I teach my registrars to be aware how a consultation is making them feel: that can give valuable clues to the patient’s own emotional state.
Haemochromatosis is the commonest single gene disorder in northern Europe: roughly one in 200 Caucasian people is genetically susceptible.
Doctors have become more patient-centred throughout my decades of practice, but there is still a long way to go.
A doctor gives his perspective on our most overlooked widespread medical condition: anxiety about our health.
How it feels for a doctor to receive a complaint from a patient.
Street poet of mental health.
After dying down over the past fifteen years, whooping cough is showing up in infants again.
The issues around maternity care are a microcosm of the bigger battles in the NHS – centralisation, protocols and “efficiency savings” v making a space for common sense, professional judgement and personal relationships.
What kind of person, I wonder, steals a bottle of perfume from an incapacitated elderly lady?
Nancy Tucker’s eating disorder memoir, The Time In Between, tackles this problem head-on.
In many ways we have come full circle, returning to a time when women were seen not as human beings, but as objects available for sale or exchange. Only now we call it choice.
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