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The new reality of medical decision-making

By Dr Muiris Houston | Mar 20, 2020 |

Over the coming weeks and months, doctors will face some very difficult ethical decisions, especially involving triage and the rationing…

The great AI myth

By Dr Muiris Houston | Mar 9, 2020 |
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AI will not replace doctors and should be considered as just another clinical tool to help achieve more accurate diagnoses…

‘Leaveism’ — the new curse of the workplace

By Dr Muiris Houston | Feb 27, 2020 |
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We are close to accepting a tech-enabled, 24-7 working culture from which it is increasingly difficult to switch off Readers…

The joy of four

By Dr Muiris Houston | Feb 3, 2020 |
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With reported gains in productivity and happier staff, could the health service ever introduce a four-day working week? orking a…

The madcap in medical research

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jan 21, 2020 |
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From MRIs of sexual intercourse, to which specialties are more likely to receive speeding tickets, the BMJ Christmas issues have…

Reading recommendations for doctors

By Dr Muiris Houston | Dec 17, 2019 |

Here is a selection of books medics might enjoy over the holiday season hristmas is coming, and I’m sure many…

The myth of the superdoctor

By Dr Muiris Houston | Nov 22, 2019 |

The evidence of the rise of burnout among doctors is accumulating How would you feel about being called a ‘superdoctor’?…

Swearing by curse words

By Dr Muiris Houston | Nov 1, 2019 |

As swearing becoming more common? Certainly in the print media, there is less squeamishness about printing the full ‘f… word’.…

An advocate for advocacy

By Dr Muiris Houston | Oct 22, 2019 |

The IHCA’s ‘Care Can’t Wait’ campaign is a good example of doctors advocating for patients I am a strong believer…

Just what does it mean to be a resilient doctor?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Sep 19, 2019 |

Resilience is hard to define and examining the topic can raise more questions than answers Am I the only one…

Will the new structures be more than a rejig?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Sep 11, 2019 |

The division of the health service into six regions has raised more questions than answers So the next stage in…

Framing the bigger picture of the Ebola epidemic

By Dr Muiris Houston | Aug 20, 2019 |

The Ebola outbreak shows that public health in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in a state of emergency The…

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