Hello to the handful of loyal readers, who continue to support me despite my paltry and irregular posting. Right now, I’m in the throes of studying for FCA Part 1 (which is more or less the same as FRCA Part 1, except South African). Obviously, my absolute need for focus means that my mind isContinue reading “A study break update”
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“Don’t trust your colleagues”
“…thinking back, what makes me sad (and a little bit ashamed), is that the primary message was, ‘Don’t trust your colleagues.'”
Silly Season: The Doctor’s Definition
That morning, you drive to work in record time. Did the whole world go on holiday simultaneously? you wonder, only vaguely aware that the answer to your question is yes. You go to the Human Resources department, and find them on skeleton staff. Nothing of importance can really be done until the middle of nextContinue reading “Silly Season: The Doctor’s Definition”
The Story of an African Christmas
It is a little known fact that long ago, back when they first realised that the world was big (and round), the Santas of the world united to ensure that no child would be left without joy during the festive season. That’s right: Santa, or “Father Christmas”, as we called him growing up, is inContinue reading “The Story of an African Christmas”
Who Says You Can’t Become an Anaesthesiologist?
Whether intentional or not, the article reeks exclusivism, which is something I think medicine can do without. I don’t need a superhero complex.
Stitched Up: Stories of Life and Death from a Prison Doctor [Book Review]
Immediately after ComServe, when I was unemployed for – gasp! – a whole week, I considered applying to a job as a prison GP. (I did not, because a locum opportunity came along that morphed into something semi-permanent, and other opportunities fell by the wayside for a while.) “Offender healthcare occupies the grey zone betweenContinue reading “Stitched Up: Stories of Life and Death from a Prison Doctor [Book Review]”
Pain is not Prerequisite for Birth
Medicine continues to accept pain as a natural part of childbirth.
Beyond Pride Month: Five Proud Books
This post is inspired by The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain, a delightful book I had the opportunity to read and review recently. Pride month is over, the stores have taken down their rainbow banners, and companies have reverted from their ROYGBIV-inspired logos. But that doesn’t mean PRIDE is over, or thatContinue reading “Beyond Pride Month: Five Proud Books”
A lot of queer stuff, basically
Hullo long-time readers, and new faces. I can hardly keep up with the wildness of our world’s current affairs (and my feelings about them). So, I’m taking a leaf out of Sam’s book** and sharing snippets that, well, I feel like sharing. We got married! We are now officially “Wifeys for Lifey”. My wife (surreal!)Continue reading “A lot of queer stuff, basically”
it is a curious thing, when one of our own dies young. and I do mean curious there are just a handful of common things that kill young doctors and our profession demands nay normalises we find those common-things-that-occur-commonly this is no simple diagnostics it is more than morbid curiosity it is a need-to-know (ifContinue reading “in memoriam”