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Photo of red rose for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Why Bring Love into Medicine?

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....
Photo of newborn baby for article by Dr Anne Malat called 'This is going to hurt'

This is Going to Hurt

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One of the joys of having a Christmas/New Year break is having the time and space to read. I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt:...
Photo of Dr Eunice Minford for article by Dr Eunice Minford on The Fragmentation of Medicine

The Fragmentation of Medicine

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I have witnessed many changes within medicine over the last 30 years – one of which has been the increasing fragmentation of medicine despite the increased focus on the...
Image of space for article by Dr Anne Malatt 'Are you trapped in time or surrendered to space?'

Are you trapped in time, or surrendered to space?

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I used to live life ruled by time. I was not a very obedient subject, and was always running late, but it ruled me, nonetheless. My problem with time became...
Photo of Dr Eunice Minford for article 'Falling in and out of love with Medicine"

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...

A love letter to medical students

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I love training medical students. They bring me great joy and as they are one of the most under-appreciated groups of people in any hospital or medical practice, I...

The joy of training medical students

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I love training medical students; they bring me great joy. Medicine is an apprenticeship system and the time-honoured approach of “see one, do one, teach one” has stood the test...

The power of communication in medicine

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Medicine has a language all of its own – a combination of Ancient Greek, Latin, people’s names, made-up words and acronyms – but what is the purpose of that...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

A Touching New York Story

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This piece is a departure from my usual missives on physician health and suicide. I want to share an experience I’m sure many readers have had, perhaps in a...

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...

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