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Words are not enough. It’s time young people’s mental health is taken seriously

Words are not enough. It’s time young people’s mental health is taken seriously

Elliot Clissold Comment Editor It shouldn’t take a high court judge to find a hospital bed for a suicidal girl. We need more than false promises and empty platitudes if we are to help our society’s most vulnerable. Whilst shadowing an on-call psychiatry trainee recently, I managed to sneak in a hurried conversation whilst running between wards. It started with […]

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Editor’s letter 2015 No. 14

Editor’s letter 2015 No. 14

[box] Last month, our Editor-in-Chief did a stretch in a forensic unit [/box] Murder is a complicated thing. So complicated in fact that society is drawn so easily to lengthy, rumbling media campaigns about those who commit the crime. The battle that each of us has is trying to comprehend the circumstances, both physical and emotional, that led someone to […]

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Medical student? Yes, but human too!

Medical student? Yes, but human too!

It’s a well-known fact that medics are a competitive bunch. We have our own sports teams, come exam time we all brag about how much work we’re doing, and when results are out, we all want to know each other’s decile ranking. Medical school seems to be a competition where not only do you have to study the hardest, but […]

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‘A Year of the Arts’  Reflections from the  UCL Medical Humanities student group

‘A Year of the Arts’ Reflections from the UCL Medical Humanities student group

By Harriet Williams  It is often said that ‘Medicine is both an art and a science’. This phrase can sometimes be used to explain the approach needed to deal with the complex web of interactions, decisions and ethical dilemmas in everyday clinical practice. As I go through medical school and meet patients with a wide variety of ideas, viewpoints and […]

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A healthy education – an interview with Victoria Hanton, hospital schoolteacher

A healthy education – an interview with Victoria Hanton, hospital schoolteacher

By Shane Weinmann Admission to hospital can be a frightening and disorientating experience for anyone, especially children. A stay on the children’s ward means losing touch with friends, being taken away from toys, activities and games, and missing school. How do we make sure children access these things on the ward? How can we make the hospital environment more “normal” […]

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The Student Funding Shortfall

The Student Funding Shortfall

[box] Rob Cleaver talks to ICSM Welfare Officer Jennie Watson about the troubling survey that found over 90% of NHS funded medical students have financial concerns [/box] Adequate funding is a substantial barrier for many UK students but a shocking survey conducted by the ICSM Welfare Officer has highlighted just how desperate the financial situation is for many medical students in their final two […]

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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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Loneliness is both the cause and effect of our social media addiction

Loneliness is both the cause and effect of our social media addiction

[box]Rob Cleaver explores the issue of loneliness in an increasingly global society[/box] In a modern society such as our own we are often caught bemoaning a lack of human intimacy, a distance between us and the world. We blame external factors of course, no human readily accepts blame, whilst we nuzzle lovingly with our electronic devices – refreshing, refreshing, refreshing. […]

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How the Mentally Ill Pose a Greater Risk to Themselves Than to Us

How the Mentally Ill Pose a Greater Risk to Themselves Than to Us

[box] Rob Cleaver explains the misreported truths of risks posed by the mentally ill [/box] We in the 21st century are very much in favour of purging the prejudices that still lurk in the dark back alleys of Britain. We are plodding progressively towards an enlightened world where women are no longer discriminated against and also towards a disability, racially and […]

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