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.
Registration for NMS 2020 is now open.
We welcome all delegates and look forward to seeing you online at this virtual event for National Medicines Symposium 2020 to be held on 7 December 2020.
Opioids: Communication videos
This video explores conversations between health professionals and patients and outlines ‘motivational interviewing’, the recommended evidence-based communication approach for these conversations.
Opioids information video
This animated video from NPS MedicineWise and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) provides information to people who may be considering taking opioids for chronic (ongoing) non-cancer pain.
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