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Fitting in – is it really worth it?

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...

Bullying – time to say “No means NO”

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...

6000 signatures: doctors call for the release of children held in...

Many in the Australian medical profession would endorse the views of Dr Karen Phelps, GP, past president of the AMA and newly elected independent member for Wentworth, when she...

Dr: Do two little letters define you?

Have you ever stopped to consider who you are or what defines you?Is your self-worth or self-esteem wrapped up in those two little letters ‘Dr’? How would you feel if...
photo of Dr Anne Malatt by Clayton Lloyd for article on Being A Woman

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

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?

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

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 Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

Pearls of Wisdom From Four Women Who Have Lost a Physician...

Enjoy this lovely article by Dr Michael Myers, a psychiatrist who specializes in physicians' health and has cared for doctors for many decades now. He brings his wealth of...

Nurturing Nature

Yesterday I went out kayaking with my daughter. It was an experience that I have always found uplifting to the mood and joyful to my heart. We go to...

Compassion, empathy and sympathy – what do they truly mean?

As a profession, medicine is beginning to be aware that we must care for the whole person, if we are to truly practise the art and science of our...

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