“Minding Healthcare” – Dr Justin Brophy

Dr Justin Brophy on Minding Healthcare Working in healthcare can be a very rewarding experience, but at times it can be equally as challenging. When our work is dedicated to helping others, all too often we can be exposed to pain, loss, fear and grief in so many different shapes and forms. In this space,…

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…