Under the pump: are breastfeeding facilities for staff in hospitals adequate?

Under the pump: are breastfeeding facilities for staff in hospitals adequate?


Monday 13 August 2018

With more than 50 per cent of our current medical graduates being female, it’s not surprising that the demands for breastfeeding facilities in our hospital systems are increasing.   Due to the nature of medicine, mothers are often returning to …


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Teaching: the underlying pillar of overseas aid work


Monday 13 August 2018

A few months ago, I travelled to Vanuatu – my sixth trip in as many years – to undertake aid work at the Port Vila Hospital. The trip was conducted on behalf of Interplast, a not-for-profit joint project of The …


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The Disruptive Doctor


Monday 13 August 2018

We all know of clinically skilful doctors who seem to have a disproportionate number of bad days and cringeworthy behaviour. In an Australian study of formal complaints to health commissions, 3 per cent of doctors accounted for half of the …


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Landmark study to detect lung cancer early


Monday 13 August 2018

An international landmark study to determine the most effective methods for early lung cancer diagnosis involving Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) and Osborne Park Hospital is underway.   Led by FSH Respiratory Physician Dr Annette McWilliams …


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Prescription: Empathy and the flu jab


Monday 13 August 2018

At the time of writing, I have spent four days wallowing at home having been diagnosed with a nasty case of the flu as well as some bacterial tonsillitis.   Before you ask, I did receive my flu jab this …


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"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
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Under the pump: are breastfeeding facilities for staff in hospitals adequate?
Dr Marie Herd
Monday, 13th August 2018

With more than 50 per cent of our current medical graduates being female, it’s not surprising that the demands for breastfeeding facilities in our hospital systems are increasing.   Due to the nature of medicine, mothers are often returning to …