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The ABC of Self-care

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We are familiar with the acronym ABC when it comes to CPR, but what is the ABC of Self-care? CPR is a dramatic event that is required when we...
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Coronavirus and contagion: what are we passing on?

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My husband works as a doctor in a hospital so I am frequently reminded of the constant demand health professionals are under. On a normal day, doctors in the...
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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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Reflections on Christmas Day

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It is the day after Christmas here in Australia and still Christmas Day elsewhere in the world. I love that I have friends in England, Ireland and America who...
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Falling in and out of love with medicine

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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...

Simple tips for travelling light

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Many of us travel at this time of the year, and whilst we love our holidays, we can find it stressful travelling to and from our holiday destinations, so...

And so this is Christmas

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I love Christmas. I am sitting here looking at the palm frond we have decorated as our Australian Christmas tree. Looking down from the highest stem is the Christmas fairy...

Ten top tips for actually enjoying Christmas

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We are counting down the days to Christmas, many of us on overdrive, in overwhelm and exhaustion, made even worse by the ‘need’ to prepare ourselves, our families and...

Adding Love to Medical Care

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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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