Dr Anne Malatt

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Anne has been a doctor for over 30 years and an eye surgeon for 25 years. She loves her work, her patients, teaching and writing, for she loves people and life. Anne feels great joy in being able to share her lived experience and wisdom, that other people may learn and grow too.
Dr Eunice Minford surgeon in scrubs for article on Why Women Make Great Surgeons by Dr Anne Malatt

Why women make great surgeons

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“The ideal surgeon should have the eye of an eagle, the heart of a lion and the hands of a woman.”15th century English proverb Women now make up 51% of western medical...
Trees by Alan Johnston seen while walking - article by Dr Anne Malatt

Walking…our way back home

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I love to walk. Walking brings me out of my head and into my body and just a few minutes of walking with myself can completely change the way...
Bee on lavender symbolising the practise of medicine photo by Alan Johnston

Why do we say that we practise medicine?

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When we talk about being doctors, we don’t say that we do medicine or that we are medicine; we say that we practise medicine. What do we mean by...
burning wood, symbolising burnout

Burnout – Care Factor, Zero

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What is burnout? In the world of cars, a burnout is the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke...
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Doctors can learn about life from their patients

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Doctors aren’t supposed to have favourite patients. We are not supposed to feel anything, really. We are supposed to be objective, dispassionate, and to not favour anyone over any other,...
A doorway into a truer way of being

Learning to listen to our bodies

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We can learn a lot about ourselves, and life, and how the way we choose to live affects us, if we listen to our bodies. Our bodies are always speaking...
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What does a doctor look like?

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An article published in 2016 recounted the stories of several female doctors who had offered in-flight assistance to distressed passengers in response to the call for help, and who...
Medical Training Should Come With A Health Warning

Medical training should come with a health warning

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When I started my medical training, I was an innocent, fresh faced, healthy young woman, full of life and enthusiasm. I came out the other end of the process overweight,...
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Why are doctors killing themselves?

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Doctors are generally acknowledged to be intelligent. We are trained to care for the human body, and are considered the experts on it and how to take care of...

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