Tag: philosophy

50 shades of black and white: the folly of dichotomy

In this quick post I’m hoping to get you thinking and asking questions about how we measure things in medicine. And I hope that, like me, it might change how you interpret information in your

The philosophies of St Emlyn

Here at St Emlyn’s we hold a number of the philosophies of St Emlyn himself central to our day-to-day practices. E + R = O St Emlyn, during his hours away from the Virchester Emergency

Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine 4: The ethics of triage

It’s been a while since we published our last ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ post at St. Emlyn’s. Hopefully you’ve already seen the other posts in this series but, if not, you should check out part 1, part

Every Breath You Take – An Introduction to the Breathless Patient in the ED

Breathless patients are a challenge in the ED. Shortness of breath can be a frightening presenting complaint for both patients and doctors. As always, think about the possible life threatening causes and actively rule them out.

101 Personal Experiments in Emergency Medicine Education

Check out our experimental page here. I would not dream of suggesting that I know much about philosophy and medicine. Rick Body and Michelle Johnston would no doubt be able to wipe the floor with

Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine part 3: Is Primum non nocere timeless or ridiculous?

If you haven’t been following this series, you can also find part 1 and part 2 on the blog. Part 3: Primum, non nocere When I was a green young House Officer working stupidly long

Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine Part 2

Last week we published our first ‘Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine’ post, complete with a hypothetical scenario that hopefully got you thinking! I was quite humbled by the quality of the responses that came in.

Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine Part 1

  Emergency Medicine is a specialty that you may not think involves a lot of ethical dilemmas. The obvious issues like abortion, euthanasia and reproductive ethics affect other people. However, ethics is actually really central


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