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 have learned a lot about the art of repose lately. I learned it by breaking my big toe, which was a painful way to learn a lesson, but I have tended to learn most of my lessons the hard way, up until now. … More The Art of Repose
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
If we are there in full, doing what we do, life is no longer boring, but rich and full and endlessly rewarding … why not enrich your life today? … More From being bored to enriching life
Is there a simple way to view the purpose of food, as something that we use to satisfy the senses, no matter what the cost, or something that we understand is to nourish the whole body. … More The purpose of food: to satisfy the senses or to nourish the whole body?
I recently attended a conference and heard a presentation delivered to female surgeons which addressed the subject of mentors, sponsors and gender inequity in medicine. … More Mentors, Sponsors and Gender Inequity
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 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?
How do we deal with the challenges of being a doctor as we age?
… More How do we deal with the challenges of being a doctor as we age?
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