The State of Medicine Today
The relationship between our health and our health systems
We expect that health services and those who work within them will be able to provide the answers and cures to our ill health. But what is the part we play when it comes to health and wellbeing?
The lie and the truth of the One Life
We are living a collective lie – that we have only one life, that we are born, we live in a linear way as we age and then we die, leaving it all behind and never coming back, so we had better make the most of it while we are here.
The Body: Our Temple
What if we were to consider the body more as a sacred temple to honour than a convenient vehicle to carry us around?
The future of dentistry
Never before has it been so simple to take care of our own teeth. Yet, given some very alarming statistics, how do we reconcile the enormous gap between what is technically possible and the level of actual dental health of the people?
Evidence based medicine: what is the evidence?
Medicine today prides itself on being evidence based. What is the evidence for this form of evidence, and is there another form of evidence that we are ignoring?
Suicide in Healthcare – a personal problem or systemic failure?
One look at the suicide statistics for doctors reveals that something is seriously amiss in the state of being of our healthcare providers.
Flaws in the system are killing young doctors
The media has reported a high incidence of stress and burnout amongst our young doctors, resulting in some taking their own lives. Could the demands of the current medical system be contributing to this tragedy?
Why are doctors killing themselves?
Our code of ethics asks us to, “First, do no harm.” So why are doctors killing themselves?