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How to Increase Your Income as a Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2018 3:14:38 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

General practitioners choose to do locum work to increase their income while working fewer hours. Whether it’s your main source of income or you do it to supplement your income as a salaried employee, locum work can help you earn more than full-time doctors. In fact, better income is one of the advantages of working as a locum doctor.

This is, however, only possible if you know how to earn and work smart. Here are some tips that will help you succeed in the field and the process, increase your income as a locum GP.

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预防老年人跌倒

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2018 5:57:44 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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你们当中有多少人在照顾老年人,或在找照顾老年人的钟点护理员呢?这不是件容易的事。照顾老年人要注意很多事情,同时也会面对许多的挑战。其中一项大挑战便是预防老年人跌倒。照顾老年人时虽然还有许多其他事情要注意,但是老年人意外跌倒对许多人来说是一场噩梦,是许多人所担心的一个持续困境。那么我们到底该如何预防老年人跌倒呢?

我们知道,跌倒和由此产生的并发症对于老年人来说可能是非常危险的,但也是最普遍的风险因素之一 - 老年人不小心跌倒实在是太容易发生了。 根据(National Center for Injury Prevention and Control)的数据,“每三个老年人当中(年龄在六十五岁以上)每年都会有一位跌倒,但是还不到一半的人数会对提供他们医疗服务的机构谈及.” 所以这个问题不仅普遍,同时也被隐藏住了。这让护理人员(Caregivers)在防范可能会发生的事情方面处在一个困难的处境。

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六种早期防治三高症的方法:高血压,高血脂和高血糖

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2018 4:44:59 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Wellness

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这篇文章是由阎静茹撰写的。她毕业于中国辽宁中医药大学,学制五年,获中医学士学位,于中国辽宁省人民医院从事中西医结合临床工作十年。在1996年移居新加坡后,曾在特殊学校物理治疗部门从事物理治疗师助理六年。目前她是国健卫生科学有限公司驻诊中医师,多以医治妇科儿科疾病为主。她也同时治疗内科杂病,老年慢性疾病如三高症,风湿病,中风后遗症等等。

“三高症”是高血压, 高血脂, 高血糖的简称。“三高症”的发病多发生于老年人,并与基因, 饮食不当,运动量不足,长期睡眠不足,吸烟,肥胖等原因有关。“三高症”在初期可以毫无症状或无异常感觉,通常在健康体检时才发现。高血脂可以引起血管栓塞;高血压可以引起脑出血和脑血管破裂;高血糖可以引起糖尿病肾病。但到了晚期可形成严重疾病,甚至危害生命。研究显示这三种临床疾病的聚集并非偶然。世界卫生组织明确提出,防止心脑血管病的第一道防线就是减少和控制“三高症”。因此,“三高症”的早期防治非常重要。

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Personal Branding for Locum GPs: How to Do It and Why

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2018 7:41:09 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

General practitioners are often proud of what they do, albeit quietly. Many find the now popular practice of self-promotion. It is, however, a necessary part of going freelance especially when you just started being a locum GP.

Some people may advise you to “be everywhere.” Use social media, join online forums, have a blog, and go to networking activities here and there. This can be exhausting and could take a lot of your time. Self-promotion is but a small piece of the whole puzzle. With self-promotion, you can make people know you, like you, and trust you. But the big question is, who are those people?

This is where personal branding comes in.

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11 Things You Should Know About Setting Your Singapore Locum GP Rates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2018 6:56:41 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

Singapore locum GP rate varies widely. The unwritten rule, however, is that rates of pay tend to be higher when hired directly by practices because you won’t need to pay any agency fees. You can negotiate with the practice with regards to the hours and rates they normally provide for locum doctors.

We suggest that you consider the following factors when setting your Singapore locum GP rates:

  • Your years of experience
  • The number of patients you’re required to see
  • The complexity of the disease
  • The duration of the consultation

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常见的失智症类型

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 3:47:40 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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你知道吗?失智症并不只是一种疾病,而是各种脑疾病的总称。

在十九世纪晚期之前,失智症一直是一个伞式术语,其中囊括了许多类型的非相关精神疾病,并且那时候对于医学的认知也相当有限。这一领域内医学知识的进展杂乱无章,都是在对为什么“失智症”这同一个病因下会产生不同的发病情况进行研究。这本身就令人遗憾。更别提与失智症相关的社会耻辱感,以及人们认为失智是自然变老所带来的错误后果了。

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Where to Find a Support Network for Locum GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2018 6:54:22 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

Professional isolation is one of the biggest problems faced by locum GPs. Solo general practitioners are more likely to experience this problem, according to the 2015 Finding My Place report by Australia-based NGO Rural Health West. Some of the most notable effects of professional isolation are stress, limited access to healthcare, and limited knowledge of the present state of their performance. These consequences have a direct impact on performance quality.

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家庭护士对于忙碌家庭的五大好处 | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2018 1:07:40 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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事实上,许多年迈的双亲,因家庭的经济状况,被家人遗弃在疗养院的故事(stories)越来越多。对于忙碌的家庭,家庭护士能为您提供以下的好处来排除以上可悲的结局。

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My Freelance Nursing Career With CSS

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2017 11:09:22 AM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Testimonials

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Hey guys, my name’s Ricky and I’m a freelance nurse who’s recently signed up with CaregiverAsia Pte Ltd. As a freelancer, I’m not confined to tight schedules and having to ask my my colleagues to swap shifts when I need to go on leave, because, as a freelance nurse, it’s simply based on my own time and availability.

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Assess Your Skills as a Freelance Medical Professional

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2017 5:51:24 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

If you have been following this blog over recent weeks, you may have read the articles about the tort of negligence and how you can attempt to defend a claim if litigation is ever pursued against you. If this has left you feeling more than a little nervous, now will be the perfect time for you to examine your repertoire of skills and ensure you are up-to-date with modern practices; after all, as a freelance medical professional, the onus is upon you to make sure you undertake regular training sessions.

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