Author: Dr. Jonathan Ramachenderan @thehealthyGP

Making mistakes in medicine — Why my faith and integrity mattered

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

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Voluntary assisted dying in Western Australia — How I struggled, finding meaning and a path forward

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 in short — Our faith grew, what a year!

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.

A doctor’s most powerful tool

A doctor’s most powerful tool The most powerful way a doctor can help their patient is to listen.  By far, listening is the greatest portion of the value of any consultation.  Whatever the monetary value, even for a procedure, the greatest portion of the value is a doctor’s listening ear. Feeling heard and understood is at

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She’s beautiful 

I’ll never be one to write a love song because that is not how I show up in the world.  But I can certainly write a love story. So, this is a love story. I’ll never stop writing about her because from the day she said “yes” and “I do”, our life together continues to

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