Guest post: 5 rules parents wish we followed

There’s nothing that necessarily makes parents better paediatricians, or paediatricians  better parents, but it’s true that experiencing different stuff can be a great teaching experience … And our guest blogger Lucinda Winckworth is giving is five great tips from experience on the other side of the baby gro… Since having my children I have experienced both […]

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Should we stand up for parity of esteem wherever we see it?

We have worried on here about parity of esteem between physical and mental ill health previously, and there’s a generally increasing feel that we health types should be whistleblowers when we see foul play. So if we see an example of mental ill health being treated poorly in comparable to physical illness, should we be blowing a whistle on […]

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Words, listening, and the art of applying the general to the specific

A little bit of a swirl around a decade-old paper by @iona_heath on the trouble with turning a patient’s experience into something that might require medically fixing that was floated about twitter recently. The paper, which is densely written and has lots of lovely quotes from proper writers, and speak of many aspects of doctoring, holds to a […]

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