WA News Feature Articles
Improving GP-hospital integration
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Ward_Gary_Dr_Feb05outline.jpgNedlands GP Dr Gary Ward is cautiously optimistic about his new position as GP divisions representative on the General Practice Reference Group (GPRG), set up by the Health Reform Implementation Task Force to make sure GPs have a voice.
Health Reform: Catch it while you can?
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
Fong_Dr_Neale_Sept04.jpgThe health system is littered with well-intentioned doctors, hungry for improvement, who have taken part in various reviews of sections of the public health system.... Broad brush decisions have been made regarding the public hospitals network etc. Medical Forum caught up with HRIT Executive Chairman Dr Neale Fong, a week before the election.
Neurosurgeons reorganise to deliver
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Vaughan_Richard_Dr_Nov04outline.jpgThe challenges facing neurosurgical services in WA are echoed across many specialties. Ageing surgeons, lack of afterhours cover, too many departments and a need to rationalise stretched services. Dr Richard Vaughan is trying to sort it all out...
Pregnancy termination and medical bias (Part 2).
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_050342307_2.jpgDoctors face the reality of consulting daily with women uncertain about continuing their unplanned pregnancies. Few would argue that doctors have a duty of care to ensure advice given or treatment offered is physically and psychologically safe for those women. The big argument is over the rights of the unborn child and to what extent beliefs in this regard are allowed to influence the doctor-patient relationship.
Medicine and relationship breakdown.
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_0503Familysplit_2.jpgThe mental and physical effects of family separation in our society must be absorbed by clinicians every day. Medical Forum has spoken to a trio of health specialists about how family separation in WA has impacted on their work.
Termination of Pregnancy (Part 1)
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_0502woman_2.jpgA recent Marie Stopes International study reveals 30% of the GPs are not fully aware of abortion laws in their state. This is no surprise but in WA, a $50,000 fine for breaching local legislation and the changing political climate around termination of pregnancy has led Medical Forum to examine the obligations facing practitioners...
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