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
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?
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
Do all doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training? Medicine is a very stressful career, and we are exposed to a great deal of shock and trauma during the course of it. … More Do doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training?
Another year has rolled around and here we are again … reflecting on the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is, and all the years to come. … More New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way
Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, or sleep can be part of our daily medicine. … More Sleep – our daily medicine
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
Exercise plays a vital part in a healthy, well-balanced life, so to encourage us all to take some time to do it, let’s look at the meaning of and evidence for exercise and ask ourselves: what is the purpose of exercise? … More What is the purpose of exercise?