Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Seasons Greetings!

I'm sure you'd be pleased to know it's not all humdrum in journal-land. The BMJ's Christmas Special has brought up a number of well-worn chestnuts in a timely & humourous fashion.

Who'd have thought Clooney et al would be involved in a serious study, pitting the attractiveness of surgeons versus their physician counterparts? Read the conclusions of the Barcelona-based study group here.

Ditto the oft-trivialised experiences of doctors as patients. A marriage between medics is one phenomenon seen sporadically at the shrink's, but what about the real psychology doctors experienced when letting someone else take control? The responses to 'Doctors as Patients' are certainly interesting to behold & indeed empathise with, in addition to the thoughts of our Kiwi counterparts on how they think their doctors should dress. There's certainly some food for thought, given the ongoing review in proximal climes.

A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you all - let's take a special minute to raise our glasses in thanks to Giskin for yet another successful year!

Keep Blogging!

1 comment:

Giskin said...

Hey, S! Great to see you back on the blog. Thanks for this interesting selection of articles. One of last year's med hum students wrote a very interesting article arguing that patients with good-looking doctors are likely to do better!