'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 with older adults.

Falls prevention in older adults

Rachel Mead, Injury Prevention Manager for Injury Matters discussed the impact of falls, falls prevention, medical assessment and screening tools for medical practitioners.

Assessment and management of patients with dementia and delirium

WA Country Health Service Lead Geriatrician, Dr Peter Goldswain speaks to Rural Health West Medical Advisor, Dr Olga Ward about dementia and delirium in older people, different types of dementia, medication and prescribing, the Telegeriatric service, and managing and supporting dementia patients living in residential aged care.

Giants of Geriatrics - intellectual impairment, instability, immobility and incontinence

WA Country Health Service Lead Geriatrician, Dr Peter Goldswain speaks to Rural Health West Medical Advisor, Dr Olga Ward about the so-called Giants of Geriatrics - intellectual impairment, instability, immobility and incontinence.


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.

Breast screening and beyond

Dr Diana Hastrich, breast specialist and surgeon discusses breast screening, breast examinations, treatment options and patient outcomes.

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.

Palliative care in the rural setting

Dr Alison White, Palliative Care Consultant at Royal Perth Hospital and visiting palliative care physician for the Kimberley region, and Grace Buchanan from Cancer Council WA talk about the challenges and importance of delivering quality end-of-life care in rural settings. Dr White and Grace discuss decision-making about ongoing treatment, how to discuss quality care over cure with patients and families, and the consideration of medications and their availability in rural settings.

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