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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Domhnall Brannigan

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After a bit of a break – the Lessons Hard Learned series is back. Today I am chatting with Dr Domhnall Brannigan from Tasmania / Ireland.  He tells me about a really sad case he saw and we discuss the biases we all carry in medicine, communication and some Resus stuff you won’t read in […]

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Lessons Hard Learned with Ryan Wallman

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Today’s episode of Lessons Hard Learned is a bit different. My guest is my former Med School classmate, former doctor and now successful marketing copywriter (Dr) Ryan Wallman.  Sounds intriguing eh? Ryan has generously shared his story – it is about the decision to get out of Medicine as a career. It is not something […]

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Stepping Up: Advice to Junior Doctors [and their teachers]

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The best part of my job involves acting as a trainer, assessor and guide to a band of junior doctors.  This is fun!  After 10 years of “nose to the grindstone” ED work it is great to be in the role of supervisor – nothing freshens and keeps one honest in practice like acting as […]

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Contraception: Commonsense and controversy

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Welcome back.  I have had a few weeks off and this is the first podcast for a while. I have invited Dr Penny Wilson – our resident GP / Gynae / Women’s health expert back onto the podcast to discuss her approach to the common presentation of contraception counselling.  We also discuss the recent controversy […]

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Audit of the Killer Stethoscopes

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This presentation was the result of an audit completed by our Broome ED JMOs. Drs Laura Smith, James Wright and Peter Richardson decided to place our stethoscopes under the microscope – quite literally. We all know about the importance of hand-washing and other infection control measures, but rarely do we consider the ubiquitous ‘tubes’ as […]