Welcome! Hosted by Dr Edwin Kruys, Dr Ashlea Broomfield and Dr Jaspreet Saini, the theme of the Australian BridgeBuilders podcast is collaboration in healthcare. A wide variety of guests, including healthcare and thought leaders, give us their view on teamwork, trust, integrated care, quality care, leadership and what needs to happen to make Australian healthcare an even better-connected place.
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ACRRM, RACGP And Rural Generalism With A/Prof Ayman Shenouda
Episode 11: A/Prof Ayman Shenouda is Vice-president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Chair of RACGP Rural. In this episode of the BridgeBuilders podcast, Ayman and Edwin talk about the history of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the RACGP and discuss the new collaboration around the National Rural Generalist Pathway. The intro contains a few words from ACRRM president Dr Ewen McPhee from episode 2.
- Here is the link to the National Rural Generalist Taskforce Advice: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/National-Rural-Health-Commissioner-publications
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Shared Antenatal Care With Dr Wendy Burton
Episode 10: Dr Wendy Burton, General Practitioner with a special interest in maternity and paediatric care, is interviewed by Jaspreet Saini and Edwin Kruys.
We’re talking about shared antenatal care models (or should we say ‘collaborative maternity’ models?). What’s good about shared care, but also, what can go wrong behind the scenes when it comes to communication, trust, and collaboration?
- The website mentioned by Wendy at the end of the podcast: https://maternity-matters.com.au
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Lifestyle Medicine With Dr Sam Manger
Episode 9: Dr Sam Manger, GP and President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine talks about the need for incorporating more lifestyle medicine in healthcare, multidisciplinary approaches and the evidence behind it.
Chinese Medicine With Dr Carolyn Ee
Episode 8: We discuss Chinese Medicine and whether it is possible for healthcare professionals to integrate 2000-year-old wisdom and traditions with modern evidence-based practices. Guest is Dr Carolyn Ee, GP and researcher. Carolyn completed a masters and PhD on acupuncture and is the current chair of the RACGP Integrative Medicine Specific Interest Group.
Here are some links that GP’s may find helpful in looking up risks and benefits of complementary therapies:
- https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/diagnosis-treatment/symptom-management/integrative-medicine A free resource maintained by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre.
- http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/home.aspx A paid resource with information on mechanism of action, safety, adverse events and interactions for nutraceuticals.
- Dynamed (accessed e.g. through the RACGP website) also has up-to-date information on evidence of efficacy for many complementary therapies.
- The RACGP Integrative Medicine Specific Interest Network circulates a regular newsletter with evidence updates. Interested GP’s can email firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Building Bridges With Patients. Leanne Wells
Episode 7: Leanne Wells, CEO of Australia's peak health consumer body, the Consumers Health Forum (CHF,) talks about some hot topics from the patient point of view, including patient activation, convenience and value based care.
Quality Care With A/Prof Charlotte Hespe And Dr Danielle Butler
Episode 6: In episode 3 we spoke to Dr MacIsaac about her concerns that measuring quality could distract from patient-centred care if not done properly. In this episode we continue the conversation with 2 guests; we’re talking about quality improvement and how to support and incentivise this at a practice level with associate professor Charlotte Hespe, who has chaired a PHN and is the current Chair of the board of the RACGP. Our first guest is Dr Danielle Butler, Queensland GP and researcher. Danielle has looked at quality of care from a systems perspective, by examining large databases like the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
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