Law & Ethics

The Real Elephant Man Read Article →

The Real Elephant Man

Whether it be the issue of same-sex marriage or refugees and asylum seekers, in today’s society, we are continuously confronted with ideas and beliefs that challenge our own and which require an openness of mind and empathy for our fellow human beings.
‘Too much medicine’ in medical training Read Article →

‘Too much medicine’ in medical training

Not surprisingly, for most medical students I have taught, “overdiagnosis” comes as a fairly new concept.
Progressively backward: Homophobia and LGBTIQ+ Mental Health Read Article →

Progressively backward: Homophobia and LGBTIQ+ Mental Health

Over the past 50 years, we have witnessed a profound shift towards embracing and accepting diversity towards our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) communities.
Chemical warfare - Crossing the red line Read Article →

Chemical warfare – Crossing the red line

“I didn’t set a red line; the world set a red line.
Aboriginal Alcoholism and Apple – Colonialist Approaches to Mental Health Crises Read Article →

Aboriginal Alcoholism and Apple – Colonialist Approaches to Mental Health Crises

Cashless Debit Cards (CDCs) have recently been trialled in several indigenous communities after mining billionaire, Andrew Forrest, suggested the scheme in 2014.
Reflections from the moral high ground: on doctors advocating for veganism Read Article →

Reflections from the moral high ground: on doctors advocating for veganism

We live in an era of mixed messages about nutrition, not least from the public health community.
Charlie Gard: the Media and the Mob Read Article →

Charlie Gard: the Media and the Mob

Article authors: Tom Goodwin and Jack Skeggs The case of Charlie Gard has captured widespread media attention, divided the opinions of doctors, lawyers and philosophers, and prompted heated debate around the world.
Saving lives in poor countries is about adapting to what’s already working there Read Article →

Saving lives in poor countries is about adapting to what’s already working there

This article was originally published in The Conversation.
Do GPs ever regret referrals? Read Article →

Do GPs ever regret referrals?

This article was originally published 13 October 2016 on www.
The Right to Die Read Article →

The Right to Die

It’s unsettling to learn that one in five Australians spend their final hours of life in moderate to severe pain despite the best efforts of palliative care.

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