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The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency hosts conversations and interviews with people in our community. We discuss current issues, address myths and common questions, and think about what we can do to best protect the public and support the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

Taking care Ahpra

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency hosts conversations and interviews with people in our community. We discuss current issues, address myths and common questions, and think about what we can do to best protect the public and support the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

    Coming to a land down under: Australia as a destination for health practitioners

    Coming to a land down under: Australia as a destination for health practitioners

    This episode of Ahpra’s Taking Care podcast examines the path overseas health workers must tread when wanting to work in Australia’s health system.
    With the final recommendations of a wide-ranging review into Australia’s regulatory settings for international health workers being handed down soon, we look at what solutions are on the table, why they are needed, and what impact they may have in the areas health workers are most wanted.

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    • 21 min
    The challenges for our overseas workforce

    The challenges for our overseas workforce

    Our focus for this episode is the varied experiences of health practitioners who choose to move to Australia to live and work. Host Susan Biggar joins Dr Rekha Mangalore, General Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician, Dr Renee Kelsall, Chief Medical Officer at Bass Coast Health and Helen Townley, National Director, Policy & Accreditation at Ahpra. They discuss complications of changing countries and continuing your career here, the requirements of ensuring a safe and appropriate workforce. This conversation highlights how important it is to hear firsthand from the experience of people navigating the whole process, including their views on how we can improve it.
    If you have feedback, a story to share or an idea for a future episode, you can find us at communications@ahpra.gov.au

    • 38 min
    'Racism makes us sick’: Associate Professor Carmen Parter on tackling discrimination in healthcare

    'Racism makes us sick’: Associate Professor Carmen Parter on tackling discrimination in healthcare

    Associate Professor Carmen Parter is a proud descendent of the Darumbal and Juru clans of the Birra Gubba Nation of Queensland with South Sea Islander heritage, the Tanna Island of Vanuatu. She has seen it all in her work in Australia’s healthcare system. She has hope that things are improving, and we can make our healthcare system culturally safe.
    Now, she holds many roles, including Ahpra Board member, co-Founder and Director at the Learning Centre for Systemic Change and Research, was the inaugural Co-chair of the Indigenous Working Group of the World Federation of Public Health Association, a member of the Lowitja Institute member community, and Fellow of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.
    But, in this conversation we head back to beginning of her career...
    If you have questions or feedback about the podcast, email communications@ahpra.gov.au

    • 20 min
    Professor Rosalind Searle on building trust in healthcare

    Professor Rosalind Searle on building trust in healthcare

    ‘One of the most fundamental things is about trying to understand that a harmed person is a fragile person.'
    Our first Taking care podcast episode of the year is with international guest Professor Rosalind Searle. Rosalind Searle is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. She is inaugural director of the EAWOP the (European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology) Impact Incubator.
    Her research has examined trust in healthcare, specifically the matter of professional misconduct. She has examined in detail proven cases of sexual misconduct and abuse to reveal the moral mindsets that accompany these activities.
    Speaking with host Susan Biggar, Professor Searle unpacks the areas where trust can be built – and eroded.
    If you have questions or feedback about the podcast, email communications@ahpra.gov.au

    • 25 min
    Innovations in rural and remote healthcare

    Innovations in rural and remote healthcare

    What’s great about our rural and remote healthcare services and the people who work in them? A lot, and the conversation is just getting started with our two guests Faye McMillan, Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner and Richard Colbran, CEO NSW Rural Doctors Network. Host Tash Miles speaks with Faye and Richard about innovations and workarounds unique to rural and remote healthcare, and where there is opportunity for metropolitan health services to learn from what’s happening in rural/remote settings.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and leave a rating or review. You can also provide feedback or ideas by emailing us at communications@ahpra.gov.au. Thanks for listening.

    • 32 min
    The inextricable link between climate change and healthcare

    The inextricable link between climate change and healthcare

    As the guests in this latest episode of Taking care stress, the link between our health and access to safe healthcare and the impacts of climate change are undisputable. But what is the path forward?
    Northern Territory specialist physician, Dr Simon Quilty, Melbourne obstetrician and gynaecologist and a member of Doctors for the Environment, Dr Ying Gu, and Canberra local and Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the Australian National University, Professor Sharon Friel, passionately detail their concerns, observations and what they see as the path forward.
    Join for a discussion that includes the current impacts at a personal and community level and the structural changes needed to address the inequities exacerbates by climate change such as housing inequality.
    Please recommend, subscribe and rate out podcast! If you have questions or feedback about the podcast, email communications@ahpra.gov.au

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Hal07 ,

Engaging and Informative

Taking Care is a lovely approach by AHPRA - reflective and most helpful to give understanding of our complex health system challenges

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