'Distance is no obstacle' is a podcast series aimed at providing medical education and information to rural health professionals

The podcasts on this page are relevant for clinicians working in men's health.

Recognising and treating alcohol dependence

Addiction Psychiatrist Dr Kelly Ridley about supporting patients with alcohol dependence.

Treating nicotine dependence

Addiction Psychiatrist Dr Kelly Ridley about supporting patients with alcohol dependence.

General urology issues in general practice

Urological surgeon Dr Tom Shannon from the Prostate Clinic about general urology issues that come up in general practice.

Prostate screening and treatment options

Urological surgeon Dr Tom Shannon from the Prostate Clinic discusses prostate cancer screening and treatment.

Drug and alcohol misuse and mental health conditions

Paul Dessauer, Outreach Coordinator from Peer-Based Harm Reduction WA talks to us about the association between drug and alcohol misuse and mental health conditions, particularly anxiety and depression. Paul shares information on how particular drug and alcohol use may impact on existing mental health conditions.

The importance of sleep on health and well-being

Senior Respiratory Scientist from Cardio Respiratory Sleep, Martin McPhilimey discusses the importance of sleep and the clinical impacts of poor sleep. 

Sleep apnea - signs and symptoms, clinical implications and treatment options

Senior Respiratory Scientist from Cardio Respiratory Sleep, Martin McPhilimey discusses sleep apnea, signs and symptoms a patient may have sleep apnea and the clinical implications for patients.

Screening and treating sexually transmitted infections

Dr Olga Ward talks to Dr Lewis Marshall, Public Health Physician and Head of Sexual Health Service for Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals about screening and treating patients with STIs.

Hepatitis C: A new era for treatment and cure

Dr Marissa Gilles, Director Public Health Medicine with WA Country Health Service and Dr Olga Ward discuss managing patients with Hepatitis C, screening, testing, diagnosis, treatment options and decision-making, managing complex and non-compliant patients, and Telehealth support for rural and remote patients.

Motivational interviewing

Stavroula Zandes, founder of Health and Wellbeing Training Consultants, talks about the role of motivational interviewing in encouraging patients to make positive changes to their lifestyle. Stav discusses the importance of showing empathy, exploring ambivalence, listening reflectively and helping clients to reframe their perspective. 

Genetic testing for medical conditions

Genetic Counsellor, Sarah Long from Genetic Services of WA  discusses genetic testing, recent advancements, limitations, indications for referral, and clinically meaningful uses.

Diabetes education in rural WA

Gill Denny, Teleservices Manager and Alison Ilijovski, Credentialed Diabetes Educator from Diabetes WA chat to us about how rural medical practitioners and patients can access diabetes education from their own homes through the Diabetes Telehealth Service. Diabetes WA aims to support people living with or affected by diabetes and suffering from related chronic conditions.

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