Experiences with the healthcare system can be so varied. Often, a positive experience with healthcare is hinged on the ability of a health professional to communicate effectively. At this Global Ideas Lab, we were challenged by the proposition that our communication in healthcare can actually be harmful. Receiving a diagnosis is often confronting. It… Continue reading.
Here’s the deal. You want to attend Global Ideas Forum 2016. You want your company to pay for it. Or at least part of it. Is that too much to ask? Not at all, assuming there is some ROI (return on investment) for your employer and you can state it ahead of time… Continue reading.
“A talent for following the ways of yesterday is not sufficient to improve the world of today” – King Wu-ling, 307 BC One of the most fundamental challenges involved in global health leadership – and indeed, leadership in general – is distinguishing between what is familiar and what is right. It’s a challenging distinction to make… Continue reading.
In 2009, The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change concluded climate change to be the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” While the role of the health sector is to prevent and cure disease, the delivery of health care – particularly within hospitals – inadvertently contributes to the very problem… Continue reading.
Ben O’Toole, Juliette Wittich, Karen Turner, Anna O’Halloran, Coco Bernard and Matthew Hughes of Step Back Think; a not-for-profit dedicated to ending social violence. Type into Google “one-punch Australia” or “king-hit Australia” and you’re immediately served with countless news articles: A fractured skull. A lost eye. Broken teeth. Brain injuries. Concussion. Death. All… Continue reading.
Ange Barry, CEO at Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, with a student from one of the schools in the Foundation’s programme. Have you seen the recent video of 10-year old Charlotte suggesting veteran British broadcaster Andrew Neil hasn’t been “educated properly”? The segment was part of a wider debate around a “sugar tax” introduced in… Continue reading.
If you dropped a bag of groceries, you’d stop to pick it up – correct? And you wouldn’t go on to throw those groceries out a few days later – would you? “Imagine walking out of a grocery store with four bags of groceries, dropping one in the parking lot, and just not bothering to pick… Continue reading.
Dubbed ‘Back to the Future Day’, October 21st 2015 was the date Marty McFly travelled from 1985 to intervene in the fate of his future children. Bob Zemeckis, in his science-fiction classic, had to imagine in 1985 what a future 30 years down the track might look like. He made some very prescient predictions. Remembering the… Continue reading.
Global Ideas Forum is true to its name. It is a snapshot from the global forefront of human thought and innovation. It is a safe haven for creation and collaboration that transcends national borders, and considers every individual. No one is left out of the conversation and the diversity of the human condition is celebrated.… Continue reading.
‘Doing the right thing is the most thankless and invisible thing that you will do, but it is what will hold you to your values.’ In roaring speech Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, brings the audience to a silence as his words echo through the auditorium. Public health permeates every… Continue reading.