Tag: self-care

Photo of Easter full moon by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Easter in the time of Coronavirus

Easter in the time of Coronavirus: the only way ‘out’ is...

Easter in the time of Coronavirus will be a very different Easter for most of us. As the world descends into chaos around us and we are asked to...
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Self-care: who is the self we are caring for?

Self-care is a common topic of conversation these days, and we may think we should be doing more of it, but what is it? And who is the ‘self’...
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The purpose of food: to satisfy the senses or to nourish...

I recently read an article on the use of food as medicine in cancer patients … it was complicated and left me feeling confused, when I had not been...
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The Art of Repose

I have learned a lot about the art of repose lately. I learned it by breaking my big toe, which was a painful way to learn a lesson, but...
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When doctors make mistakes

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...
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Self-care when the doctor is the patient

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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True care – it starts with us

We are often taught in life that it is selfish to care for ourselves, and that we need to put the needs of others before our own. We think...
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Doctors’ Health – attending to our own

I recently attended the national Australian Medical Association (AMA) conference, where the importance of doctors’ health was a major focus.Our current President, Dr Tony Bartone, spoke of it at...
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How do we deal with the challenges of being a doctor...

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,...
Photo of lorikeet sipping nectar by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Anne Malatt on self-care

Self-care – not just another doing, but a quality of being

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...

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