On ITV2’s Love Island
Author: George Gillett
Reflections on a pandemic
As we muddle through relaxing our lockdown, the overwhelming public mood seems to be one of anger
What does it mean to reduce the stigma of mental health?
We shouldn’t alter the reality of mental illness to suit public opinion
The global community are failing on health conditions in Palestine
Acute and chronic challenges affect both patients and staff
On chasing happiness (and becoming content)
The happiness industry is booming, yet few of us are happier. Why not?
Studying medicine in a war zone
Interviews with three Syrian medical students about life during the crisis
The Charlie Gard case should make us question our attitudes to parental autonomy
This article was originally published on BMJ blogs and can be found here. — The year is 2040. After years of campaigning, the UK introduces its first assisted dying legislation. Active euthanasia is legalised for those suffering from a terminal illness and a number of patients make use of the legislation in the following months….
What will the Charlie Gard case mean for euthanasia campaigners?
This article was originally published in the Spectator, and can be found here. — The tragic case of Charlie Gard, an 11-month old baby suffering from a rare genetic condition, has divided the nation. In January, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital advised that Charlie, who is currently being kept alive with a ventilator and feeding tube,…
Theresa May wants to “rip up” the Mental Health Act. Why?
The prime minister has criticised current legislation without explaining what will take its place
“Communication skills” and the problem with fake patients
Is an obsession with communication side-lining our ability to care?
The myth of post-truth politics
Ignore the experts: why the “post-truth era” is a welcome revolution against the marketisation of everyday life
Down’s Syndrome: from diagnosis to identity?
How a mother taught me more about Down’s Syndrome than any doctor could have