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Pandemic ‘burnout’ impacting on patient care – WHO’s Dr Ryan

By David Lynch | December 3, 2020

Burnout among healthcare workers (HCWs) is a serious issue during the current pandemic, which directly impacts on patient care, Executive Director at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Mike Ryan has told this newspaper. Dr Ryan was recently awarded a Human Rights Award by The Bar of Ireland. During an online press…

‘Insufficient’ occupational health resources for outbreak control

HSE defends guidance on respirator masks

Addition of ADA-SCID to newborn blood screening ‘not likely’ until 2022

‘Significant’ pension liabilities facing Medical Council


Irish guidance unmasked

Catherine Reilly delves through national and international guidance on when healthcare workers should wear respirator masks in this pandemic and asks if Ireland has taken the right approach 

Burnout, bullying and excess hours raised in new Council Report

Dec 4, 2020

Thoracic Society calls for dedicated respiratory units due to Covid-19 impact

Dec 3, 2020

Chasing zero: Is elimination workable?

Dec 3, 2020

The need to solve medicine’s language problem

Dec 3, 2020


George Winter

The problem of retractions and contentious papers


Dr Lucia Gannon

Christmas past, present, and future

Virtual asthma and COPD reviews

By Ruth Morrow

Global initiative for asthma (GINA) – What’s new in 2020


Understanding asthma and sinus disease


Virtual asthma and COPD reviews

By Ruth Morrow

The GMA T50 – the hypercar everyone in the industry is talking about


Gordon Murray’s new offering promises to be the next big thing It’s rare to ask a doctor how to make money, or what is a safe investment for your money. There’s enough of us in NAMA to know we’re not the best at investments. It’s funny, but it is an occasional question I’m asked, purely…

How we talk about illness

Title: The Language of Illness Author: Fergus Shanahan Publisher: Liberties Press (2020)Reviewer: Prof Brendan Kelly The practice of medicine is a largely narrative endeavour. People come to doctors with a dizzying array of problems, symptoms, worries, and fears. Each person tells their story. We listen. We try to understand their narrative and see how it…

Mushrooms- Putting the ‘fun’ in fungi


On a fine autumn morning, I am sometimes lured from my desk and into the woods in search of mushrooms. There was a time when I had no competition but in the last few years, possibly with the growth in our Eastern European population, that has changed. Last year, two people in Ireland came close…

A talk with … Bianca Divito


Lead artist at Divito Studios, Bianca Divito is an award-winning stained-glass designer and conservator, hailing from Co Wicklow. Having worked on the conservation of priceless stained glass windows throughout Europe, her deep understanding of her craft led her to experiment with outdoor installations, as well as innovative techniques and materials — including airbrushing, Swarovski crystals…

DNA (do not abbreviate) – first blood drawn in the war against acronyms

Fair dinkum to the researchers at the University of South Australia, who analysed 24 million scientific articles and 18 million abstracts in the noble task of assessing the use of acronyms by scientific researchers in published papers. In case you were wondering, in all the millions of papers, the most widely-used acronym over the past…

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