COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges, the consequences of which reach far beyond public health. The lockdown in Victoria has resulted in another economic setback and has shown how quickly the virus can get the upper hand.
It is the 27th of July and like surf approaching a beach from the distance, the Second Wave of COVID-19 has been approaching my home city of Melbourne for some time now. After the enormous relief of suppressing the First Wave, the continual increase in cases each day since June has been a cause of increasing worry for us all.
With the spread of COVID-19 we have seen an increase in privacy enquiries from our members. Not only are our members and clients seeking advice relating to the rights of their patients but they are also seeking advice in relation to their own right to confidentiality in circumstances where they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
MIGA has over recent months received many queries from members and clients concerned about whether they are covered for claims arising from telehealth consultations, which have increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For some doctors, COVID-19 has provided time and the opportunity to slow down, step back and reassess what could change and what is important in their lives. It has been something of an enforced pause (a ‘mini gap year’) that has given doctors permission to fulfil their non-medical roles and reinvigorate personal interests.
Life has been a bit crazy recently. Managing your own stressors and those of the women and families you take care of, is likely to have taken its toll. Supporting others can be emotionally draining during a crisis and you can easily find yourself slipping from a healthy level of wellness.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our work and personal lives. It has significantly changed healthcare. The level of reform in just days and weeks is something which normally takes months and years.
MIGA’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 25 November 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the AGM will be run as a virtual meeting with members able to attend online
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