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    Part 2 – Reflections on wellbeing, racism and health equality

    Part 2 – Reflections on wellbeing, racism and health equality

    In this podcast, Jules Willcocks chats to Dr Hinemoa Elder about her reflections on wellbeing, racism and health equality in our healthcare systems.



    Summary Writer:  Theoni Haralabopoulos

    Script Writer:  Jules Willcocks

    Editor:  Jules Willcocks

    Interviewee:  Hinemoa Elder

    Interviewer:  Jules Willcocks


    About Dr Hinemoa Elder
    Hinemoa Elder Ngāti Kurī, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri and Ngāpuhi. MBChB, FRANZCP, PhD, MNZM, is a New Zealand child and adolescent psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She works at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland. She is a deputy psychiatry member of the NZ Mental Health Review Tribunal. She has a PhD in Public Health (2012)  in which she developed tools for Māori whānau (extended families) with Traumatic Brain Injury and was also the recipient of a Health Research Council of NZ Eru Pomare Post Doctoral Fellowship. The approaches she developed are used in rehabilitation in the community. She continues to work in TBI and dementia research. She received the MNZM for services to Māori and to Psychiatry in 2019. She is an invited member of the Busara Circle, a group of senior international women leaders which forms a critical support for the Homeward Bound project, a global leadership programme for women in science, of which she is an alumni, travelling to Antarctica with the project in 2019. Dr Elder is a Board member of The Helen Clark Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank which generates public policy research and debate. She is a board member of the RANZCP Foundation. Dr Elder is the Patron of ’Share my Super” a charity aimed at ending child poverty in NZ. Dr Elder has written two best-selling books published by Penguin Random House. “Aroha. Māori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet’, was named on the Oprah Winfrey Book club in 2021.  ‘Wawata. Daily wisdom guided by Hina the Māori moon, is currently the number one best selling non-fiction book in NZ. Dr Elder is also regularly invited to give keynote presentations. She was an invited speaker to the Rhodes Healthcare Forum, Oxford University in 2019. Hinemoa has a background in theatre and dance. She performed in a NZ play at the Edinburgh Festival, Assembly Rooms in 1986. She is a past Chair of Auckland Theatre Company Trust and the inaugural Chair of Te Taumata a Iwi The Arts Foundation. Hinemoa also worked in NZ childrens' television in the early 1990s.


    About Dr Jules Willcocks
    Jules Willcocks is an Emergency Medicine Consultant, the Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training and the Co-Director of Prevocational Education and Training in Alice Springs Hospital. He is the Deputy Censor for the NT for ACEM and sits on the Specialist Training and Assessment Committee and the Council for Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships at ACEM.


    He is interested in bringing out the best in people principally through mentoring and coaching. He firmly believes that wellbeing is a crucial part of this and that you cannot look after someone to the best of your abilities if you yourself are not well.He trained as an executive coach and has a particular interest in the role of personal psychology and how this interfaces with our performance in exams and at work as well as in general day to day living and how all of these tie in to our general wellbeing.

    • 37 min
    Part 1 – Reflections on wellbeing, racism and health equality

    Part 1 – Reflections on wellbeing, racism and health equality

    In this podcast, Jules Willcocks chats to Dr Hinemoa Elder about her reflections on wellbeing, racism and health equality in our healthcare systems.



    Summary Writer:  Anastasia Barton

    Script Writer:  Jules Willcocks

    Editor:  Jules Willcocks

    Interviewee:  Hinemoa Elder

    Interviewer:  Jules Willcocks


    About Dr Hinemoa Elder
    Hinemoa Elder Ngāti Kurī, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri and Ngāpuhi. MBChB, FRANZCP, PhD, MNZM, is a New Zealand child and adolescent psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She works at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland. She is a deputy psychiatry member of the NZ Mental Health Review Tribunal. She has a PhD in Public Health (2012)  in which she developed tools for Māori whānau (extended families) with Traumatic Brain Injury and was also the recipient of a Health Research Council of NZ Eru Pomare Post Doctoral Fellowship. The approaches she developed are used in rehabilitation in the community. She continues to work in TBI and dementia research. She received the MNZM for services to Māori and to Psychiatry in 2019. She is an invited member of the Busara Circle, a group of senior international women leaders which forms a critical support for the Homeward Bound project, a global leadership programme for women in science, of which she is an alumni, travelling to Antarctica with the project in 2019. Dr Elder is a Board member of The Helen Clark Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank which generates public policy research and debate. She is a board member of the RANZCP Foundation. Dr Elder is the Patron of ’Share my Super” a charity aimed at ending child poverty in NZ. Dr Elder has written two best-selling books published by Penguin Random House. “Aroha. Māori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet’, was named on the Oprah Winfrey Book club in 2021.  ‘Wawata. Daily wisdom guided by Hina the Māori moon, is currently the number one best selling non-fiction book in NZ. Dr Elder is also regularly invited to give keynote presentations. She was an invited speaker to the Rhodes Healthcare Forum, Oxford University in 2019. Hinemoa has a background in theatre and dance. She performed in a NZ play at the Edinburgh Festival, Assembly Rooms in 1986. She is a past Chair of Auckland Theatre Company Trust and the inaugural Chair of Te Taumata a Iwi The Arts Foundation. Hinemoa also worked in NZ childrens' television in the early 1990s.


    About Dr Jules Willcocks
    Jules Willcocks is an Emergency Medicine Consultant, the Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training and the Co-Director of Prevocational Education and Training in Alice Springs Hospital. He is the Deputy Censor for the NT for ACEM and sits on the Specialist Training and Assessment Committee and the Council for Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships at ACEM.


    He is interested in bringing out the best in people principally through mentoring and coaching. He firmly believes that wellbeing is a crucial part of this and that you cannot look after someone to the best of your abilities if you yourself are not well.He trained as an executive coach and has a particular interest in the role of personal psychology and how this interfaces with our performance in exams and at work as well as in general day to day living and how all of these tie in to our general wellbeing.

    • 34 min
    Non-traditional pathways, innovation and software

    Non-traditional pathways, innovation and software

    In this podcast, Eloise Sobels talks to Dr Josh Case about the intersection of medicine and software, but more broadly about the benefits of walking a different path to those conventionally bestowed upon junior doctors.



    Summary Writer:  Jenny Wei

    Script Writer:  Eloise Sobels

    Editor:  Eloise Sobels

    Interviewee:  Josh Case

    Interviewer:  Eloise Sobels


    About Dr Josh Case
    Along with being a doctor, Josh is also a software developer who hopes to empower other doctors and medical students to build new software, even those without a background in technology. Josh is passionate about making the world’s hospitals safer and more efficient, and teaching clinicians how to code.


    About Dr Eloise Sobels
    Eloise is a Junior Doctors based in New South Wales, Australia.  Before embarking on her Medical degree, she completed an undergraduate in Medical Science (Hons) from Flinders University and worked in a Clinical Pathology Laboratory testing and reporting on blood results. Ellie has a passion for team-based medical care and is currently working on research into Multidisciplinary Team based care for End-Stage-Kidney-Disease patients. Ellie is an avid dog lover and enjoys any beach related activity.

    • 39 min
    Locuming

    Locuming

    In this podcast Elie Matar talks with Robert Gerber, a leading Interventional Cardiologist, about the benefits of locum work .



    Summary Writer:  Theoni Haralabopoulos

    Script Writer:  Elie Matar

    Interviewee:  Robert Gerber

    Interviewer:  Elie Matar


    About Dr Robert Gerber
    Dr Robert Gerber graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School which is part of King’s College London in 2000. He holds dual accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. He currently works in Wangaratta North Eastern Health as a Physician and General Cardiologist and in Bendigo Health as an Interventional Cardiologist. He has expertise in hypertension and heart failure as well as heart rhythm disturbances and dyslipidaemia.

    Bob is an expert in the field of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided stent implantation and is also trained in implanting pacemakers and implantable cardio-defibrillators (ICDs) as well as coronary stents. He has maintained his credentialing by performing these procedures on a regular basis in Australia and New Zealand.

    Bob has performed over 2000 cardiac procedures over a 25-year career in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom where he maintains and holds accreditation. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, trail-running and time with the family.


    About Dr Elie Matar
    Dr Elie Matar is a Neurology Advanced Trainee and a NHMRC postgraduate scholar based in Sydney, Australia. He is a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney and has a strong passion for medical education and clinical research. Having co-founded a hospital clinical redesign committee, Elie believes junior doctors have an important responsibility in pioneering innovation to improve the healthcare systems within which they work.

    • 38 min
    Patient Design Thinking

    Patient Design Thinking

    In this podcast Chris Elliot speaks with Paediatric Rheumatologist, Rebecca James, about the development of the concept 'Patient Design Thinking' and why it has such profound impacts on the delivery of care no matter which specialty.



    Summary Writer:  Eloise Sobels

    Script Writer:  Eloise Sobels

    Interviewee:  Rebecca James

    Interviewer:  Chris Elliot


    About Dr Rebecca James
    Dr Rebecca James is a Paediatric Rheumatologist and Healthcare Improvement Fellow at Queensland Children’s Hospital. She completed her paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, before moving to the UK for extended fellowships in several London hospitals and later to work as a consultant at St Thomas'. She returned to Australia in 2018 and completed a Healthcare Improvement Fellowship through Clinical Excellence QLD in 2021. She is interested in healthcare quality and safety, particularly how health services engage with patients in service design and provision, as well as issues around access to care and medications, both domestically and globally.


    About Dr Chris Elliot
    Chris is a Consultant Paediatrician who works in a teaching hospital in Sydney and in private rooms. As well as clinical medicine he is enthusiastic about health communication and teaching. Chris is a Conjoint Lecturer for the University of New South Wales and writes the occasional article on child health for mainstream media. He also teaches Advanced Paediatric Life Support and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Chris completed his Internship at Bankstown Hospital and Paediatric training through the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. On the days when he is not at work he enjoys playing with his children, and also when they play by themselves.

    • 36 min
    Sepsis

    Sepsis

    In this podcast, James Edwards talks to Dr Carolyn Hullick and Professor Simon Finfer about the new, national Sepsis Clinical Care Standard, recently introduced to ensure that a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of sepsis receives optimal care, from symptom onset through to discharge from hospital and survivorship care.

    Interviewer:  James Edwards

    Interviewees:  Carolyn Hullick and Simon Finfer

    Summary Writer:  Michelle Wu

    Editor:  Nicola Bunt


    About Dr Carolyn Hullick
    Dr Carolyn Hullick is a Clinical Director at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and Emergency Physician at Hunter New England Health NSW.

    At the Commission, Carolyn has guided the National Sepsis Program and chaired the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group. Other projects focus on aged care, transitions of care, appropriate use of antipsychotics, and comprehensive care. As an Emergency physician Carolyn has a special interest in geriatric medicine, and as a Harkness Fellow, spent 12 months at Weill Cornell Medical School in New York, investigating care for older people in emergency departments.


    About Professor Simon Finfer AO
    Professor Simon Finfer AO is a Professorial Fellow in the Critical Care Division at The George Institute for Global Health, Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales and Chair of Critical Care, School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

    Simon was a founding member and is a past-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group, past chair of the International Sepsis Forum, and current Vice President of the Global Sepsis Alliance. He is Director of the Australian Sepsis Network and Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance. Simon was appointed an Officer (AO) in the Order of Australia in 2020 for “distinguished service to intensive care medicine, to medical research and education, and to global health institutes”.

    • 30 min

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