I was between operating theatres and juggling a couple of emergency cases today. I was invited to speak to a group of Medical Students about #crazysocks4docs and #mentalhealth for docs. In the flurry of the moment-to-moment medical madness I had to formulate a few thoughts to share. The elevator only gave me enough time for … More Crazy Socks for Student Docs
June 1st. #CrazySocks4Docs. But not just for Docs only. This day is for nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, dietitians, speech pathologists, audiologists, respiratory therapists, anaesthesia techs, paramedics, medical students, veterinarians and all other specialties that work in the health care industry for patients. Doctors are dying by their own hands. The overall physician … More Crazy Socks for Docs
Episode 3: 3 Paradigm Shifts for Health Care. Where we are today in health care is the product of our contemporary society. The drive to modernisation and industrialisation is palpable. Clinicians after clinicians have detailed the despondency, despair and desperation they feel when their clinical work is suffocated by bureaucratic burdens from Health Administrators. Read … More Restoring Hope and Humanity to Health Care
Episode 2. I’m a surgeon. A simple one. I didn’t intend to trigger an outpouring of emotions. I didn’t plan on ever ‘going viral’. But since I wrote The Dark Side of Doctoring 4 days ago, I have had a huge amount of response. On top of the 150,000 hits on my article and the … More The Dark Side Awakens
Episode 1. I’m a surgeon. I’d like to think that I’m resilient and well adjusted, having gone through medical school and rigorous surgical training. I’ve been a doctor for 13 years and much of that period has been spent training to be as good a surgeon as I could ever be. I have great family … More The Dark Side of Doctoring
Patients make me smile. Operations make me happy. These are some of the procedures that I’ve done that I thoroughly, completely, utterly loved and enjoyed. There’s a few I don’t do anymore because I’m not allowed to be greedy, but I still dream about them when I go to sleep. Rhinoplasty, open craniofacial resection, orbital … More The Joy of Otolaryngology
Sorry. I had to do this. I tweeted about her over 24h during our anniversary and now I have to put this up somewhere safe so I can keep sending her the link when she’s angry at me. Warning: Romantic tweets ahead totally unrelated to ENT.