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The antidote to mental health stigma amongst doctors: humanity

Mental health stigma amongst doctors I grew up watching Superman. Impressive guy … leaping tall buildings and all that. Just the kinda thing a young kid wants to do. Fast...
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Coronavirus: isolate physically, but don’t socially isolate 

We are in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, and being told to socially isolate if we have travelled overseas recently, been in contact with anyone infected with the...
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The Contagion of Fear – the Coronavirus Pandemic and Medicine

We are currently in the grip of a worldwide panic over COVID-19, or 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus pandemic. As I write, supermarkets are being stripped of essentials like toilet paper...
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A Doctor’s Wife

I met a beautiful man several years ago and we fell in love instantly. He was not working as a doctor when we met but he had always wanted...
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The Healing Power of Self-Disclosure in Physicians

As part of my clinical research on lived experience in physicians, I recently interviewed a retired California urologist, William Lynes, MD. Although we’ve never met in person, we’ve communicated...
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Why bring love into medicine?

The words love and medicine are rarely used in the same sentence. Not many people say they love taking their medicine. Not many doctors say they love practising medicine....
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Is there a cure for loneliness?

I recently read an article in the Lancet on loneliness (1). Loneliness is not new news, but the condition has now assumed the status of a disease, and so...
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Self-care: who is the self we are caring for?

Self-care is a common topic of conversation these days, and we may think we should be doing more of it, but what is it? And who is the ‘self’...
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This is Going to Hurt

One of the joys of having a Christmas/New Year break is having the time and space to read. I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt:...
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Reflections on Christmas Day

It is the day after Christmas here in Australia and still Christmas Day elsewhere in the world. I love that I have friends in England, Ireland and America who...

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