I used to live life ruled by time. I was not a very obedient subject, and was always running late, but it ruled me, nonetheless. … More Are you trapped in time, or surrendered to space?
It is well known that doctors generally make terrible patients. We self-diagnose, self-treat, delay getting help from an appropriately trained person who is not us, and when we do, we often don’t follow medical advice. This of course can lead to less than optimal outcomes. … More Self-care when the doctor is the patient
We can only care for other people as deeply as we care for ourselves and true care, starts with us. … More True care – it starts with us
“I will attend to my own health, wellbeing and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.” … More Doctors’ Health – attending to our own
How do we deal with the challenges of being a doctor as we age?
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We cannot always prevent ourselves from getting sick, but is there a healthy way to be ill? … More Is there a healthy way to be ill?
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?