[Hippocratic oath I] As doctors we have this long tradition stretching, ostensibly, back into ancient history. We can lay claim to something old, something solid and historical. This is especially relevant in a world where 'liquid modernity' is the norm - the view of a modern society which no longer has any solid roots … Continue reading Be a Hippocrate
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.