I used to think I was a clever person, but the way I lived my life when I was younger was not so clever, as I did not care for myself at all. … More Can we truly care for other people without caring for ourselves?
We as doctors are fond of treating ourselves, citing the old proverb, “Physician, heal thyself” as our justification. But ‘heal thyself’ does not mean treat yourself.
… More “Physician, heal thyself” does not mean treat yourself
Mandatory reporting does not make our doctors or our patients safer. Who then does it benefit? … More Mandatory Reporting: it’s part of the problem, not the answer
We must choose to care for ourselves and each other and to stand together as a whole body of practitioners when it comes to issues such as the fragmentation of medical education which threaten to destroy our profession and the way it is practised. … More Medical education – stop fragmenting it further and restore it to its true whole
I used to drink a lot of alcohol, and when I say a lot, I mean a bottle or two of wine a day, not just a glass or two. I could not get through a day without drinking, but now I no longer drink alcohol at all…
… More What else can I do if I feel like I need a drink?
We are all role models in life. We watch each other, look to each other, for guidance when learning how to do things in life and how to be in life, and this process starts when we are very young and continues throughout our lives. As children, we look to our parents first and foremost, … More Whose role model are you?
Are we willing to look deeper than the colour of their skin, hair, eyes, clothes, their size and shape, to the “them” that is the same in all of us, on the inside? … More Pictures of you…and me