Category: Ethics

Smacc Day 3: Morning sessions. St Emlyn’s

After a rather spectacular SMACC party involving the usual mix of dancing, music and Karaoke we are back at the ICC for day 3. Practitioners advocating for humanity. You’ve probably heard of Esther Choo through

Responsibly volunteering overseas

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well Ralph Waldo

Equality and global health

Equality and global health. What I learned from being a recovering racist…

Sad action I admit I cried during the movie Wonder Woman.  I found the scene where Diana helps to liberate the villagers quite overwhelming; I still do.  I cried not because it was particularly well

Privacy, the GDPR and information. St. Emlyn’s

priv This is an update to our privacy policy in light of the GDPR regulations that come into effect on 25/5/2018. Data collection In principle we try and collect as little data as possible. Our

#badEMfest18 Day 1. St Emlyn’s

Last week the St Emlyn’s team in the form of Janos Baombe, Natalie May, Ross Fisher and myself travelled to Greyton for the very first #badEMfest18. This is a conference with a real difference. Set

Fake news, lies, fraud, errors and statistics. St.Emlyn’s

One of the most inspiring talks at SMACC Dub was delivered by John Carlisle on the subject of fraud in medical publishing. It was inspiring for many reasons, the topic is of real interest to

Have a bit of ReSPECT for end of life care. St.Emlyn’s

Say hello to Mary. Mary is a wonderful lady who has dementia. She has been admitted to Virchester hospital with increasing frequency over the past few months. In spite of the best efforts of the

Sci-Hub. The pirate future of medical publishing? St.Emlyn’s.

It’s 3am in resus and you are trying to save the life of a young man. He has been brought to the ED after collapsing in a nightclub and he is sick, BIG sick. Hyperthermic,

Making ED Visits Easier for Children

Having attended the ICEM2016 conference in Cape Town a few days ago, I came across a new concept championed by PEM physicians from all over the world: the Paediatric Marketplace. If you do not know

When to withdraw resuscitation in the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s with Richard Taylor.

When can and should we withdraw from continuing resuscitation in the ED? The standby phone rings: Post cardiac arrest patient, approximately 50. Intubated, BP 80/40, GCS 3. ETA 5 minutes. You meet the crew in

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