Monthly Archives: October 2017

Photo by Clayton Lloyd of Dr Anne Malatt for her article on Sexual Abuse in Surgery

Sexual Abuse in Surgery

The sexual abuse of women is once again in the news as the behaviour of a Hollywood producer is brought into the light. But are we shining that same...
Photo by Alan Johnston of medical students and Dr Jane Barker for her article on the stresses of being a medical student

The Stresses of Being a Medical Student

We demand much of our medical students and junior doctors. We currently train them in an environment that is stressful – competitive, harsh and overwhelming for them at times....
Painting of platypus by Dr Jane Barker for article on My Teacher, the Platypus by Dr Jane Barker

My teacher, the platypus

In a very special moment, on my daughter Kate’s birthday, we stood in stillness together by the river bank on our small farm, silently asking, and not one, but...
Sunlight on water and surfer-photo by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Taking a Break

Taking a break

We tend to think of taking a break as something that happens later…at morning tea, lunchtime, in the evenings, on the weekends, during our holidays. A break is often...
Red sunset photo by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Jane Barker on Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Once again, Australian state parliaments are debating the issue of euthanasia – this time in Victoria and NSW. If the legislation is passed in Victoria, it is expected that...
Raindrops on screen photo by Alan Johnston for article on Mandatory Reporting by Dr Anne Malatt

Mandatory Reporting: it’s part of the problem, not the answer

Mandatory reporting, or forcing doctors to report to the relevant authorities if one of their colleagues comes to them for help and is deemed to be impaired, was overtly...
Dr Anne Malatt & Dr Jane Barker hand in hand - photo by Alan Johnston - for article on Relationships in Medicine

Medicine is about relationships, for Medicine is about people

That Medicine is first and foremost about people, about relationships, is something which may be forgotten in the overwhelm of evidence-based practice and protocols, but the strength of these...

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