Doctors for the Environment Australia Podcast
PPE waste with Dr. Forbes McGain
Season 1, Ep. 17
DEA podcast hosts Dr. Kaiya Ferguson and Dr. Karin English meet with Dr. Forbes McGain, DEA member, anaesthetist, intensivist and hospital sustainability expert. This episode focuses on PPE waste and the structural and organisational issues that need to be overcome to reduce waste associated with single use PPE.
Monday, October 17, 2022
Medical Education Curriculum Mapping Project with Dr. Laura Beaton and Grace Simpson
Season 1, Ep. 18
In this episode we talk to Grace and Laura about the medical curriculum mapping project. It is imperative that educating the medical workforce to understand, address and mitigate the health effects of climate change is integrated into all levels of medical education. DEA medical students and doctors co-developed a curriculum resource that maps climate change and health to the classically used organ-system teaching structure. It is an easy-to-use tool for medical educators to locate clinically relevant teaching points in each major body system. Hear about how it was developed, what it covers, and how to use this fantastic resource.You can contact DEA at email@example.com
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Healthy Environments and Lives Network (HEAL)
Season 1, Ep. 16
In this episode hear about the new national network Healthy Environments and Lives (HEAL) with Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis and cohosts Kaiya Ferguson and Karin English. The vision of the Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) Network is to catalyse research, knowledge exchange and translation into policy and practice that will bring measurable improvements to our health, the Australian health system, and the environment. Hear about how DEA members can benefit and be a part of the network. You can find out more about HEAL and find the content from the 2021 annual conference here: https://heal2021.com.au
Saturday, December 4, 2021
COP26 and climate change policy
Season 1, Ep. 15
In this episode you'll be updated on the latest key changes in climate change policy at an international and national level and how they relate to health. In particular, hear about COP26, including a background on what the COP is, what the aim of COP26 was, and what Australia brought to the table with its net zero emissions policy. Hosts, Dr. Kaiya Ferguson and Dr. Karin English, discuss how the changes relate to health and how DEA members can continue to advocate for effective action on climate change to protect human health. Guests, DEA Executive Director Denise Cauchi and Dr. Beau Frigault, then provide DEAs take on COP26 and DEAs strategic priorities.