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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...

Compassion, empathy and sympathy – what do they truly mean?

As a profession, medicine is beginning to be aware that we must care for the whole person, if we are to truly practise the art and science of our...

Adding Love to Medical Care

Just as "a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down" so a teaspoon of love added to medical care makes all the difference to healing. Well-developed communication skills are...

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