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Homeostasis is a podcast where medicine and society meet to address the most pressing issues in our changing world. We explore the relationships between health, politics, culture and the environment to show how doctors are responding to the evolving practice of medicine.

Homeostasis is a production of Medic Guild, a new community of creators and curators which build conversations and resources by and for medical students and doctors. We want to demystify the medical journey and help you achieve your goals.

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Homeostasis is a podcast where medicine and society meet to address the most pressing issues in our changing world. We explore the relationships between health, politics, culture and the environment to show how doctors are responding to the evolving practice of medicine.

Homeostasis is a production of Medic Guild, a new community of creators and curators which build conversations and resources by and for medical students and doctors. We want to demystify the medical journey and help you achieve your goals.

    Doctors Sound the Alarm To Government: Climate Change is a Health Emergency

    Doctors Sound the Alarm To Government: Climate Change is a Health Emergency

    In this episode we speak with Dr. Ingo Weber about the connections between climate change and health and what doctors are calling on the government to do to address this crisis. Dr. Weber is a qualified GP and an anaesthetist as well as a lecturer on the health impacts of climate change at Flinders University and The University of Adelaide. He’s also a member of Doctors for the Environment Australia.

    • 32 min
    The Power of Health Education From a First Nations Perspective

    The Power of Health Education From a First Nations Perspective

    In this episode we speak with Dr. Ngaree Blow about the successes and challenges for improving the health and well-being of First Nations communities.

    Dr. Ngaree Blow is the Director of First Nations Health for medical education at the University of Melbourne and a board member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.

    • 27 min
    "Don't Let Us Die" - Doctors Call on the Government to Support Asylum Seekers and Other Vulnerable Groups in the COVID-19 crisis

    "Don't Let Us Die" - Doctors Call on the Government to Support Asylum Seekers and Other Vulnerable Groups in the COVID-19 crisis

    As the COVID-19 crisis rapidly unfolds, doctors are calling on the Federal government to release all immigrant detainees to avoid a public health catastrophe for detainees and the broader community.

    For the past 30 years Australia has adopted a policy of mandatory immigration detention. While people can be imprisoned for a number of reasons, for example, overstaying a visa, or breaching visa conditions, by and large this policy disproportionately impacts asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat.

    This is despite the fact that seeking asylum without authorization is legal under the UN Refugee Convention, to which Australia is a signatory.

    Australian detention facilities have long come under criticism for their human rights violations and prosecutors with the International Criminal Court recently said that Australia’s offshore detention facilities constitute crimes against humanity. There’s also been well documented cases of abuse, unrest and even deaths.

    The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (Asid), the Australian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) and Doctors for Refugees have all said that immigration detention centers are ripe for Covid-19 transmission.

    In this episode we speak with Dr. Barri Phataford, a Sydney based GP who is the president and founder of Doctors for Refugees about what the COVID-19 crisis will mean for asylum seekers in Australia both inside and outside of detention.

    • 28 min

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