Category Literary Medicine
How to be EPIC LITFL

How to be EPIC

Let it never be said that we resist change. We, the consultants in my ED, have been reinvented. We are now EPIC (...the Imperious).
How to be EPIC LITFL

How to Be Kind

I seem to constantly skirt trouble. Writing and medicine are fractious bedfellows – a marriage not always congenial. Recently I missed the turnoff to wisdom...
How to be EPIC LITFL

How to Read an ECG

Interpreting ECG’s is trickier than you think. One must have a system that will stand up to the pummel of ED situations and environmental influences

Flu Season

Evening shift. I stare at the computer screen, frustration and mild panic rising within me. Maybe if I look for long enough the Tetris game of too many patients and not enough cubicles will magically rearrange itself
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Phonetic alphabet

Probably the two most potentially useful skills I learnt in the army were ironing (a skill I try to avoid putting to use at any cost) and knowledge of the phonetic alphabet.
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Nauseous grammar

In the world of medicine there has been a grammatical battle raging for what seems an eternity. "Who are the warring parties?", you ask.
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Pens, Swords and Peer Review

Have you ever submitted a scientific paper to a journal? Here are some insights into the Herculean labours of getting a paper published in a medical journal (with MJA excerpts).
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An Empty Hospital?

Some things remain the same, some things change. Political machinations and bureaucratic bungles seem to be universal constants. However, empty hospitals no longer seem to be an issue...