Category Archives: perspective on illness: healthcare professional

When fact is stranger than fiction. (continued from previous blog)

When Daniel Defoe took up the pen to write his famous novel “Robinson Crusoe”, he was, in reality, finding inspiration (and in that sense being guided) by established and well documented fact. Like countless individuals in their schooldays, I read … Continue reading

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Introduction (Continued) (From previous blog)

I intend to follow on here immediately from the above (so it might be as well to read its last sentence again). In Greek history (within which both legend and myth are inextricably intertwined) Asclepius• was the god of healing. … Continue reading

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Introduction (Continued) (From previous blog)

in my most recent blog, I made specific reference to the well-documented triune relationship that we are all daily aware of, of body, mind and spirit. It is, of course, perfectly apparent that of the three, only body is open … Continue reading

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Depression iiic: When all the joy goes out of living.

Continuing on from last week, it is also important to remember that Geraldine was being treated with a combination of cytotoxic drugs, which have, in some cases, been reported to be associated with chemically-induced depression; although it should be stressed … Continue reading

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Depression iiib; when all the joy goes out of living.

Perhaps I might pause here from my account concerning Geraldine in my most recent blog; this in order to outline in greater detail a little more about chemically (or biogenically) induced depression. As it happens, we all – in the … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety: an Introduction.

Let me begin this blog with a couple of paragraphs, simply intended to record and reflect upon a truly universal mental and behavioural phenomenon. Human fear and anxiety are as old as is humanity itself. Indeed, our sub- and early … Continue reading

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Finding help from without…and from within!

First things first in this blog: I want to make a further, albeit brief and general, comment about surgical routines, in so far as they affect the newly-presenting patient. Much of any detail concerning the immediate aspects of surgery is … Continue reading

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