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  • Look after yourself, for everyone’s benefit

    13 Feb 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSHey doc, you look tired.As I get older and more wrinkly, this comment seems to be a more frequent bugbear.But you know, no...

  • Rural Generalist headache questions

    14 Mar 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSWe are on the cusp of formulating a National Rural Generalist program. The questions that float to the top are enough...

  • May I introduce you to Esther?

    10 Apr 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSStarting on this page and spilling onto others, you will read a confronting story of Esther. Elements of this story...

  • Rural mass trauma

    14 May 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSIn the wake of two devastating multiple trauma incidents in Canada, my mind went to a multiple victim trauma that occurred...

  • Here’s to our new AMA President – and to sustained rural focus

    12 Jun 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSThe AMA Council of Rural Doctors (AMACRD) congratulates Dr Tony Bartone on winning the election for AMA President. I am...

  • Embracing reform

    27 Jun 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSI love the word reform.  Form it again. Redo.A simple concept. Kids do it. Their hunk of play dough gets smashed...

  • Membership is a two way street

    17 Aug 2018
    BY DR SANDRA  HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA  COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSDoctors understandably ask, “What is the AMA doing for me?” They look to find value in a service they...

  • RUOK?

    12 Sep 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSSeptember 13 – R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is a national day that encourages all of us to take the time to talk and to...

  • Rural health in retrospect

    07 Dec 2017
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSAs the second Chair of AMACRD, I feel that despite being a relatively new group within the AMA, we have much to be...

  • The wind against, Out Back

    14 Nov 2017
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSProfessor Paul Worley, as you all are now aware, is our inaugural Rural Health Commissioner.Just pick up any medical...

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