Medical Workforce

Leave entitlements are important for your wellbeing as a doctor

Workplace leave entitlements are an important tool to assist you to maintain your wellbeing as a doctor. Many healthcare professionals are experiencing burnout due to dealing with the ongoing challenges from COVID-19 and subsequent workforce shortages – the use of leave to rest and recover is more important than ever.

Communications and advocacy update: 28 July

Here's an update on a few of the issues AMAV is working on for members, including issues at Goulburn Valley Health, end-of-life care and advanced care planning, and iDEA2022: Time to act.

Countering compassion fatigue

Compassion fatigue happens when a professional becomes depleted from repeated exposure to the trauma or adverse circumstances of others. Healthcare workers are at high risk of developing compassion fatigue, especially those on the frontline.

Communications and advocacy update: 9 June

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including an update on the Children and Health Legislation Amendment (Statement of Recognition and Other Matters) Bill 2022 and the AIFS Sector Survey launch - Future-proofing Safety: COVID-19 and Family Violence in Victoria.

Communications and advocacy update: 26 May

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including AMA Victoria support for Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill, updated ventilation resources and updated driver medical standards from 22 June 2022.

Australia considers a statutory cause of action for serious invasion of privacy

While Australia was one of the first countries in the world to adopt privacy legislation, it has always lacked a cause of action for invasion of privacy. The Attorney-General’s Department is currently reviewing the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including whether an action for invasion of privacy should be introduced into Australian law.

Communications and Advocacy update: 17 March

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including COVID and frontline healthcare worker research and an inquiry into children of imprisoned parents.

Communications and advocacy update: 10 March

Here's an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including clarification on face covering and QR code check-in requirements for medical practices; an independent review of the regulation of health practitioners in cosmetic surgery; and an invitation to participate in stigma reduction research.

Civility Saves Lives

Everyone benefits from kindness at work. In healthcare, where excellence is largely dependent on teamwork, creating a civil and kind culture is a key ingredient of great teams and essential for good patient outcomes.

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