Monthly Archives: January 2018

glass of red wine for article on alcohol by Dr Jane Barker

Alcohol – a healthy pleasure or a menace to health?

This article is written in response to a recent report on Alcohol and Cancer published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and asks whether we, as physicians, have...
Photo by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Being Part of the System

Being part of the ‘system’

We are all part of the ‘system’. In truth, we are part of several living systems, which form a complete and interconnected whole. As doctors, we have been trained to...
Photo of Dr Eunice Minford for article 'A man in a woman's body - there is another way

A man in a woman’s body – there is another way

I grew up believing it is a man’s world and that to succeed in the world I would have to be like a man in a woman's body –...
Photograph of Magnolia by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Jane Barker on the Physician's Pledge

First Do No Self-harm – The New “Physician’s Pledge”

Last week I met up with a newly graduated medical student whom I had mentored during his training. He had missed the award ceremony for his medical degree for...
Photo of smoke by Alan Johnston for article on Energy by Dr Jane Barker and Dr Anne Malatt

Let’s talk about energy

Albert Einstein is said to have said: “Everything is energy”. If everything is energy, and it is, what part of that ‘everything’ does not include the human body? We are trained...

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