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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Jon Jureidini

Child Psychiatrist | University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

"More important to be good at feelings than to feel good"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Global Issues
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

HealthMedicineSocial ChangeWriting

Very good at:
+ Critical appraisal
+ Writing

About me & my work:

+ Promoter or a non-medicalized approach to young people's distress

+ Activist for asylum seekers, Palestine

+ Critic of bad medicine

I am head of the Department of Psychological Medicine at Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide where I work in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry. I have academic status as Senior Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Flinders University and as Professor in the Disciplines of Psychiatry and Paediatrics, University of Adelaide. I am spokesman for Healthy Skepticism Inc, an organisation devoted to countering misleading drug promotion. I am also a member of the Women's and Children's Hospital Patient Care Ethics Committee, chair of the board of Siblings Australia, an organisation which advocates for the needs of individuals with ill and disabled siblings, and of Australian-Palestinian Partnerships for Education and Health (APP).

My links:

Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit

My TEDxSydney 2010 Talk | My talk "The Fallacy of the Middle Ground" delivered at TEDxSydney in 2010.

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