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Articles contributed to the CMF Site by Alice Gerth

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Popping social bubbles (triple helix - spring 2018)

I have a confession to make, I live in a bubble. A social bubble. I like to think that I don't, that as a doctor I mix with a huge variety of people with different backgrounds, beliefs and political leanings. Whether they are colleagues, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, porters or patients....

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Who Do You Think You Are? (triple helix - summer 2017)

We are taught to be confident. Patients need to trust our clinical judgment and they won't if we bracket it with our uncertainties. As doctors we are expected to lead by example. This means exuding an air of confidence and calm despite any panic running beneath the surface. From the...

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Life Hurts: a doctor's personal journey through anorexia (triple helix - summer 2017)

Elizabeth McNaughtexplores the challengesof living with anorexiafrom a deeply personalperspective. As both a doctor anda sufferer she brings a balancedand insightful perspective to thisdifficult subject. She explores the complexunderlying causes and the consequencesof eating disorders onboth patients and their families.She identifies current issues withour mental health care system ina non-judgmental manner....

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Christians, the Church & 'Fattism' (triple helix - spring 2017)

Obesity is not a new phenomenon, but it is increasingly on the secular agenda. Struggles with 'body weight' can stretch to either extreme - from restrictive 'clean' eating to morbid obesity. Yet it seems our culture is more judgmental of people who are overweight than underweight. Each of us should...

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A patient I should have cried over (triple helix - winter 2016)

Faith offers resources for dealing with emotion, as Alice Gerth discovered. Eight hours into my first weekend on-call, struggling to manage the workload, my jobs list getting longer as the day progressed and my bleep went off: 'Cardiac Arrest, Orthopaedic ward'. My heart sank. An hour later, I walked off the...

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