I’m sitting and thinking about how I should start this. The thoughts emerge on the moment when I understood the concept of the unwell doctor, the impaired doctor. No one prefers to talk about this. It is not a topic you’ll hear on the radio, or on TV or even in the some hospital boardrooms.…

We live in the lucky country. Australia. The land of opportunities and state of the art medical and surgical facilities. We, as patients and consumers, expect and demand a well-resourced system and highly competent healthcare practitioners who deliver the best possible care. Poor countries do too. What separates us is the lack of investment and…

“Increased awareness of the place for surgery within global health will not only benefit the surgical community, but will improve health outcomes, strengthen health systems, and reduce health inequities and local and global scale.” – The Lancet (2014) Global health addresses the needs of a community by evaluating the social, economic, political and environmental factors…

As you know, being a Doctor is really enriching, rewarding work – yet there are sometimes  sacrifices we doctors have to make in the world of healing and helping others become well again. Irrespective as to whether or not you’re a consultative or a more procedural doctor, there is ample time constantly spent on exams…

Mental Health Week raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day that is held on 10 October. The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the…