Physician Burnout Part 1: Preventing Burnout

Physician Burnout Part 1: Preventing Burnout

I am a doctor, a GP. I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years. I have always loved my job. Then, stress and anxiety completely crippled me. I no longer enjoyed working as a GP. In fact, I dreaded it. I was exhausted and burnt out. I am not alone in this. Over the...
Why Antarctica?

Why Antarctica?

The stories of the unknown adventure, camaraderie, hardship, sheer dogged determination, and often superhuman strength, of mind and body of the early Antarctic explorers such as Scott and Shackleton are amazing tales to this day. Some of the events make you groan with...
Overcome the Odds and Achieve Your GOALS!

Overcome the Odds and Achieve Your GOALS!

Have you ever had a goal that you wanted to achieve so badly, that you would do whatever it takes to achieve it? That is the sum of my story of becoming a doctor, in 23 words. Growing up in the poverty stricken and gang infested streets of Shreveport, Louisiana, the...
A Letter to my Patient with Cancer

A Letter to my Patient with Cancer

Dear patient, I hope this letter finds you well. It seems foolish to ask if you remember me. I’m sure you couldn’t forget me if you tried. I’m the centrepiece of the worst memory of your life. I was the doctor who broke the news you were dreading,...

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