A rural doctor’s story

Hi All, this is a written version of the talk I gave at Don’t Forget the Bubbles in Brisbane today: I would like to tell you a story. Let me take you back to spring, 2009. Exciting times. My wife, Zivana and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks. We spent… via Fatherhood,…

Limiting Scope of Practice in GP: A Philosophical Dilemma

Originally posted on Nomadic GP:
Most GPs I know pride themselves on being true generalists, and have gravitated towards this area of medicine because they enjoy the challenge and variety that comes with the territory. They also tend to value holistic, patient-centered care and the satisfaction that comes with long term doctor-patient relationships.   Inevitalby, though,…

Is evidence based medicine flawed?

  Just read this intriguing open access BMJ article by Trisha Greenhalgh, Dean for Research Impact. I follow her on Twitter and she posted the article link just now. Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis? Its a worthwhile read as it echoes a lot of my concerns about the way Evidence based medicine is…