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photo of woman in mask for article on masks by Dr Fiona Williams

Masks: are you wearing one?

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It’s 2020. The Year of the Mask. Whether you are a medical professional or not, you will have been asked to wear them, discern their worth, determine which type is best for you, consider their real purpose and deliberate on where you stand with respect to the health benefits they may offer you personally or the population as a whole.
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Lighthouse

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We are each and every one of us a lighthouse, designed to shine bright and light the way for others. It is for us to let that light out and shine in full, reminding everyone we meet that they too are that light, for this light lives inside us all, and we are all here to shine and light the way home together.
photo of Dr John Budin for article by Dr John Budin on Mental Health Stigma Amongst Doctors

The antidote to mental health stigma amongst doctors: humanity

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Mental health stigma amongst doctors I grew up watching Superman. Impressive guy … leaping tall buildings and all that. Just the kinda thing a young kid wants to do. Fast...
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A Doctor’s Wife

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I met a beautiful man several years ago and we fell in love instantly. He was not working as a doctor when we met but he had always wanted...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

The Key to Orienting Incoming Residents and Fellows

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I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care.These women and men join our complement...
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When doctors make mistakes

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Doctors make mistakes. No-one really likes to admit it or think about it or talk about it, but it happens all the time. We are imperfect people, working with other...
Xray of my big toe for article on Doctors' Health by Dr Anne Malatt

Doctors’ Health – attending to our own

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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...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

The Magnitude of Lived Experience

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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...
Photo of sunset for article by Dr Anne Malatt on self-care for doctors as we age

How do we deal with the challenges of being a doctor...

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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,...
Photo of lorikeet sipping nectar by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Anne Malatt on self-care

Self-care – not just another doing, but a quality of being

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There is a lot of talk about self-care these days and we tend to picture it as something that we would like to do to reward ourselves or relieve...

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