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Sleep – our daily medicine

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Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, or sleep can be part of our daily medicine. We may think we...

Food is medicine, so why do doctors know so little about...

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I am a doctor and everything I know about food that is worth knowing, I learnt somewhere other than medical school. We learn so much in medical school, but...

Grace Under Pressure – Medicine in the Spotlight

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Last night, together with our students and some staff we read the play Grace under Pressure. This is a powerful verbatim theatre work by David Williams and Paul Dwyer,...
photo of cave by Joshua Sortino for article by Dr Jane Barker on The Power of Communication

The Power of Communication – It may Heal or Harm

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In the past weeks many of us watched the real life drama of the cave rescue in Thailand. The International team, who had never worked together, achieved what seemed...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

Kindness Is in the Air

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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...
Photo of Anne Malatt by Clayton Lloyd for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Why don't women lead the way?

Why aren’t women leading the way?

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Women are natural leaders. We lead by example, by reflection and by virtue of the fact we have an innate wisdom in our bodies that we are deeply connected...
Photo of Dr Eunice Minford for article 'Falling in and out of love with Medicine"

A man in a woman’s body – there is another way

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I grew up believing it is a man’s world and that to succeed in the world I would have to be like a man in a woman's body –...
Baby elephant ears for article on Listening by Dr Jane Barker

Listening with heart

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  “Listen to your patient; he is telling you the diagnosis.” William Osler Listening is an art and in clinical practice its value cannot be over emphasised. Learning to listen fully with...
Dr Anne Malatt & Dr Jane Barker hand in hand - photo by Alan Johnston - for article on Relationships in Medicine

Medicine is about relationships, for Medicine is about people

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That Medicine is first and foremost about people, about relationships, is something which may be forgotten in the overwhelm of evidence-based practice and protocols, but the strength of these...
pills & money for article on doctors & pharmaceutical companies by Dr Jane Barker

Doctors and Pharmaceutical Companies – can we co-exist in an ethical...

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We would all agree that Medicine is about caring, about alleviating suffering. At its best, it has been renowned for its morality, its ethics, and its compassion. How do...

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