Life in the time of Coronavirus is very different for most of us. As the world descends into chaos around us and we are asked to isolate ourselves at home, without our usual celebrations, entertainment and distractions, with no gatherings of family and friends, no holidays away or even local trips, and with no movie theatres, cafés and shops open, what are we to do? … More Life in the time of Coronavirus: the only way ‘out’ is ‘in’
Doctors make mistakes. No-one really likes to admit it or think about it or talk about it, but it happens all the time. … More When doctors make mistakes
I recently read an article stating that nearly half of patients who were surveyed online admitted they don’t tell doctors potentially life-threatening details of their history. … More Why half our patients don’t tell their doctors life-threatening details
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
How do we deal with the challenges of being a doctor as we age?
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As doctors, we have a tendency to diagnose and treat ourselves when we become ill, which is understandable, but this can get us into awful trouble, and we cannot overstate the importance of having your own doctor, even when you are one. … More The importance of having your own doctor – even when you are one