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Issue 8 | August 2017

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A recent cluster of suicides is shining some much-needed light on the often overwhelming pressures of a life in healthcare, as well as some of the options for help.

Athletes may be fierce combatants when they step onto their field of battle, but they remain vulnerable human beings who require the same healthcare as all patients.

Societal attitudes and realities are continuing to evolve and women’s connections with healthcare – including with those who deliver it – are more important than ever.

Two rural towns successfully fought against the tide of the rural GP shortage through teamwork and community support.

As a GP and as public health physician, Dr Paul Burgess hopes to use his local and international experiences to ignite positive population-level outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.