Say “No” to Bullying : Prof Freddy Wood

Prof Freddie Wood, Medical Council President SAY ‘NO’ TO BULLYING The prevalence of bullying is one of the most serious concerns arising from our survey of trainee doctors, Your Training Counts.  One in three trainees reported having experienced bullying over the course of their work.  Half of those who were bullied reported that it was…

Burnout & Building Resilience : Dr Declan Whelan

Dr Declan Whelan:  “Burnout and Building Resilience” Why is it that you can hardly open a journal nowadays without coming across some reference to physician burnout? Well, the simple truth is that numerous global studies, including one in Ireland, involving nearly every medical and surgical speciality, indicate that a significant proportion of physicians and trainees…

Finding your Niche in Medicine : Dr Maurice Gueret

Just being a doctor didn’t cut it with Ernest Hemingway. The author of much machismo set sterner tests if you wanted to be called a proper man, Four of them in fact. A real man had to father a child, plant a tree, write a book and fight a bull. Well three out of four…

Eat Move Sleep : Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe

Eat, Sleep, Move…..top tips to stay healthy and well Eat A balanced diet – plenty of fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, some protein and dairy Make time to eat, eat slowly and your body will digest the food better. Don’t over do it – it takes up to 15 minutes after you’ve eaten for your brain…

Mind Each Other : Prof Frank Murray

Prof Frank Murray, President RCPI Looking after yourself and your colleagues should be your priority The life of a doctor can be immensely rewarding and we are in the privileged position of being able to improve people’s health and lives. Being a doctor can also be very challenging. Every day, we face fresh challenges- poor…

Physician, Heal Thyself : Prof Des O’Neill

Prof Desmond O’Neill:  “Physician, heal thyself” The old saying that “the cobblers’ children are never shod” holds particularly true for medicine. Our high levels of education and readiness to dispense good advice to others notwithstanding, we tend to harbour unhelpful attitudes to our own health. Arising from our related traits of deferred gratification and self-reliance,…