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What does it mean to be a hospital chaplain? An interview with Fr Peter Harries, OP

What does it mean to be a hospital chaplain? An interview with Fr Peter Harries, OP

In the increasingly secular world, it seems strange to have a hospital chaplaincy. Why do we need one? Do they do anything useful for the patients in hospital? In an attempt to try and answer these questions, we interviewed Fr Peter Harries, the Lead Chaplain at University College London Hospital (UCLH). The chaplaincy is located next to the hospital’s busy […]

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Doubt and Clarity – Alternative Medical Careers

Doubt and Clarity – Alternative Medical Careers

[box] Hygin Prasad Fernandez talks to doctors at Medikidz who left the wards in search of alternative medical careers [/box] February might be a harrowing month for many a medic. The confluence of Valentine’s Day and the looming spectre of examinations create a confusing mix of emotions. Am I in love? Have I studied enough? Or often times, why am […]

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When does life begin? Is it valuable from its very beginning?

When does life begin? Is it valuable from its very beginning?

By Joe Barron-Snowdon The UK law is unjust! Or at least parts of it are. In this article I am going to propose that there are clear inconsistencies within the UK law surrounding how and when we determine the right to life of an extremely premature baby. By exploring how the current successful resuscitation of extremely premature babies impacts abortion […]

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Interview with G. M. G. a sister of an ex – premature baby

Interview with G. M. G. a sister of an ex – premature baby

If you read the previous article in the Feature TMS is doing on Resuscitating Extreme Babies (if you have not you can at this link: http://108.179.231.111/~themedn6/2015/01/12/should-we-resuscitate-extremely-premature-babies-an-interview-with-dr-sara-hamilton-consultant-paediatrician/) you may have seen the comment G. M. G made where she bravely shared the story of her sister who is an ex – premature baby. On very short notice, I was able to […]

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Should we resuscitate extremely premature babies? An interview with Dr Sara Hamilton – Consultant Paediatrician

Should we resuscitate extremely premature babies? An interview with Dr Sara Hamilton – Consultant Paediatrician

By Anne Tan It was 5pm on a Tuesday evening when I apprehensively popped my head into the doctor’s office on the paediatric unit where Dr Hamilton said I would be able to find her. The room was bustling with activity as the doctors on the day shift were handing over to the night team. Leaning against the wall I […]

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An Interview with a Sexual Health Doctor – Dr Jonathan Cartledge

An Interview with a Sexual Health Doctor – Dr Jonathan Cartledge

By Anne Tan I was a bit nervous before interviewing Dr Cartledge. This was because aside from being a Sexual Health Consultant Physician, he is also the Academic Lead for Year 5 medical students at University College London. Truth be told, he had already called me out for falling asleep in a lecture earlier this year. Luckily it was a […]

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HIV Need Not Stop You

HIV Need Not Stop You

By Anne Tan Christopher Sandford, 67, is an Elite Controller. This means he is part of an extremely rare group of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients whose immune systems can keep viral loads low without anti-retroviral treatment. Sandford has a mutation on the HIV’s co-receptor on the White Blood Cell (WBC), the Co-Chemokine Receptor 5 (CCR5). This mutation has […]

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In Remembrance of their Memories – an interview with a war veteran

In Remembrance of their Memories – an interview with a war veteran

By Hygin Fernandez Mr. Glenn Owen was a soldier in the British army from 1974 -1986 and he was posted to Northern Ireland for the last 2 years of his career. When he first reintegrated himself with civilian life, all was well and he began work as a prison officer. For many years, he did not feel particularly troubled or […]

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Keep Calm and Carry on….the unwinnable war in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Keep Calm and Carry on….the unwinnable war in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

By Anne Tan ‘Keep Calm and Carry on’ was a slogan used by the British government to boost national morale before the start of the Second World War. Rediscovered in 2000, the slogan has now been parodied many times over and has become a British cultural icon in its own right, the mantra of the indomitable British stoicism. But is […]

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A Perverse Fantasy

A Perverse Fantasy

[box] Daryl Cheng’s flight of fancy on a windswept…platform [/box] It’s another typical journey on the tube at rush hour in the evening. After a long day, you’re just happy to listen to your music whilst your thoughts flit across your consciousness, with you barely paying them any attention. The carriage is somewhat crowded, but you manage to perch at […]

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