Monthly Archives: June 2019

photo of pink rose by Anne Malatt for article on True care - it starts with us by Dr Anne Malatt

True care – it starts with us

We are often taught in life that it is selfish to care for ourselves, and that we need to put the needs of others before our own. We think...
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Doctors’ Health – attending to our own

I recently attended the national Australian Medical Association (AMA) conference, where the importance of doctors’ health was a major focus.Our current President, Dr Tony Bartone, spoke of it at...
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Falling in and out of love with medicine

I loved studying medicine as a medical student. I was so curious to know how the body worked – how this bit interacted with that bit, what was needed...
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The Magnitude of Lived Experience

This is a dispatch from Down Under. I’ve been here lecturing for the past couple of weeks on physician health and suicide prevention. On May 31, I was a...
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How do we deal with the challenges of being a doctor...

Doctors spend a long time training to be doctors. It takes at least 10-15 years to complete our training, which means we are usually in our thirties, at least,...
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Breathe your own breath

Breathe your own breath … what on earth does that mean? We breathe, in and out, all the time … but how aware are we of the quality of our...

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