Medicine has a language all of its own – a combination of Ancient Greek, Latin, people’s names, made-up words and acronyms – but what is the purpose of that language? It has been developed for us to communicate with each other – with other doctors, but also with our colleagues, staff and patients – and … More The power of communication in medicine
We know to our cost that doctors are not superhuman, and if the current epidemic of burnout, exhaustion, depression and suicide is to be dealt with, we all need to be treated as people in order to be able to care for ourselves and do our jobs and and provide the deep care that we all feel for people. … More Reform is needed for unaccredited registrars
What if self-care is not about doing anything in particular, not something that we have to add to our days, but rather how we care for ourselves in every minute of our day … for self-care is a quality of being. … More Self-care – not just another doing, but a quality of being
Why do we as doctors, who care deeply about people, turn a blind eye when it comes to problems with alcohol, in ourselves and in our colleagues? … More Alcohol: why do we turn a blind eye?
Do all doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training? Medicine is a very stressful career, and we are exposed to a great deal of shock and trauma during the course of it. … More Do doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training?
I love training medical students. They bring me great joy and as they are one of the most under-appreciated groups of people in any hospital or medical practice, I thought I would write them a love letter… … More A love letter to medical students
I love training medical students; they bring me great joy. … More The joy of training medical students
Another year has rolled around and here we are again … reflecting on the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is, and all the years to come. … More New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way
Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, or sleep can be part of our daily medicine. … More Sleep – our daily medicine
Doctors aren’t supposed to have favourite patients. We are not supposed to feel anything, really… … More Doctors can learn about life from their patients