Dr Carolyn Ee
Program Lead/ Director, Western Sydney Integrative Health, NICM Health Research Institute
Western Sydney University
GPs and Primary Healthcare Day Two: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
2:00 PM Panel Discussion: Consumer-Driven Healthcare: Understanding the Forces that are Shaping the Delivery of Primary Care
The interplay between technology evolution, social media and the wellness industry is evolving the priorities, needs and expectations of the modern healthcare consumer. This panel will explore the major healthcare consumer forces impacting the future and delivery of primary care, including:
- Consumerism and patient activism, where consumers have more choice and are more engaged, informed and demanding about what they want based on self-research
- Fragmentation of trust between healthcare consumers and practitioners and the friction point where consumers feel like they know more than you do!
- Disruption of consumer services with patients seeking different modalities for healthcare delivery
Evidence tells us that GPs are at greater risk of mental illness and stress-related problems and more susceptible to substance abuse, burnout, psychological distress, and sickness absence than other professionals. The 2019 Health of the Nation Report released by the RACGP indicated that four out of ten GP’s delayed seeking care for their health in the past two years.
- Burnout in GPs: prevalence, causes and impact
- The importance of self-care for GP’s including evidence-based strategies such as mindfulness-based interventions for achieving wellbeing
- Overcoming barriers to self-care, and the importance of having your own GP
- Being a GP to another GP: what you need to know