Posts by paul

Transformational Learning

Five years ago I was at the AMEN 2013 conference in Melbourne, and was in the audience for a fantastic keynote presentation by Dr Debbie Paltridge on transformative learning. It made such an impression on me that I came home and collected some information and online resources about her topic (also called transformational learning in the…

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Burnout & Resilience Topics on Medscape 2017-18

Medscape regularly addresses physician wellness, burnout and lifestyle. It’s regular physician lifestyle reports are very interesting and provide a snapshot of many factors contributing to physician wellbeing (at least in the US). Their latest report is the National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018, and it features lots of useful data, including burnout rates by…

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Burnout & Resilience: Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (National Academy of Medicine)

The US-based National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, launched in 2017, is a very useful resource that addresses physician burnout, well-being and resilience. They have a knowledge repository and have published some attention-getting infographics (see below):  

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RACGP releases new genomic medicine guide for GPs

Genomics in general practice covers a number of key areas for which patients will be seeking advice from their GPs, such as: family history personal genomic testing genetic counselling diabetes mental health conditions newborn screening prenatal testing reproductive carrier screening. The guide consists of a series of more than 30 summaries that provide key information a…

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