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Introducing abortion: The story so far

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The commencement of routine abortion services at the beginning of 2019 has proven challenging for medical services. Catherine Reilly reports…

Raising the standard of bereavement care in hospitals

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the two-year implementation period for the HSE National Standards for Bereavement Care Following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death draws…

The journey from ‘should’ to ‘must’ in open disclosure

By David Lynch | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are significant reforms on the way in ‘open disclosure’, which seek to change how doctors communicate with patients. David…

More than 1,000 Irish children potentially affected by valproate syndrome, estimates HSE study

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A conference this month will examine the consequences of sodium valproate exposure in the womb, with a new report indicating…

A new path for the regulation of mental health services

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) recently launched its statement of strategy 2019 to 2022. Paul Mulholland speaks to the MHC’s…

Drugs, bugs, falls, and diseases — young scientists tackle our health problems

By Dr Peadar McGing | Mar 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Peadar McGing reports on a number of fascinating health-related projects on show at the recent 2019 BT Young Scientist…

An assessment of health technology assessments

By sa | Mar 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a healthcare environment brimming with competing priorities, the need to underpin policy decisions with evidence is becoming more important.…

Battle over healthcare intensifies in US

By sa | Feb 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

‘Medicare for all’, the constitutionality of Obamacare and how to deal with rising medical costs are the main healthcare issues…

Primary care centres — what is the new model?

By sa | Feb 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Niamh Cahill Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre opened to the public nearly a decade ago with the plan of developing a…

Know any fed-up doctors? It might be compassion fatigue

By sa | Feb 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Justin Brophy outlines what medical professionals can do to guard against compassion fatigue

Going, going, gone – examining doctor burnout

By sa | Feb 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following her recent article on physician suicide, Priscilla Lynch examines the issue of extreme burnout in the medical profession, with a particular focus on the hospital system

Cancer services and the transgender population

By sa | Feb 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Non-conforming gender individuals have a higher risk of developing cancer, yet services are not tailored for the population. Paul Mulholland reports on research from Cork, which seeks to shed some light on the problem

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