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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...

  • 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...

  • Rural diseases – in a league of their own

    10 Oct 2017
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORS The very first patient I attended in this country was during my heaven-sent locum on Kangaroo Island.  She...

  • Tough toes a requirement in the bush

    12 Sep 2017
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSRural Doctors need to have fairly tough toes. They get stepped on so often.   We know when our toes have been...

  • No, we do not have a CT scanner

    16 Aug 2017
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNICL OF RURAL DOCTORSThe term “Ivory Tower” refers to an erudite and learned institution considered to be an ultimate source of expertise...

  • Professional groups to alleviate isolation

    27 Jun 2017
    By Sandra Hirowatari, Chair, AMA Council of Rural DoctorsI know there are times you feel isolated, not “lucky” enough to have the amenities and support found in more populated...

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