Archives for April 2013

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Lessons Hard Learned – Episode 8 with Dr Rob Orman

This is episode #8 of the Lessons Hard Learned Series. I am once again joined by Dr Rob Orman – the “one and only” guy behind the awesome ERCast blog and podcast.  Rob shares a story from his early days as an attending – its about how to be more humble, more human and more […]

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Paeds podiatry problem

Ok, the Paeds month is coming to its end. But here us a common, curly clinical question. 13 yo girl presents complaining of a sore, red, smelly toe.  It is stopping her from soccer practice – cant Bend it like Beckham any longer…. How do you manage this: Specifically – what do you do with […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Episode 7 with Dr Mel… again

Hi Listeners   Dr MEl Thompson is back for a second bite of “lessons hard learned ” This case is a lot close to home, I think these types of errors / system problems occur in large multi-department hospitals all the time – you might evne have seen it recently.   SO have a listen […]

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Medical Ethics Question

One of my jobs is acting as a supervisor / mentor to the next generation of doctors – medical students in the final phases of their training. Recently one of my students  (Anton Lavell) posed an ethical question – I think I know what my “position” is on this question.  But, I want to know […]

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Lessons Hard Learned – Episode 6 with Dr Melanie Thompson

Gday, it is still Paeds month – so I have dragged an unsuspecting local Paediatrician up to the mike! This is # 6 in the series of Lessons Hard Learned. IN this episode Dr Mel Thompson recounts a truly terrible experience in a remote, resource poor and difficult environment. However, some of the lessons from […]