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Photo of Dr FIona Williams for article by Dr Fiona Williams on "Physician Heal Thyself"

Physician Heal Thyself: What Medical Training and the Body have taught...

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While it would be nice to pretend otherwise, I did not embark on a career in medicine for altruistic reasons, to earn a good wage or even to gain...
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Coronavirus: isolate physically, but don’t socially isolate 

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We are in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, and being told to socially isolate if we have travelled overseas recently, been in contact with anyone infected with the...
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Why bring love into medicine?

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The words love and medicine are rarely used in the same sentence. Not many people say they love taking their medicine. Not many doctors say they love practising medicine....
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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...

Self-care when the doctor is the patient

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It is well known that doctors generally make terrible patients. We self-diagnose, self-treat, delay getting help from an appropriately trained person who is not us, and when we do,...
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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,...
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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...

Fitting in – is it really worth it?

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Have you ever considered how often you do things just to fit in, to go along with friends or family, even though you feel that fitting in is something...

Bullying – time to say “No means NO”

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Bullying is the antithesis of compassion; a way to break others down, to humiliate them and to challenge their sense of their own self-worth and competence. How can this...

Dr: Do two little letters define you?

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Have you ever stopped to consider who you are or what defines you?Is your self-worth or self-esteem wrapped up in those two little letters ‘Dr’? How would you feel if...

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