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Being Well in Difficult Times - Margot

It’s always helpful to hear how other people cope with life's challenges. Over the next few weeks we are dedicating the Being Well blog to a series called Being Well in Difficult Times. We've asked a range of health professionals 3 big questions to see if there was anything we could learn from them.

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Being Well in Difficult Times- Elizabeth
Being Well in Difficult Times- Elizabeth
Dr Jan Orman

How would you feel if you were pregnant right now? It would probably add a whole other dimension to your concern. What if, to add to the puzzle, your work made you responsible for the mental health of others? Elizabeth* is a thirty-something school-based psychologist who is in the third trimester of her first pregnancy. This is how she is coping.

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Being Well in Difficult Times - Dr Vered Gordon
Being Well in Difficult Times - Dr Vered Gordon
Dr Vered Gordon

Dr Vered Gordon is a GP in Sydney’s Northern Beaches with a special interest in perinatal mental health. For more than a decade Vered developed Black Dog Institute’s highly regarded Professional Education workshops.

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Being Well in Difficult Times- Michael Kidd
Being Well in Difficult Times- Michael Kidd
Michael Kidd

It’s always helpful to hear how other people cope with life's challenges. Over the next few weeks we are dedicating the Being Well blog to a series called Being Well in Difficult Times. Michael's CoVID-19 job responsibilities are huge and his pace hectic. How is he coping personally with all that on his plate?

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Communication in the time of COVID-19
Communication in the time of COVID-19
Dr Simon Morgan

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive, and almost overnight, transformation in Australian general practice, most notably with the rapid rise in telehealth. What does effective communication via telehealth look like?

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KISS - COVID-19 Primary Care Assessment & Management
KISS - COVID-19 Primary Care Assessment & Management
Medcast Medical Education Team

This Keep It Simple Summary (KISS) covers the treatment and management of COVID-19 in the Primary Care environment. Stages of the disease will be explained, followed by a succinct summary risk factors, symptoms, complications, treatment, respiratory factors and safety netting.

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Reframing Isolation
Reframing Isolation
Dr Jan Orman

I keep wondering about what we can learn from all these people who live in isolation or confinement. What strategies were put in place and what might the long-term impact of their isolation have been?

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Non-drug Approaches to Chronic Pain Management
Non-drug Approaches to Chronic Pain Management
Dr Tania Gardner & Sarah Ramdoo

Living with chronic pain is a complex health issue that affects over 3.2 million Australians, with close to 68% of those affected being of working age. As we know, chronic pain can have significant implications on daily functions and quality of life - often leading to challenges with returning to work, mobility, finances and relationships...

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Telehealth: How does it work In Practice
Telehealth: How does it work In Practice
Dr Jo Bruce

We are all starting to do telehealth in the current climate to protect us, our staff and our patients. Many of us feel slightly out of our depth. Here are some quick tips to help you in your practice.

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COVID-19 and Us
COVID-19 and Us
Dr Jan Orman

Have you thought about what these measures are going to mean for you personally? Even if we avoid the need for self-isolation, we will all need to practice social distancing for possibly 6-12 months until we can all be vaccinated, or until we have developed immunity through exposure to the virus.

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