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  • Issue 30 / 10 August 2015
    Erwin Loh: Military lessons

    I RECENTLY watched American Sniper, a movie nominated for six Academy Awards.  It is based on the true story of Chris Kyle, who joined the US Navy and was accepted into SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) training. The drill sergeants made it very clear that their task was to weed out the weak and strengthen…


  • Issue 25 / 6 July 2015
    Erwin Loh: Bring back care

    AS health care professionals, particularly in hospitals, we are faced with human suffering every single day as our patients, many unwell and some dying, seek help. We are also often faced with angry, confused and grieving family members. From the first day of internship, we have to deal with…


  • Issue 17 / 9 May 2016
    Kindness in medicine more than skin-deep

    TWO of the 12 apostles, Peter and John, were healing the sick during the time of the early church, and were being questioned by the religious establishment at the time about their unconventional methods. In Acts 4:9-11, when questioned, Peter said “we are being called to account today for an act of…


  • Issue 15 / 26 April 2016
    Clinical servants: a novel view of leadership

    REAR Admiral Grace Hopper of the United States Navy once said: “You cannot manage men into battle. You manage things; you lead people”. This is a leadership principle that is applicable to health as well as to the military. Clinical leaders know from experience that managing health professionals…


  • Issue 24 / 27 June 2022
    Impact of COVID-19 on day-to-day lives of people with disability

    THE COVID-19 pandemic has had a larger impact on the lives of people with disability compared with the population as a whole (here, here and here). Relative to the general population, higher rates of infection and death have been reported among people with intellectual disabilities in studies from the…


  • Issue 23 / 20 June 2022
    Patient-centred care: a Copernican shift to the centre of gravity

    WHEN we look up at the stars at night, we can feel insignificant and small, overwhelmed by the vast number of celestial bodies surrounding us. If we take the time to keep looking, we will realise that the stars and planets do not stay in the same position but move across the night sky. Over a longer…


  • Issue 40 / 25 October 2021
    Lessons from senior medical leaders

    DOCTORS, in general, have a powerful voice, as we are generally trusted and respected. We are often asked to be members of boards and committees and to act as advocates. We present learnings from a virtual half-day event on 11 September called “MBA in a Day”, presented by the Committee of Chairs of…


  • Issue 1 / 25 January 2021
    Climate change: our greatest preventive health challenge

    Here we summarise the presentations made at the “Climate change: what we can do” webinar organised by the Committee of Chairs of the Medical Colleges in Victoria on the 24 October 2020. The views here are those of the individual presenters and not necessarily those of their Colleges nor the Committee…