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It’s not broken….it’s just a fracture.

One misnomer I used to hear all the time whilst working in the Emergency Department is the statement: “It’s not broken….the doctor told me it was just a fracture.” This misperception that a fracture is something other than a broken bone seems to be pretty common in the general community. So let us clear it […]

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Communication rules when caring for the very sick.

The care goes in. The crap goes out. I wrote this article a while back looking at how we can behave whilst caring for someone in hospital undergoing a major healthcare episode. Sometimes they just need to vent. Susan Silk is a clinical psychologist who is also a breast cancer survivor.In a story for the […]

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