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Health and wellbeing in the midst of a pandemic

By Prof Gaye Cunnane | Feb 8, 2021 |

Director of Health and Wellbeing, RCPI and Professor of Rheumatology at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, Prof Gaye…

Psychiatry’s pandemic challenge

By David Lynch | Jan 25, 2021 |

Mental health services are crucial in the pandemic and are facing a uniquely difficult period. David Lynch reports In October…

The worldwide health crises obscured by Covid-19

By Bette Browne | Jan 25, 2021 |

Global humanitarian health crises are surging amid the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Bette Browne The world is seeing an unprecedented surge…

Transplant and vaccination access a concern for renal patients

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 22, 2021 |

Challenges in maintaining the transplantation programme and timing of access to Covid-19 vaccination for end-stage kidney disease patients are being…

The experience of anaesthesiologists on the frontline

By Dr Brian Kinirons | Jan 19, 2021 |

With the Covid-19 crisis continuing to present a real and substantial threat to the ongoing protection of public health and…

Examining liver disease and increased Covid-19 severity

By Anna Wedderburn | Jan 11, 2021 |

Anna Wedderburn speaks to Irish researchers investigating why individuals with liver disease are more vulnerable to the serious consequences of…

Restrictive measures in clinical practice in mental healthcare

By Prof Brendan Kelly | Jan 11, 2021 |

Prof Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, writes that recent reports into coercive practices in mental healthcare…

EAP – Lending a helping hand to HSE employees in their hour of need

By Dr Muiris Houston, Mr Morgan Lucey | Jan 11, 2021 |

Dr Muiris Houston, Occupational Medicine Specialist and Clinical Strategist, HSE; and Mr Morgan Lucey, National Lead with the HSE employee…

Introducing physician associates to Ireland: The story so far

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 11, 2021 |

The Medical Independent has closely tracked the introduction of physician associates into Irish healthcare since 2015. National recognition and regulation…

Doctors’ reflections on an ongoing pandemic

By David Lynch | Dec 14, 2020 |

Five doctors reflect on an unforgettable year and look ahead to 2021 and the possible future course of the pandemic.…

2020: A year like no other

By sa | Dec 14, 2020 |

The Medical Independent charts the news and views from Irish healthcare in 2020, a year when the world depended on…

What President Biden’s administration means for the health of the US

By Bette Browne | Dec 14, 2020 |

Healthcare is a core part of President-Elect Joe Biden’s political agenda. But with the second surge of Covid-19 raging across…

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