ICT For Life Sciences Forum

The David Penington Lecture 2012

Associate Professor Christine Jorm
The University of Sydney

Heal Thyself?
Re-engaging doctors in health

Associate Professor Christine Jorm is coordinator of the Professional and Personal Development Theme of the medical program. Christine practiced as an anaesthetist for more than 15 years before her interest in quality assurance led to full time work in patient safety and quality. She was recruited as a foundation staff member when the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care was established in 2006 and was responsible for providing specialist safety and quality advice on all aspects of the Commission’s work – with special responsibility for Open Disclosure and Clinical Handover – until moving to Sydney University in January 2010.
Dr Jorm has doctorates in neuropharmacology and sociology and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She has published on a broad range of safety and quality topics, health policy and medical culture. Her 2012 book “Reconstructing Medical Practice – Engagement, Professionalism and Critical Relationships in Health Care” highlights the importance of active engagement of physicians in health policy, and the difficulty doctors have in speaking or acting to control or influence the behaviour of colleagues.

Tuesday 18th September at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
(light refreshments will be served following the lecture)

Michael Chamberlin Lecture Theatre, Aikenhead Wing, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy.
(corner Victoria Parade and Nicholson St, enter from Victoria Parade)

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