Medical skills for the life skills high schools will be given free life training from a group of experts, including the former head of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Ansell Casey.
Key points:Key pointsThe free life trainees will be the first group of doctors to receive the free trainingThe programme will help them understand the basics of life skillsKey pointsDr Casey said the group will be focused on health, wellbeing and wellbeing managementAnsell Casey said it was about bringing the health and wellbeing of people in care “into the mainstream”Dr Casey, who was the chief executive of the Medical Education Authority in 2015 when the program was first launched, said the aim of the programme was to help doctors understand the basic basics of living a healthy and productive life.
“If we can get this into the mainstream, then it will really make a difference in the way people think about their healthcare and in the ability of people to live in the community in a healthier and more productive way,” Dr Casey said.
“The fact that we have the ability to help people understand how they should be living their lives and the healthiest and most productive way of living in their lives.”
Dr Casey and his group of expert trainees are set to travel to more than 20 hospitals across Australia, helping train people on how to be healthy, happy and fulfilled in their own homes.
“It’s about making sure that we understand what it’s like to be in a home, where you’re not isolated, where there are people around you, in your own time and space,” Dr Patrick Naylor, who will lead the group of free life trainers, said.”[We are] also looking at the issues that people face in their personal lives, and the way they are managing things.”
We are looking at things like the stress of having to manage a family, dealing with the pressures of an emergency room and managing a large family.
“The free school training is set to begin at the Melbourne University of Technology’s school of medicine.
It will be funded by the Australian Council for Medical Research and the Health Research Council of Australia.
Dr Casey will be joined by former president of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners Dr Tony Williams and former head nurse for the Royal Adelaide Hospital Dr Angela Campbell.
Dr Naylor said the focus would be on how the training would help people in their homes.”[The school of medical studies] will be looking at how to make sure that people can be healthy and in a safe and good place,” Dr Naylor told the ABC.”
When you have people who are in a vulnerable and stressful position, then you need to be able to manage that, and then you have the right support.
“The group will also be looking to train other doctors, and Dr N Taylor said there was interest from hospitals in helping with the program.”
At the moment we are looking into schools of medicine and hospitals in Australia and we would like to train nurses, physiotherapists, physiotherapy teachers, occupational therapists and social workers,” Dr Taylor said.