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Moving to the country

The following blog is written by Dr Christie Bryant, a medical intern at Peninsula Health.  Usually, the most noticeable thing about Mr Hope* is his long white Santa-esque beard. Today however, it is the steady trickle of blood from his left leg down into his shoe. I start our conversation the way I always do […]

A better death

This blog is written by Dr Harmeen Kaur, a medical intern at Peninsula Health. I don’t have any answers for you today; all I have are questions.  Questions about what it means to die in a hospital and whether we, as medical professionals, can do anything differently.  I used to have such a romanticised notion […]

“I’m probably meeting you on one of the worst days of your life” – what it’s like to work as a junior doctor in the Emergency Department

This blog is written by Dr. Dan Bronsema, a medical intern at Peninsula Health. It’s 10pm on a Friday night. I’m nearing the end of my first evening shift. I pick up my next patient – an older lady who’s had a fall at home, knocking her head on the dresser. Her daughters are interstate […]

Obtaining a diagnosis in the Emergency Department

This blog is written by Dr. Victor Ge, a medical intern at Peninsula Health. As junior doctors in the Emergency Department (ED) we frequently find ourselves speaking to patients about their symptoms. Sometimes the main reason patients come to ED is for the relief of symptoms such as severe pain. More often it is the […]