You gotta have love…

I was 14 when I nearly considered deliberate defenestration. It’s probably the closest I’ve ever been to suicide, but the memory of the angst that made me contemplate this action is still vivid. The Headmaster had asked each of the 30 pupils in our class to give a talk. I cannot even remember the details …

Contract Negotiations (again!)

Well it seems that some country doctors in SA remain embroiled in dispute over on call contracts with Country Health SA. The last contract expired in Nov 2011 and was supposed to be replaced by a contract offering improved terms for rural doctors who offer on call VMO services to public hospitals in addition to …

Welcome to KI Docs

Inspired by excellent Australian blogs such as Dr Casey Parker’s (Broome Docs) and Dr Cliff Reid’s (Resus.me), this website is aimed fairly and squarely at current (or aspiring) rural doctors in Australia. Being a rural doctor is a challenging yet rewarding job, not least in a location like Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. Often …