“Perceived”

Presented with uncertain symptoms the doctor, a diligent scientist, checked every bit of data that had ever been established: evidence-based and randomised controlled. This empathic doctor [a natural worrier] re-checked … Continue reading “Perceived”

Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

In my subjective opinion, one of the most important articles written in the Journal of my College, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was written by a colleague of mine who … Continue reading Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

When the medical profession shuts down

The following response, by Dr Rita Pal, was published online by the BMJ in 2001. In the 20 years that have passed, including the rise of social media, has the … Continue reading When the medical profession shuts down

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I resigned from NHS Forth Valley  6 years ago. This was a most difficult decision for me to take. I had worked as a Consultant in older adults in Clackmannanshire … Continue reading messages