May 23, 2019
Professor Michael Kidd is an Honorary Professor of Global Primary Care with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University. He is now Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada, and Director of the new World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Family Medicine and Primary Care. He has over 30 years experience as a General Practitioner working in inner city, rural and remote practices with special interests in the care of people with HIV, mental health and Indigenous Health. He was the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. He is a past president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and past President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
His latest book "Every Doctor" with Leanne Rowe can be found here:
Today we discuss his two books "First: Do No Harm" and "Every Doctor", the concepts of self-care, the carers paradox, how we can develop the relationships with ourselves, our family and our work, and some of the principles and foundations of resilience. And there are a few tangents as well.