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Tuesday 16 October 2018

If we knew more about the factors that influence medical career choice, everyone involved in junior doctor training could help to guide and support that journey. With better insights, colleges and training organisations will know how to attract the right …


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Of Collies and Cigars


Tuesday 16 October 2018

I don’t know how long I stood outside his room – unwilling to disturb the conversation unfolding between my dying patient and his old friend. It had been a long day and I leant my head against the coolness of …


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A matter of time


Monday 15 October 2018

Accessing support early is not only critical to help delay cognitive deterioration, it gives the person time to plan for the future and consider enduring appointments or an Advance Health Directive, while they have the legal capacity to do so. …


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High personal costs of a medical career


Monday 8 October 2018

It was 1983. My first job as a medical intern was at a major teaching hospital in Melbourne. “We are white collar workers. That means we don’t put in time sheets for overtime. Our consultants don’t!”   That was my …


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Lessons from fractured politics


Monday 8 October 2018

Australian politics has been in a bit of a shambles recently, to say the least. I was scrolling through social media the other day and saw a paramedic friend celebrating the fact that they’d finally had a patient who had …


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Adj Prof Janice Bell
Tuesday, 16th October 2018

If we knew more about the factors that influence medical career choice, everyone involved in junior doctor training could help to guide and support that journey. With better insights, colleges and training organisations will know how to attract the right …