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Kieran Walsh: How to be an all star clinical teacher

There is a lot to remember when you are leading a ward round. There’s the patient, the relatives, the junior doctors, the nurses, the …

The Sick System -Survival or Greed ?

A recent excellent article in The Australian (See text below) highlighted the longstanding issues in our health system that are gnawing away at it …

Former ambassador Jeffrey Bleich speaks on Trump, disruptive technology, and the role of education in a changing economy

<i>An edited transcript of the keynote address delivered by Jeffrey Bleich at Universities Australia’s higher education conference in Canberra on 1</i> …

Management of Type 2 Diabetes

1Center for Women’s Health Research, Anschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver<p>2Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colorado<p>3Department of …

Diabetes

The solution to cutting the cost of aged care is as simple as offering a cup of tea, palliative care expert Dr Julian Abel said

The burden of ageing on the healthcare system is evident in the number of days "nursing home-type patients" occupied beds in Canberra Hospital. This …

NAB Chairman Ken Henry's speech at CEDA | NAB News

** Check against delivery **<p>Thank you for the introduction, Paul, and for inviting me to discuss the 2017 political and economic outlook.<p>I hope you …

Australia

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

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Why is Israel called Israel?

This week the State of Israel celebrates its 67th Independence Day, which is an apposite time to ask: How did Israel get its name?<p>Want to enjoy 'Zen' …

Adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed care: the future of health care

1.<p>Garner AS, Shonkoff JP; Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care; …

It’s Already Happened Here

Unlike his products, Trump is all-American. / TeakwoodIt was 1855, and Abraham Lincoln was in a mood.“Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be …

The doctor’s dilemma: is it ever good to do harm | Dr Gwen Adshead

If a patient’s heart stops, the doctor can resuscitate them. But how does the doctor decide if it’s the right thing to do?<p>Medical knowledge changes swiftly, and technological changes make new and expensive investigations and treatments possible that were only theoretical a few years ago. Life has …

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Assisted dying: the difficult conversation we need to have

To bring focus here, my colleague Peter Saul said recently that we are facing "a perfect storm of ageing and expanding population with a higher …

This is how we can fight Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

Our news system has fundamental weaknesses, and we’re paying the price like never before. In the past, we could afford to watch the nightly …

Police in Britain increasingly turn a blind eye to assisted suicide

THE “right to die” has long preoccupied politicians and judges. In 2014 the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the widow of Tony Nicklinson, who …

Assisted Suicide

Full text of Dr Rodney Syme's speech on the right to physician-assisted death

Is it surprising that palliative care does not entirely succeed with the palliation of suffering? Not at all – it is a monumental task, when you …

Victoria's model for assisted dying laws may be narrow enough to pass

After much speculation, the Victorian Government has announced it will put assisted dying legislation before parliament in the second half of next …

History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. I am sketching out here opinions …

Virginia Woolf on Why the Best Mind Is the Androgynous Mind

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”<p>In addition to being one of the greatest writers and most expansive minds humanity ever produced, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) was …

Literature

Bernard Merkel: Should patients really be at the centre of healthcare?

I attended the recent Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) policy forum on the Future of Health, “People at the Centre,” …

Tessa Richards: Power to the people—via Paris

Who gets to define value in health systems? The notion that it should be the people who use their services, rather than those who provide them, is …

Truth in the Age of Trump

Admittedly, we fled town for the Inauguration.Quite apart from the security headaches, the road closures, and the not-inconsiderable prospect of …

Sharing a postcard from Sheffield, with some tips for building healthy communities

Health debates must move beyond a focus on dollars and scarcity to looking for abundance within communities, and to building sharing economies. These …

The Economist’s ten most read articles of 2016

TWO events this year pushed all else off the news agenda, at least for our readers. Where last year’s list of most-read articles featured a mix of …

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Opportunities for primary care to reduce hospital admissions: a cross-sectional study of geographical variation

Abstract<p><b>Background</b> Reducing unplanned hospital admissions is a key priority within the UK. Substantial interpractice variation in admission rates for …

RIP Tony Atkinson: Here he is on our personal responsibility for reducing inequality

Tony Atkinson, one of the world’s great thought leaders on poverty and inequality, died on New Year’s Day. Combining intellectual rigour and a …

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