Daily Archives: 30/08/2014

Listen up, doctors: Here’s how to talk to your patients

Introduction It is said that over 80% of diagnoses are made on history alone, a further 5-10% on examination and the remainder on investigation.[1] Whether this adage is true or not may be open to debate but it is clear that history and examination skills remain at the very core of clinical practice. This record […]

The Hippocratic Oath Today

The Hippocratic Oath Today The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. Here you’ll find classical and modern versions of the oath as well as a brief article that offers a sense of the controversial nature of the oath today. Follow links at the bottom of the page to post your […]

meditation and mindfulness

MBCT courses are proliferating across the UK – but research in the US found some who practised some types of Buddhist meditation were assailed by traumatic memories and impairment in social relationships. Photograph: Luis Alvarez/Getty Images/Vetta In a first floor room above a gridlocked London street, 20 strangers shuffle on to mats and cushions. There’s […]