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photo of cow by Alan Johnston for article on post-traumatic stress by Dr Anne Malatt

Do doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training?

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I woke early this morning, thinking about an article written by a young female surgeon (1) I had read recently, and I could not go back to sleep. I...
Photo of golden leaves by Katie Moum for article by Dr Jane Barker on To Medicine with Love

A knock on the door

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30 years ago, a young doctor in overwhelm had planned to kill himself. He is now the President of a specialist College and wrote recently of his despair and...

Trees as Teachers, Trees as Healers

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We revere ancient trees, in awe of their size, their age, their beauty and the stories they may have told us if only they could speak, but do we...

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...

Fitting in – is it really worth it?

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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”

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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...

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

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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?

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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...

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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...

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