Monthly media digest: November 2020

A digest of college news coverage from November 2020

Anaesthetists and suicide  

ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis was interviewed by NZ media on 16 November following a coroner's ruling about the death of Northland NZ anaesthetist Dr Richard Harding in 2017.

Dr Beavis told that while there is no robust data on psychological distress among anaesthetists, it is an issue ANZCA has been aware of for more than two decades, establishing groups and resources to aid awareness and access to support.

These include a counselling service for anaesthetists, available 24/7.

Golden hours after surgery the key to new model of patient care 

Professor of  Anaesthesia Guy Ludbrook was interviewed  by ABC Radio Adelaide afternoon host Sonya Feldhoff on 11 November about the advanced recovery care model and perioperative medicine.

The 11 minute interview  was a follow-up to an ANZCA media release highlighting Professor Ludbrook's research into advanced recovery care with Professor David Story and Professor Bernhard Riedel. 

Last updated 07:31 14.12.2020