Top – Trust me, I’m a disabled doctor


An A&E guide, a psychiatrist, and two junior medical doctors swap notes on being disabled within the medical career.

The Red Tea Detox

Emergency medication guide Dr Cieran McKiernan speaks on the perils of self-diagnosis. He misplaced his leg after failing to deal with a blister which grew to become a 5cm-sq gap in his foot.

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Trainee GP Dr Hannah Barham-Brown’s wheelchair means she’s often mistaken for a affected person, whereas Dr Emily Burns noticed one affected person’s ‘prognosis’ of Question Malingering – a euphemism for faking it – was really Ehlers Danlos syndrome, a uncommon situation she has herself.

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Dr Caroline Walker says she hasn’t bought to go far to seek out medical doctors who, like her, have psychological well being difficulties.

The foursome chat concerning the ups and down of the medical career, the ambition to embrace range and the way working lower than full-time hours might be useful to all junior medical doctors.

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Produced by Emma Tracey.

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