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14 Jan 2018

AMA Position Statement on Mental Health 2018

 

The AMA is calling for a national, overarching mental health “architecture”, and proper investment in both prevention and treatment of mental illnesses.

Almost one in two Australian adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, yet mental health and psychiatric care are grossly underfunded when compared to physical health, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today.


Published: 14 Jan 2018

10 Aug 2017

After months of lobbying and advocacy from the Federal and State AMAs, the nation's Health Ministers have agreed to develop a nationally consistent approach to mandatory reporting provisions for doctors.


Published: 10 Aug 2017

13 Jun 2017

Medicinal cannabis has great potential for use in palliative care, juvenile epilepsy, and forms of spasticity, but doctors remain concerned about its potential diversion into the general community, following moves by the Senate to allow easier importation of cannabis. The drug is also a major source of mental illness in the community and AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, says it is essential that whatever is being brought into the country is safe, even when it is being used in the palliative care setting.


Published: 13 Jun 2017

26 May 2017

A quiet achiever with a strong social conscience, Dr Genevieve Goulding, has been named the AMA Woman in Medicine for 2017.


Published: 26 May 2017