I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor” by Adam Kay. It’s a great book. This is what it brought up for me. … More This is going to hurt
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
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?
A recent systematic literature review of physician suicide confirmed that doctors now have the highest suicide rate of any profession and stated that:
“It’s very surprising that the suicide rate among physicians is higher than among those in the military, which is considered a very stressful occupation.” … More Medical training is more stressful than the army
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