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‘I want you to come with me,’ he said as he led me down the corridor to the crime scene. ‘I need to show you something.’ And then he added the ominous line: ‘for your education.’
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My throat was so painful it felt like I was swallowing glass. I was feverish, with tender, swollen glands. And I can tell you the exact moment I succumbed to the illness.
Tags: junior doctors, paediatrics and child health
‘You want to go to rehab? For depression?’ I try to keep clinically up to date, but perhaps it’s time I finally bought a TV or started reading celebrity magazines. At least it would give me some warning of what was coming.
Tags: mental health
Many of the ‘big’ decisions in my life have come quite easily. I don’t remember giving much thought to becoming a doctor, or getting married, or having children. Leaving the profession, however, has been the hardest decision of all.
Recently, because I needed CPD, I decided to book into a half-day workshop on team building. After all, four points is not to be sneezed at and emergency medicine is all about teams, so it sounded like this could be useful.
Tags: continuing medical education
This one is not taught at medical school. It’s not a clinical sign Murphy would be familiar with. Rovsing positively never saw this one. Granted, it’s not really a ‘physical’ sign, though you might say it is symptomatic of this modern world. Whatever it is, it’s new, it’s genuine, it’s literally bedside, and when demonstrated it’s almost always a ‘good sign’ in the non-clinical sense.
Tags: child and teenage health
When my depression started it was the most physical event of my life, the sensation was like a sharp knife cleaving my brain in half and the feeling of being drained through the soles of my feet.
Tags: mental health, general practice
Tags: junior doctors, medical education and training
What’s your biggest fear when you’re speaking in front of an audience? When I ask doctors what they worry about most, their first response is usually getting asked a question they can’t answer. But their second is nearly always the fear of being boring. So how do you best engage an audience?
Tags: BMA Careers
Being a child and adolescent psychiatrist I thought that I was used to young people coming up with weird and wonderful ideas during the session, but I was mistaken.
Tags: doctor-patient relationship
'But I had made plans!' It was Monday morning in the second week of December and the middle graders were bemoaning the fact that they had just been informed they were working over Christmas.
Tags: junior doctors
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