Welcome to DocGrief

Death, doctors and personal grief Hello and welcome. This site is intended to fill a gap in the www being a dedicated space for health professionals to reflect and explore our relationship with death and grief, particularly when personally affected by a death in the family. For my purposes here, I define family as including … More Welcome to DocGrief

“I’m more like herpes than Ebola” – spreading the message about driving fitness

Originally posted on Genevieve's anthology:
Assessing to Drive teaching Sydney June 2017 Since my partner was hit and killed in 2015 by an unfit elderly driver, I’ve been on a mission to increase awareness of the importance of fitness to drive assessments by health professionals. My YouTube video on assessing fitness to drive has…

Workplace triggers

Yesterday I completed my three days of ENAME (Emergency Nursing and Midwife Educaction) education. Up until lunchtime I felt I could take on the world! My confidence soared as I had confronted the Asthma Scenario on day two and hung in there! I was sitting between two colleagues who had been in attendance on the … More Workplace triggers

The autopsy report

Dealing with an autopsy report of a loved one as a doctor. Today marks 12 years since MJ died. A post on a GP Facebook page started a thread about discussing autopsy reports with next of kin when the deceased or the NOK is a regular patient. It sparked a few reflections about dealing with … More The autopsy report

Christmas Reflections

25th December, 2016 Christmas means different things to different people. For Christians, it is, of course, a fundamentally important event spiritually. For those of other faiths, and the non-religious, Christmas has different connotations. You may or may not choose to celebrate it, but one thing is for sure, living in a place like an Australia, … More Christmas Reflections

Dr Mike Winters- don’t forget A & B (reflecting on witnessing his grandfather’s cardiac arrest )

SMACC conferences seem to be amazing melting pots of lived experience coupled with a passion for telling stories. SMACC is Social Media and Critical Care. Those involved have a busy presence on Twitter and a variety of blogs, and their international conferences sell out in moments, melting down the internet while they do! The background … More Dr Mike Winters- don’t forget A & B (reflecting on witnessing his grandfather’s cardiac arrest )