An Australian family doctor in COVID-19 – are doctors burning out in the face of the pandemic?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance but this goes without saying. Date of interview: 23rd March 2020 … Continue reading An Australian family doctor in COVID-19 – are doctors burning out in the face of the pandemic?

A Filippino family doctor in COVID-19 – is this a disease of two cities?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance but this goes without saying. Date of interview: 22nd March 2020 … Continue reading A Filippino family doctor in COVID-19 – is this a disease of two cities?

An Indonesian family doctor in COVID-19 – In a community accustomed to suffering, it’s hard to feel lonely

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance but this goes without saying. Date of interview: 19th March 2020 … Continue reading An Indonesian family doctor in COVID-19 – In a community accustomed to suffering, it’s hard to feel lonely

A Catalonian family doctor in COVID-19 – How much can you give before it’s too much? A crisis of PPE

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance but this goes without saying. Date of interview: 17th March 2020 … Continue reading A Catalonian family doctor in COVID-19 – How much can you give before it’s too much? A crisis of PPE

A German family doctor in COVID-19 – can a decentralised system centralise a pandemic response?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance but this goes without saying. Date of interview 15th March 2020 … Continue reading A German family doctor in COVID-19 – can a decentralised system centralise a pandemic response?

A Japanese family doctor in COVID-19 – is disaster-preparedness the key?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 13th March 2020 Number of confirmed cases at … Continue reading A Japanese family doctor in COVID-19 – is disaster-preparedness the key?

A North Italian family doctor in COVID-19 – a tale from the epicentre

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 12th March 2020 Number of cases at time … Continue reading A North Italian family doctor in COVID-19 – a tale from the epicentre

A Hong Kong family doctor in COVID-19 – surviving the first wave

This week, I have managed to interview Dr Loretta Chan, a family doctor in Hong Kong who I met through the WONCA Asia Pacific Young Doctor's group called the Rajakumar Movement. We spent some time together at the WONCA conference in Kyoto last year and she is truly a vivacious positive character and an extremely … Continue reading A Hong Kong family doctor in COVID-19 – surviving the first wave