Monthly Archives: August 2018

Grace Under Pressure – Medicine in the Spotlight

Last night, together with our students and some staff we read the play Grace under Pressure. This is a powerful verbatim theatre work by David Williams and Paul Dwyer,...

The Nocebo Effect

I read an article (1) recently on the nocebo effect, which is the opposite of the placebo effect. When a person expects a side-effect of a medication or treatment,...
photo of cave by Joshua Sortino for article by Dr Jane Barker on The Power of Communication

The Power of Communication – It may Heal or Harm

In the past weeks many of us watched the real life drama of the cave rescue in Thailand. The International team, who had never worked together, achieved what seemed...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

Kindness Is in the Air

The title of this piece is a take on the airy and buoyant song of 1977, “Love Is in the Air.” Over the last few weeks, despite so much...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

Pearls of Wisdom From Four Women Who Have Lost a Physician...

Enjoy this lovely article by Dr Michael Myers, a psychiatrist who specializes in physicians' health and has cared for doctors for many decades now. He brings his wealth of...

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