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Immunisation and global solidarity

By Paul Mulholland | May 5, 2021 |

Vaccines have dominated the news agenda recently for obvious reasons. But it can be easy to forget that Covid-19 is…

How to cure cases of ‘Zoomitis’

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 5, 2021 |

Experts are starting to look at why video conferences leave us so fatigued and what we can do to improve…

Public health agreement long overdue, but welcome

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 23, 2021 |

The IMO’s annual general meeting (AGM), held on 17 April, was unlike any other in the Organisation’s history. Instead of…

GPs not to blame for vaccination delays

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 15, 2021 |

Recently, on RTÉ radio’s Liveline, Co Limerick GP Dr Kieran Murphy said he would not be participating in the next…

The ‘open notes’ revolution

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 15, 2021 |

While allowing patients to view their medical records is a move toward greater transparency, some doctors have concerns On 5…

The age of anxieties

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Apr 15, 2021 |

Making patients aware of the possibility that an ‘intolerance of uncertainty’ is contributing to their ruminations and anxieties can be…

What do international comparisons of Covid-19 responses tell us?

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 6, 2021 |

HIQA’s recent international review of different ‘lockdown’ strategies contains an important caveat at the end.“Public health measures adopted by countries…

Why the Hippocratic oath is a load of nonsense

By Dr Pat Harrold | Apr 6, 2021 |

I’ll be sticking steadfast to the Medical Council ethical guidance in favour of bygone oaths ‘Do you seriously mean to…

What does the experience of Covid-19 have to teach us?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 6, 2021 |

Being ready for the next pandemic goes beyond science and requires looking at societal issues One year on from the…

We shouldn’t forget how Covid taught us things can change overnight if they have to

By Dr Neasa Conneally | Mar 24, 2021 |

The health service needs to resist slipping back into the old way of doing things O ne year on from…

Remembering we are mortal

By George Winter | Mar 24, 2021 |

People with conditions, such as motor neurone disease, and their carers deserve as much funding for research and quality-of-life enhancement…

Lack of independent bioethical advice is cause for concern

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 24, 2021 |

Amongst the multitude of challenges the Covid-19 crisis has posed society are issues of serious ethical concern. Early in the…

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