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Euthanasia

Once again, Australian state parliaments are debating the issue of euthanasia – this time in Victoria and NSW. If the legislation is passed in Victoria, it is expected that...
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Burnout – Care Factor, Zero

What is burnout? In the world of cars, a burnout is the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke...

Compliance – should we look at it in a different way?

As medical knowledge expands exponentially, it becomes increasingly apparent how little we actually know about the miracle that is the human body. In medical school we are taught by a...
Bullying In Medicine

Bullying – Alive and Well in Medicine

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 Jane Barker

Flaws in the System are Killing Young Doctors

In February this year a young Sydney doctor wrote: “In the year it has taken to complete my training as a junior doctor 3 of my colleagues have killed themselves....
Doctor Anne Malatt

Why are doctors killing themselves?

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...
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Does medical school need to be so stressful?

There is an unacceptably high level of stress amongst medical students and we know that this increases before exams and assignments. Does medical school need to be so stressful? We...
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Wellbeing

Doctor WellbeingWestern medicine is the modern model of healing.To it, we bring the experience of aeons, going back to the time of Hippocrates and Plato, and beyond to the...
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Depression

The reported levels of depression amongst medical students and doctors are alarming. The Beyond Blue study of doctors’ mental health (1) has shown that 3.4% of doctors surveyed have very...
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Women at the heart of medicine

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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