Making Marriage work in Medicine — an epic reflection 19 years and counting. Kylie and I are standing on the grand precipice of being married for twenty years. Twenty years of marriage has special significance to Kylie and me not simply because of this being a significant milestone but because interestingly it is related to our journey
Our health system can work against our own personal self-care. I’ve written about this previously In fact, our health system can be a significant contributor that works against our own personal health and psychological well-being. This isn’t because our system is uncaring or faceless or lacks purpose but rather it has been driven towards the
The moments that lie between medicine are a matter of life and death — a reflection on suicide, self-care and clinical life
Our moments between medicine and life are where the real impact of clinical medicine is experienced – this is why our moments between matter. These moments are ours to practice self-awareness in practising self-care.
It is possible to be alive but not living.
“We never know what pushes doctors over the edge but having gone through this and feeling this way, I can see that our system is certainly a contributor. SincerelyJonathan This is how I recently signed off an email to a medical administrator. I was frustrated and feeling worse for wear. I was glad that I
The butterfly effect says that one small move can have a profound effect. This is a story about the butterfly effect of inspiration.
About a year ago, I made a mistake at work. As a result, there was harm done to my patient. This was the first time in my medical career that I’d ever made a significant mistake before. It was purely human error. My mistake was amenable to treatment and it was corrected rapidly. And at
Voluntary assisted dying became legal in Western Australia on July 1st 2021. For many this was welcomed but for others with a conscientious objection, it was challenging. This is a story of my struggle, finding meaning and a way forward.
2021 has been a year like no other!
Personally, I have not ever experienced a year which has produced such a wide range of emotions through the events that have occurred this year.
For both good and bad, we as a family have truly lived this year.
This is a story about a beautiful patient who taught me about living in the moment and wonder of Christmas.