- Published: 26 January 2011
AFMW would like to congratulate the following medical women on their 2011 Australia Day Honours:
- Dr Rosalie Jean Shaw, PSM, for service to medicine, particularly through the Asia-Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
- Associate Professor Marianne Vonau, for service to medicine in the field of Neurosurgery as a clinician, educator and mentor
- Professor Louise Kathryn Newman, for service to medicine in the fields of perinatal, child and adolescent mental health, to education, and as an advocate for refugees and asylum seekers
- Published: 08 August 2008
AFMW progresses many projects of importance to medical women, both alone and in conjunction with other groups such as the Australian Women's Coalition, Australian Medical Association or community groups. The projects AFMW is involved in can be classed into three main areas:
- Socialising and networking
- Published: 24 January 2011
- Published: 24 January 2011
The Rural Health Education Foundation currently has free DVDs and resources available to Australian health professionals. The programs currently available are:Gynaecological Cancers: Psychological Care
Endometrial Cancer: Investigation and Appropriate Referral
The Discomfort Zone: A Guide to Managing Difficult Consultations (Distribution free only to NSW/ACT residents)
Obesity: A Heavy Burden
Live Strong: Closing the Gap on Chronic Disease
Musculoskeletal Guideline Series
- Published: 16 January 2011
From the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety comes the excellent Farm Safety Toolkit for Rural General Practices which provides General Practitioners with summary information on the health of Farmers, who are at higher risk of fatal injury, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and suicide. The toolkit includes
- The Farmer Health Check-Up Checklist
- Information for General Practitioners
- Farm Health and Injury Prevention Resources for Farmers (with take home checklists)
- Clinic Posters, and
- Preventing Falls for Older Farmers
Click here to download the Toolkit.
- Published: 15 January 2011
Looking for information on Palliative Care? The Palliative Care Curriculum For Undergraduates (PCC4U) project is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing that provides a series of online learning modules. The modules focus on developing the graduate capabilities in palliative care. The modules, which include a case study, video vignettes and current references, are:
- - Principles of palliative care
- - Communicting with people who have a life-limiting illness
- - Clinical assessment and intervention in palliative care
- - Optimising function in palliative care.
To access these modules visit the Teaching and Learning Jub at the PCC4U website.
- Published: 12 January 2011
On the 1st January, UN Women was officially launched. Formally known as the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women emerged from agreement by UN Member States – backed by strong advocacy from the global women’s movement – that more must be done so women can claim equal rights and opportunities. The new global website (www.unwomen.org) contains resources and information about the new entity.