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Rural

  • Did you vote?

    20 May 2019
    DR SANDRA HIROWATRI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSThis past election marks the fifth Federal Election I have not been able to vote in. This is because (despite years of...

  • Time for action on rural health

    11 Apr 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR OF THE AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSHere we go again.That’s what we hear when another election rolls around. Politics has been ugly in recent times,...

  • Heroes

    14 Mar 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR OF THE AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSA hero is someone who ignores the risk to themselves and runs headfirst into danger for a greater good. When we...

  • Living rurally

    15 Feb 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSAt an AMA Council of General Practice meeting last year, we discussed the skill of knowing how to live rurally. One of...

  • The Wet

    06 Dec 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSIt’s just water. H2O. It is a molecule that creates life, births memories, emotions, causes disease and death.For many...

  • Reflections on a rural medicine conference

    15 Nov 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSRural Medicine Australia is the biggest Australian conference focusing on rural medical issues. There aren’t many of...

  • Conscientious objections in the rural setting

    09 Oct 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSWhat do you do when a patient or colleague asks you to do something that goes against your beliefs and principles?It...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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