Paralysed by indecision

One of the defining skills of being a doctor is the need to make decisions, sometimes with limited information and under significant time pressure. As I’ve matured in my career, I’ve realised that most of what I was taught in medical school was just plain wrong.  The ongoing challenge has been to identify WHICh bits …

Are you prepared to help a neighbour in trouble?

We’re all familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan from Old Testament times.  Regardless of religious affiliation, it’s a positive affirmation of the fact that the vast majority of humans are prepared to help another in times of need. Of course rural folk are used to this.  One of the things I love about …

Rural Anaesthesia Down Under – Inaugural Newsletter

throughout this wide brown land of Australia there are Rural Eoctors providing not just primary care, but also procedural skills – surgery, obstetrics and anaesthetic services. This means rural communities can be 24/7 Caesar-capable as well as utilise theatre for low level elective cases (herniorrhaphy, orthopaedic, dental, gynae, urological and of course endo-/colonoscopy etc). The …