Monday, 01 July 2019 14:20

Medical oaths and self-care

The majority of medical graduates swear some kind of oath, usually at graduation. The traditional Hippocratic Oath is used by a diminishing number, with a version of this, the Geneva Declaration and other prayers forming more popular commitments by new doctors and nurses.

Friday, 28 June 2019 09:52

Edge Effect

One of the contemporary world’s most well-known musicians is Yo-yo Ma, the superstar cellist. A profoundly influential project of his has been the creation of the Silkroad Ensemble, a collective of composers and musicians from over 20 countries.

Monday, 17 June 2019 10:15

Dementia - How to communicate

We all have had that experience of walking into a room wondering what it was we came for. Most of us may look puzzled, then slightly annoyed, maybe smile or laugh in mock-frustration, then back out to retrace our steps to remind ourselves of the task.

Sunday, 16 June 2019 13:36

Trust me, I'm a doctor

Shared identity engenders understanding and trust.

In a previous blog, titled Edge Effect, I discussed the new life and opportunities for discovery that exist at the overlap of diversity and difference. Such opportunities are present in all human interactions.

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:02

Mind over matter

The power of the mind to exert influence over the body has been well recognised for centuries. How one person experiences pain, or the taste of a red wine, can be very different from another, even though the sensory information is the same.

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