Self-care and protection during the pandemic
Maintaining a caring medical culture
Every doctor, a medical leader in times of crisis

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What is Every Doctor about?

  • Self-care and protection during the pandemic

  • Maintaining a caring medical culture

  • Every doctor, a medical leader in times of crisis

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  • Bullying in medicine: a harm-minimisation approach

    4 March 2019

    Health care is increasingly complex. Objective peer review, constructive feedback and robust debate are essential to continually improve the quality of patient care. But doctors don’t always disagree well. One of the contributing factors to bullying in medicine is the complex interplay of different personality types in very stressful situations...

  • Endemic bullying: narcissistic personality disorder in medicine

    11 March 2019

    How is it possible that endemic bullying (here, here, here and here) persists in medicine despite a Senate inquiry, viral social media campaigns, doctor education, incident reporting and other initiatives to improve awareness, mutual respect and medical culture?...

  • Fight systemic racism in medicine

    5 June 2018

    As a medical student, every eight weeks I rotate through a new specialty in a new hospital or health service. This means every eight weeks, I flick over to a new chapter in my textbook, learn a new set of medical lingo, meet a new team of doctors and a new cohort of patients...

  • Where this physician finds joy in medicine

    4 October 2018

    My country rotation as a medical student was overshadowed by a heated argument between the general practitioner and his wife. Decades later, I now understand the frustration and challenges of rural general practice...

  • What my young patients taught me about parenting

    30 September 2018

    Despite meticulous time management and delegation as a doctor, there were times when I found cobwebs on the laundry left on the clothesline too long, or a moldy school lunch or squashed banana forgotten at the bottom of a school bag at home...

  • Greg Maulder relaxation audio recording

    23 April 2020

    15 minute Yoga Nidra recording by Greg Maulder helps with relaxation and sleep. Try to follow all the instructions and stay awake if you use it during the day. Listen to the recording regularly to condition your mind even if you are distracted and find it difficult to concentrate. By trying to stay awake to listen to the recording, it is likely you will let go of your anxiety and fall asleep before the instructions end.

  • When a doctor says “I am depressed”

    29 January 2019

    My first response to a colleague who says “I am depressed” is critical for a number of reasons. Doctors have tough emotional masks and it has been difficult for my colleague to trust someone and disclose this. Due to the enormous stigma surrounding mental illness in the medical profession,..

  • 5 ways we can prevent doctor suicide

    5 December 2018

    We have failed to address the scale of suicide and mental illness in the medical profession, which is a global issue. Each of us can help prevent doctor suicide with these five strategies both locally and worldwide...

  • Disclosing myths: Doctors can seek help for their mental illness from their own treating doctor without fear for their career

    18 February 2019

    Doctors continue to have high levels of mental illness and suicide partly because a medical career has never been more challenging. It is unthinkable that most doctors believe they cannot disclose their distress...

  • Managing Extreme Stress

    28 Dec 2018

    After a busy, challenging year, it can sometimes be hard to switch off our overstimulated minds and enjoy a well-earned rest over the festive season while catching up on our family and personal responsibilities...

  • Self help principles alone not the answer for doctor burnout

    20 Feb 2019

    While common, it’s not normal. However, the term itself is overused and doctors in particular tend to ‘switch off’ when they hear it. The fact burnout is hard to define only adds to the medical profession’s general aversion of the term...

Graduation address to new doctors by
Leanne Rowe

Leanne Rowe & Michael Kidd are experienced public speakers & deliver presentations at medical, health related & corporate conferences & workshops. Please enquire if you wish for them to present at your event.


Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd is a GP and current Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia

In the past, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada, a Professorial Fellow with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, and honorary Professor of Global Primary Care with the Southgate Institute for Health, Equity and Society at Flinders University in Adelaide. He is also a past President of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA), past president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and former Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization on primary care, family medicine, health workforce training, and mental health. In 2009, he was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to medicine and education.

Leanne Rowe

Leanne Rowe is a GP, Clinical Professor at Monash University, Chairman of Nexus Hospitals, and a non- Executive Director of Japara Healthcare and the Medical Indemnity Protection Society

In the past, she was a Chairman of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Deputy Chancellor of Monash University and a non-Executive Director of beyondblue: the national depression initiative in Australia. For her service to medicine, she has been awarded the Rose Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 'Best Individual Contribution to Health Care' by the Australian Medical Association, a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by Monash University and an Order of Australia. Her Doctor of Medicine was on the topic of medical education and cognitive behavioural therapy.