Thanks to the West for publishing this opinion piece.
An honour to be invited to present to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting and present some thoughts about the challenges of caring for ourselves and others.
An honour to be invited to speak at the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment.
“Waaaahhhhhhaaaaaayyyyyyyy” A joyous cry erupts from business class. Yep that’s me in 2 C. I’m one of those people who cheers when a waiter in a posh restaurant drops a whole tray of glasses. One who laughs out loud when their wife walks into the closed glass patio door. I’m not saying that’s an admirableContinue reading “Flying Solo”
The Life Project: Raising Awareness in WA “Being an organ donor is not about what it does for you, but what it says about you.” Michael O’Reilly. 7 years ago, I started at DonateLife in Western Australia. The job of State Medical Director was a much maligned, thankless task that clinicians didn’t really fancy. ItContinue reading ““The Ultimate Altruism””
“I was better after I had cried than before – more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” Charles Dickens. Great Expectations. I cried quite frequently when I was working, although not in front of colleagues or patients if I could help it. Tears were a release, not an omen of imminent meltdown.Continue reading ““Is it OK to Cry?””
Breaking Down the Barriers – Medical Forum — Read on mforum.com.au/breaking-down-the-barriers/
Starting a new job is confronting and disconcerting. The day before, you knew what you were doing, you were an ‘expert’. Now that you have been promoted or recruited, ironically, you’re clueless. You will definitely figure it all out, but the first few days constitute a crisis. Medicine is especially prone to that phenomenon andContinue reading ““Threw Him Away””