EMERGENCY: Real stories from Australia’s ED doctors – Published by Penguin Australia in collaboration with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
Excerpt from Zafar’s chapter “A Crucial Truth”: What should I do now? It was after midnight. The patient wanted to go home to bed. I wanted to go home to bed. We all just wanted to go home. Some of the staff were saying, ‘Let’s just hold him down and put him to sleep.’ Others were saying, ‘Just let him go home.’
Patient Centred Decision Making: A complex retrieval case – ACEM Digital Media 26 October 2014
Learn how an Advanced Trainee improved patient outcomes by implementing a patient centred approach. This podcast focuses on effective inter-cultural communication in a complex retrieval case. Dr Zafar Smith explains how his enhanced knowledge as a result of undertaking the ACEM eLearning module series has proved to benefit patient understanding.
Another decade of disparity – ACEM newsletter 11 August 2017 FACEM
FACEM Dr Zafar Smith reflects on his last ten years in emergency medicine this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
Mersey returning to state hands, $730m attached – The Advocate 5 April 2017
Uncertainty surrounding the funding of the Mersey Community Hospital.
Festive common sense needed – North West Star 14 December 2016
Concern from Mount Isa Hospital about risk-taking behaviour seemed to explode over the Christmas-New Year period.
Pacific Island health – Risk factors and health service delivery – Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand 5 May 2011
Zafar Smith, partly of Samoan descent, graduated from Otago Medical School in 2004, winning a $10,000 Pacific scholarship in his fifth year.