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Shame and Imposter Syndrome – a Cause of Doctor Distress?

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A high proportion of our doctors are distressed – are shame and Imposter Syndrome contributing? Shame has been identified as a risk factor for physician suicide, and that is but...

New Year’s Resolutions – Let your Heart Lead the Way

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The practice of Medicine is always a balance between head and heart, science and art, medical care and compassion. Sometimes our decision making, both in our medicine and in...

New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way

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Another year has rolled around and here we are again … reflecting on the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is, and all the years...

Bullying – time to say “No means NO”

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Bullying is the antithesis of compassion; a way to break others down, to humiliate them and to challenge their sense of their own self-worth and competence. How can this...

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...
photo of Dr Maxine Szramka

Do we really need our doctors to be resilient?

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When we think of the word ‘resilience’ it conjures up certain meanings, i.e. that no matter what is thrown at you, you can ‘handle it’. That you are tough...
photo of Dr Anne Malatt by Clayton Lloyd for article on Being A Woman

The importance of having your own doctor – even when you...

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As doctors, we have a tendency to diagnose and treat ourselves when we become ill, which is understandable, but this can get us into awful trouble, and we cannot...

What is the purpose of exercise?

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We all lead very busy lives. We think there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things we need to do, let alone all the...

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,...

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