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Suicide: Sailing on Uncertain Seas

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Hi All Last week I was lucky enough to be able to present this talk to the SWEETS Emergency Medicine Conference in Stockholm. Thanks to Dr. Katrin Hruska for the invitation. This is a video of my lecture and slides as presented by myself and local Broome Psych resident Dr Nick Gilbert. The first 15 […]

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Being A Doctor’s Doctor – Penny Wilson and Geoff Riley

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Have you ever treated a fellow doctor?  How did it feel?  Did you feel confident or intimidated? Consulting and treating our colleagues can be really tricky.  The dynamics seem a little alien, there is a huge risk of assumption leading to errors and of course there is always the nagging doubt that you may need […]

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Lessons Hard Learned with Ryan Wallman

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Today’s episode of Lessons Hard Learned is a bit different. My guest is my former Med School classmate, former doctor and now successful marketing copywriter (Dr) Ryan Wallman.  Sounds intriguing eh? Ryan has generously shared his story – it is about the decision to get out of Medicine as a career. It is not something […]

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Clinical Case 089: Tormented teen

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Ok the format of todays case is a little different.  This is a role-playing game that I use from time-to-time with our JMOs. It is called: “Your Next Line…”  The case unrolls as we step through the presentation, history and dialogue – with “time freezes” – kind of like theatre sports.  In each time freeze […]

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Mental Health Assessment in the ED by Dr Andrew Webster

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Assessing the mental health patient in ED First of all, forget about ‘medical clearance’ of mental health patients – this terminology misses the point of the ED assessment of MH patients – after all, true medical clearance of ANY patient, let alone a MH patient ,is probably impossible. Really what we are aiming to do […]