By way of telling my story, this is an edited version of a talk I gave for the local palliative care team’s annual memorial service… We really need to talk more about death. Death matters. We all do it. It is an inevitable part of life. And yet we shroud it in euphemism, hushed secrecy, … More Memorial service speech – my story
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
Beautiful reflection here of the loss of a babe https://www.gps-can.com.au/the-stories/remembering-juniper
Here is a link to a wonderful insight and reflection about grieving a miscarriage as a medical couple.
This is the story of Dr Emily Islam as told in the RACGP news.
I gave a couple of pecha kucha presentations at a recent GP conference which I have recorded and will post here. They over lap a little but each has a slightly different focus. Doctors and grieving I have been a GP in country South Australia for over 25 years. In 2002 I hooked up with … More Doctors and Grieving
I gave a couple of pecha kucha presentations at a recent GP conference which I have recorded and will post here. They over lap a little but each has a slightly different focus. Online support & grief I am talking in this session about online support and grief. Before I jump into this, let me … More Online grief support
This was about my emotions after a lovely teenager I cared for (the daughter of medical colleagues/friends) passed away after a battle with a specific type of Leukemia I diagnosed almost unwittingly. I gave a lot of thought about documenting my experience -as a GP caring for a teenager -beautiful both inside and out. It … More Caring for a colleague’s daughter
I lost a patient in early April. BB was not just “a patient” she was the most compliant of all my patients . I looked after her from her first visit to her last (16+y. ). Looking at the computerized record I noted she saw some of my colleagues from time to time but I … More What do you do when a patient dies?
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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…
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
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