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In this article, originally published in The Guardian, Dr Magdalena Simonis suggests if GPs and reception staff continued to get sick with Covid or to suffer burnout, it would have repercussions for the hospital system. “We always have been the gatekeepers to the tertiary health system. If we are becoming unwell, and we can’t keep up with the load and we can’t manage patient expectations, then they will end up in hospitals. When GPs fall, the whole system breaks down.”
Herstory this month features Dr Rosalind ‘Ros’ Terry, Surgeon, Victorian Medical Women’s Society Seniors Rep and Constance Stone Award recipient. Dr Ros Terry has been a valued member of the Victorian Medical Women’s Society (VMWS) since she graduated from medicine in 1973 and to this day remains the VMWS Senior Member’s Representative.
COVID-19 seems to be everywhere, so how do we manage this in our home? Τι κάνουμε όταν ο COVID-19 «χτυπήσει» και το δικό μας σπίτι; – Neos Kosmos
In this article, originally published at Neos Kosmos, I share some medical advice on how we can manage mild COVID-19 at home.
[UPDATED 12 JAN 2022 – Flow chart for use of disease-modifying treatments for adults with COVID-19, Clinical recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, and ATAGI recommendations on the use of a third primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine added] View the updated list of the latest COVID-19 resources. Please share with your colleagues.
As 2021 comes to a close, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful and safe festive season and hope that you can spend time with your loved ones. It’s a time to celebrate our ability to connect in person again, to listen to each other’s stories, to rest and switch off from work. As you reflect on the year that has passed, make sure you celebrate your achievements, your health and your relationships and remember that achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by trying to achieve your goals. This will be our final eBulletin for 2021 and the eBulletin team will return in late January 2022. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
The good news is that it appears that there is still some protection against severe disease and hospitalisation afforded from vaccination with two doses of Astra Zeneca and Pfizer although the protection from two doses of these vaccines, is limited. Cases are expected to climb so a third booster dose is highly recommended and ideally, earlier than the 6 month mark as previously planned. Last week ATAGI reduced the minimum gap between primary vaccination and booster doses to five months.
It gave me great pleasure to deliver the inaugural AFMW awards to the recipients Dr Karen Price, Dr Kathleen Hayes and Dr Marissa Daniels. The Australian Federation of Medical Women President’s Award for Excellent Service to Health 2021, was given to Dr Karen Price President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, for her excellent contribution to the health of Australia, leadership and advocacy for general practitioners. The Australian Federation of Medical Women President’s Honours was given to one of our elders, Dr Kathleen Hayes in recognition of her excellent contribution to the community and profession. The Australian Federation of Medical Women President’s Young AFMW Award was given to Dr Marissa Daniels, in recognition of her excellent contribution to individual states, AFMW and MWIA.
Triennial Congress – Medical Women’s International Association – Abstract Submissions Called [UPDATED]
[UPDATE] The Abstract Submission Deadline is 31st December 2021. Closing dates for abstract submissions is drawing nigh so I urge you to give some thought to presenting at the international congress in 2022. Submissions may be lodged at the MWIA Congress website.
Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) is launching the first National Women in Digital Health Leadership Program. The AFMW members who attended our Medical Women in Technology and Health (MedWiTH) evening with Dr Schaper and Dr Amandeep Hanrsa, were fortunate to catch a glimpse into this comprehensive leadership program. It is modelled on a similar program in the USA run by Women in AMIA which has been tremendously successful.