I was immensely encouraged a couple of weeks ago when I attended a conference on Ethics and Palliative Care at Riddell Hall in Belfast. It was so good to sit and listen to people whose job it is to care for those who are dying, by compassionate application of their medical skills, mediated through a … Continue reading Dying Well
We looked at a biblical theology of work and leisure in part 1, but after all that groundwork, are we any further on? Are we any closer to getting to a cause for burnout, or a solution to preventing burnout, or treatment for it? Let's see... Why does it happen? Every single person is different. I … Continue reading Avoiding burnout pt. 2 (or, breaking free from total work by doing nothing)
We've just returned from a lovely week in the Republic of Ireland at a conference with brothers and sisters in the Lord. It was a busy time, but refreshing and joyful. It was a little taste of Heaven, in fact. Not least because no-one was sick while I was providing medical cover on the Friday! … Continue reading Avoiding burnout pt. 1 (or, how to give God glory through work and leisure)
And onto Northern Ireland as the next subject of controversy. Those evil doctors preventing people from exercising their right to take the Morning After Pill! the MAP is legally restricted in the same way that other prescription only medicine is restricted. The guidelines on conscientious objection apply to its prescription, just as much as any … Continue reading Dear Mr Emerson, pt 2
I read your article yesterday with some distress. It's not comfortable to read a full frontal attack on one's profession and professional standards. In addition, some parts are just plain wrong, and the arguments are poor. Come, let's reason together... Opting in to providing abortion services. You spend much of the article highlighting the confusion that … Continue reading Dear Mr Emerson, Pt 1
I've known you for a while. We see each other when you come in with a chest infection, or some work stress, or if you're worried about your child's breathing. Sometimes I see your mum in the nursing home when she's sick, and change her meds so that she's more settled, and doesn't get side … Continue reading Hi. I’m your local family GP.