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Why do we say that we practise medicine?

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When we talk about being doctors, we don’t say that we do medicine or that we are medicine; we say that we practise medicine. What do we mean by...
Doctor Anne Malatt

What does a doctor look like?

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An article published in 2016 recounted the stories of several female doctors who had offered in-flight assistance to distressed passengers in response to the call for help, and who...
Bullying In Medicine

Bullying – Alive and Well in Medicine

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In 2015 Dr. Gabriele McMullin, a vascular surgeon, went public with stories of the bullying she had experienced as a surgical trainee, and bullying that is still being experienced...
Doctor Anne Malatt

Why are doctors killing themselves?

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Doctors are generally acknowledged to be intelligent. We are trained to care for the human body, and are considered the experts on it and how to take care of...

Role Modelling ­– A Powerful Tool in Medical Education

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Role modelling is seen as an essential component of medical education. It has been nominated as our most powerful tool. Central to the experience of learners in this complex and...
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Anxiety disorders amongst doctors – the elephant in the room?

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In my early teens, when on a walking safari, we were charged by an elephant. We lived then in Zambia and this family trip was faithfully recorded on my mum’s...

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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Women at the heart of medicine

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With gender equity in medical schools, women are very definitely at the heart of Medicine where they always should have been. The question remains, however, have they been able...
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The Qualities Women Bring To Medicine That We Can All Learn...

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In late 2016, a landmark paper was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.(1) A study of around 1,600,000 urgent medical admissions of older people, for a...

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