Mental health

Webinar: Working with gender diverse clients

Jeannie Oliphant, Sexual Health Physician addresses gender diversity and what it means, as well as how to initiate conversations. She will talk about the role and use of hormones, resilience and ongoing support for clients. We also hear from Joe Macdonald and Alex Ker.

Clozapine. Malignant constipation can kill

Clozapine is used for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Agranulocytosis and neutropenia are the usual concerns but there are more deaths from ileus/megacolon.

Webinar: Prescribing antipsychotics in primary care

Webinar with Associate Professor David Menkes. David is an academic psychiatrist with a background in psychology and pharmacology (PhD 1983, Yale), and a continuing interest in the optimal use and toxicology of drug treatments in psychiatry.

Stillborn children: photographs may help the healing

How clinicians’ handling of this can traumatise the parents or when done well, can lead to a valued experience.

Insomnia - Bruce Arroll

Podcast: Professor Bruce Arroll talks about managing insomnia in primary care. Bruce is a GP in South Auckland, director of the Goodfellow Unit and professor in general practice and primary care at the University of Auckland.

Resilience, avoiding burnout, and team work in primary care - David Kuhl

Professor David Kuhl talks about resilience and team work in primary care. David is a Professor in the Departments of Family Practice and Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Focussed acceptance & commitment therapy

This online learning  is for clinicians with an interest in mental and or physical health where therapy can be brief time limited and available to all who may need it. Thus it will appeal to primary care doctors, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, health coaches and health care assistants. 

Alprazolam and benzodiazepine prescribing - Rob Shieff

Rob Shieff talks about the removal of alprazolam (Xanax) from the New Zealand pharmaceutical schedule and issues around benzodiazepine prescribing. Rob is a general adult psychiatrist practising in Auckland. His special interest is in the evaluation and management of anxiety and mood disorders.

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