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Risk and Uncertainty – part 1

Gerd Gigerenzer

Gday. It has been a quite month on the blog as I have started paternity leave and have been redressing the work-life balance scales – very much in the family direction. Not doing any clinical work has given me time to pause and ponder a few of the more abstract ideas that we often brush […]

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Clinical Case 095: Smashmouth vs. Surgeon

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Gday, it has been a few weeks since the last clinical case.  Today I have a rural trauma case with a twist.  I have been doing a lot of pondering around logistic and practical matters with regards to managing trauma in a smaller hospital.  I keep getting stuck on a few points – so I […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Irish Lessons in Cairns

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THis is the latest instalment in the “Lessons Hard Learned” series. Recently I caught up with the SMACC crew at the Bedside critical Care conference in Cairns – FNQ.  I took the opportunity to trap a couple of unsuspecting Irishmen into an impromptu podcast by the poolside. Awesome conference and great vibe – mini-SMACC really. […]

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Lessons Hard Learned with Dr Dave Forster

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Welsome back to our Lessons Hard Learned series. This one is about patient relationships in clinical settings. Dr Dave Forster is a fellow Broome Doc – he shares a case from his days as a younger trainee.  Not many people know this but Dr Dave is a part-time model.  Sure he is a balding, hairy man […]

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Consult Skills 2: When Agendas Collide or “Physician Know Thyself”

This is part 2 of Consult Skills.  Check out part 1 here if you haven’t yet.  Part 1 was all about trying to be better at our day-to-day consults – and it was pretty ‘touchy feely’.  This post is not so nice, this is about dealing with the dark side of medicine.  Think of the […]