Never before has the international community shared information and national vaccination strategies so transparently and immediately. Magda shares some of the latest COVID-19 vaccination updates.
How do the Pfizer and Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines compare? And how do they affect different people?
Very relevant to Australia, this webinar summary discusses research as UK patients and doctors and other healthcare workers record their symptoms from: COVID-19 Vaccines (Pfizer and Oxford AstraZeneca).
In this article, originally published by Safe Work Australia, we share with Australian medical women new national work health and safety guidelines. ——————- New national work health and safety guidance has been developed by Safe Work Australia. The new resources provide practical guidance to businesses to help them prevent workplace… Read More »Preventing workplace sexual harassment, violence and aggression
These are difficult times for many people in the community and already, the issue of vaccine hesitancy is a concern that threatens to disrupt the Federal Government’s plan to deliver its national vaccine strategy for the benefit of the whole nation. It is time for us to open the conversation and engage patients, so that vaccine… Read More »COVID vaccine FAQs: What GPs need to know
Watch a summary of a special Q&A event, held Dec 2020, where expert panelists (including the AFMW President), discussed the challenges ahead to vaccinate Australia against COVID-19.
The imminent roll out of a COVID vaccine provides a timely opportunity to engage in a discussion regarding adverse events reporting and the role of the GP in this process. With COVID-19 vaccination(s) on the horizon, GPs will be central to delivering the new immunisations. How confident will the public… Read More »COVID vaccine roll out and the role of general practice
Dear AFMW Community, You can email me directly using this link. Here are a few updates: 1. Philippines presentation Saturday 5th December was outstanding.Here are the notes I took. Please peruse and enjoy. 2. RAP process underway.I have written to Dr Tanya Schramm, President of AIDA, and she has responded with an offer to… Read More »President’s Update – December 11 2020
This has been another very busy quarter. Your AFMW Exec has taken on secretarial services themselves after protracted negotiation with Lifestylers. We instituted a weekly AFMW Exec Tuesday morning teleconference. This year we plan to divert the secretarial budget to website revision. We also instituted a weekly ‘AFMW Visioning’ meeting… Read More »2020 May President Report
A NEWLY pregnant patient of mine with pre-existing mental health issues recently told me she was considering a termination. Despite previously wanting a baby, she was feeling distressed and ambivalent due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Her fears were real, understandable and sufficient to destabilise her condition. How… Read More »How to help patients contemplating a pregnancy this year