I thought I’d write a “Part 2” to my previous blog, ‘The Men in Mental Health”, and I feel there may be more. The reason? It’s far too common, and not enough is being done about it, despite a very … Continue reading
I recently read an article in The Irish Times regarding Dr. James Gray, an Emergency doctor labeled as a ‘whistleblower’ for his “outspoken criticisms of the way patients are treated in his overcrowded emergency” at Tallaght Hospital. Examples of whistleblowing … Continue reading
Do Doctors Work Hard Enough?
Healthy Doctor, Healthy Patient?
If you’re thinking this might be another blog about a UK trained doctor moving to Australia to work and then raving about how great it is, well then, you’re right. I hope the title of this blog is self explanatory, … Continue reading
Comedy is Medicine
I’m going to share three stories – all of which occurred within a week. The first is about me: I had an awful day in the hospital. It was busy, stressful, and to make things worse, a patient that I … Continue reading
10 Tips To Avoid The ER
Due to a worldwide phenomenon of crowded Emergency Rooms, especially in the winter, I thought I would come up with a list of 10 ways in which you can avoid the ER. 1. Paper Cuts can be treated at home … Continue reading
Too Much Christmas Puddin’
After working night shifts in hospital the last two Christmases in a row, I’m pleased to say I’m writing this story at home this Christmas. At a time when everyone wants to be at home – not in hospital – … Continue reading
Should Canada Have Private Healthcare?
Do you think our healthcare system is failing? Have you or someone you know been let down as a consequence of ridiculously long wait times? I’m predicting that a lot of you will say ‘Yes’ to one or both of … Continue reading
The Men in Mental Health
Firstly – this story isn’t just for men. This is actually more of a collection of thoughts, than a story. But I want to explore the issue of mental health in men. Mainly, because men are men – we have … Continue reading
In my second week of working as a doctor, I was double, triple, and quadruple checking everything I was doing. Why? The persistently looming thought that every doctor has after transitioning from medical school to being a real life doctor … Continue reading