Diagnosis before treatment (Dr Phil Welsby)

Diagnosis before treatment In the United Kingdom there is an unpredicted shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). I t must have been unpredicted otherwise preventative actions would surely have occurred. So what went wrong? Traditional medical teaching is that ideally a diagnosis should precede any treatment and that a comprehensive diagnosis should comprise anatomical, functional […]

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How useful is resilience for doctors? By Dr George Huntington

Last month two of my Foundation colleagues wrote an opinion piece on resilience training which brought a simmering topic to boil[1]. The article itself was an interesting take and there have been many of them recently, directly correlating with worsening working conditions within the NHS. Everywhere you look, medical media is saturated with the concept […]

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Sexual harassment has also not been addressed in Japan

Japanese society in general has recently supported policies against sexual harassment. Many hospitals have introduced local committees for preventing or managing this issue and physicians may have been introduced to more appropriate behaviors about sexual harassment. We conducted longitudinal surveys for Japanese physicians using clinical scenarios about challenges to professionalism, including sexual harassment with multiple […]

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 The importance of caste!

Dr Sagarika Kamath Assistant Professor Manipal University, India Dr Rajesh Kamath Assistant Professor Manipal University, India As young doctors being trained in hospital and health administration, we had a class in Organisational behaviour where the professor began saying that caste was a very important factor in any organisation. It was important for the caste to […]

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Collusion, illusion, or delusion?

Fending Off Death 1 by wiebkefesch on DeviantArt Doctors are – in the main – trained to prevent death.  Modern medicine has made huge advances, and life expectancies continue to rise.  However, there remains only one certainty in this life – that we are all going to die. Patients in the last year of life […]

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All in a day’s work

Becoming a doctor is a long and arduous process.  It involves many years of study and more of practice.  It is inconceivable that this process leaves those who go through it untouched.  This process is called professional socialisation.  It confers values, and behaviours on the participants, and these help to mark our profession out from […]

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