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An evidence-base for e-consultations

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jun 3, 2020 |

More research is required before telemedicine becomes mainstream practice First of all, a confession: Bless me, for I have sinned.…

Protecting the vulnerable from Covid-19

By Paul Mulholland | Jun 3, 2020 |

To date, Ireland has avoided the feared Covid-19 surge. This is, of course, to be welcomed and credit should go…

Mental health fallout from pandemic must be addressed

By Paul Mulholland | May 22, 2020 |

he Covid-19 pandemic has ramifications for all aspects of society and our daily lives. As lockdown becomes our ‘new normal’,…

When chickens come home to roost

By Dr Pat Harrold | May 13, 2020 |

The pandemic has led to thoughts on how we treat our poultry When I saw the local paper open on…

A call for intellectual humility

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 13, 2020 |

Dr Danielle Ofri’s new book does not necessarily play to her undoubted writing skills When Dr Danielle Ofri opened her…

The pandemic will not make IR issues go away

By sa | May 13, 2020 |

It was always going to be the case that the unity which characterised the health service’s and medical community’s reaction…

The chill of the unknown

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Apr 30, 2020 |

We must come to terms with living in a new uncertain world It was a beautiful spring morning. Bright, crisp…

The long, tough road ahead

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 30, 2020 |

An exit strategy from social distancing restrictions is necessary and the Government needs to outline how this will be achieved…

The needs of non-Covid 19 patients cannot be forgotten

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 30, 2020 |

Some things are noticeable by their absence. During these early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has not been much…

Vital to stop spread of Covid-19 in the residential care sector

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 21, 2020 |

ne of the most worrying trends in the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland has been the outbreak of infections in…

A callous concept for Covid-19 control

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 10, 2020 |

The promotion of herd immunity is ageist and borders on euthanasia The coronavirus pandemic keeps throwing up unusual reactions. The…

When ‘real’ life rivals fiction

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 31, 2020 |

Speaking recently to the New York Times, Ms Sandra Zampa, Under Secretary of Italy’s Health Ministry, said when Covid-19 first spread…

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