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Independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based, NPS MedicineWise provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests to help individuals and health professionals make better health decisions.

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Independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based, NPS MedicineWise provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests to help individuals and health professionals make better health decisions.

    Episode 16: Mental Health For Health Professionals

    Episode 16: Mental Health For Health Professionals

    In this episode Dr Anna Samecki talks with Melissa Black, a clinical psychologist from the Black Dog Institute. They discuss why it’s important for healthcare workers to proactively look after their own mental health, when to seek professional help, some simple ways to manage stress, and some of the resources available including The Essential Network (TEN), an e-health hub for healthcare workers.

    Further reading:
    The Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
    TEN - The Essential Network for Health Professionals: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ten/

    Other NPSmedicinewise podcasts: www.nps.org.au/podcast

    • 11 min
    Episode 15: Cancer testing during the pandemic

    Episode 15: Cancer testing during the pandemic

    In the early phase of the pandemic, cancer testing rates fell significantly. In this episode Steve Morris speaks with Professor Dororthy Keefe, CEO of Cancer Australia, about the rates of cancer testing during the pandemic and the potential follow-on effects of this.

    Further reading:
    Cancer Australia Website: canceraustralia.gov.au
    Cancer Won’t Wait Campaign: canceraustralia.gov.au/cancer-wont-wait

    • 10 min
    Episode 14: Managing diabetes during COVID-19

    Episode 14: Managing diabetes during COVID-19

    In this episode Steve Morris talks to Greg Johnson, CEO of Diabetes Australia, about the biggest challenges facing people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, why diabetes is a ‘pandemic within a pandemic’, feedback from consumers about telehealth, and the importance of addressing mental health.

    Further reading

    Diabetes Australia: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

    National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS): www.ndss.com.au

    RACGP - Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice: www.racgp.org.au/clinical-resources/clinical-guidelines/key-racgp-guidelines/view-all-racgp-guidelines/diabetes/introduction

    Heads up on diabetes – National Diabetes Week 2020: www.headsupdiabetes.com.au

    • 16 min
    Episode 13: Talking about medicines in culturally and linguistically diverse communities

    Episode 13: Talking about medicines in culturally and linguistically diverse communities

    In this episode NPS MedicineWise medical adviser and GP Dr Anna Samecki talks with Veronica Nou, a community pharmacist working in western Sydney and recipient of a 2020 NSW Humanitarian Award.
    This week (7-11 September 2020) is NSW Multicultural Health Week, with a focus on health literacy and the safe use of medicines. In this podcast, Anna and Veronica discuss some of the health issues experienced by culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and some practical ways health professionals can help improve medicines literacy and communications, especially among vulnerable populations.

    Further reading:
    NSW Multicultural Health Week: www.multiculturalhealthweek.com

    Ethnolink: COVID-19 translated resources www.ethnolink.com.au/covid-19-coronavirus-translated-resources

    The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National): www.tisnational.gov.au

    NPS MedicineWise: Download the NPS MedicineWise Medicines List in English and 10 additional community languages www.nps.org.au/medicineslist

    NPS MedicineWise: Links to COVID-19 information translated into community languages www.nps.org.au/COVID-19-in-language

    • 14 min
    Episode 12: An insight into the national COVID-19 response

    Episode 12: An insight into the national COVID-19 response

    In this episode NPS MedicineWise CEO Steve Morris is joined by Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health.

    They discuss the role of the Department of Health’s National Incident Room and the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, the challenges of managing chronic disease during this pandemic - particularly in vulnerable populations, and some the ways health professionals are ensuring continuity of care and access to medicines to patients in this rapidly changing environment.

    Further reading
    National Incident Room: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-incident-room

    National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce: covid19evidence.net.au

    • 18 min
    Episode 11: Are you Choosing Wisely during the pandemic

    Episode 11: Are you Choosing Wisely during the pandemic

    In this episode, Steve Morris speaks with Dr Simon Judkins, an emergency physician working in Victoria at one of the Choosing Wisely Australia Champion Health Service hospitals. They discuss how the Choosing Wisely principles, particularly around resource stewardship and the importance of conversations about what care is necessary, have been relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also look at how new pandemic guidance from Choosing Wisely Australia will help health professionals and consumers navigate the current environment.

    Further reading

    Choosing Wisely principles: www.choosingwisely.org.au/what-is-choosing-wisely-australia

    Choosing Wisely pandemic guidance for health professionals: www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/health-professionals/choosing-wisely-australia-pandemic-guidance

    Choosing Wisely pandemic guidance for consumers: www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/consumers-and-carers/choosing-wisely-australia-pandemic-guidance

    5 questions to ask - for consumers to use to start a conversation with their doctor or other healthcare provider about what matters to them and their health, available in English and 12 additional languages: www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/consumers-and-carers/5-questions-to-ask-your-doctor-or-other-healthcare-provider-before-you-get-any-test-treatment-or-procedure

    Becoming a Choosing Wisely Australia Champion Health Service: www.choosingwisely.org.au/health-services

    • 15 min

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