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Disabled Doctors

June 13, 2019

An A&E consultant, a psychiatrist, and two junior doctors swap notes on being disabled in the medical profession.

Emergency medicine consultant Dr Cieran McKiernan speaks on the perils of self-diagnosis. He lost his leg after failing to treat a blister which became a 5cm-sq hole in his foot.

Trainee GP Dr Hannah Barham-Brown’s wheelchair means she’s regularly mistaken for a patient, while Dr Emily Burns spotted one patient’s ‘diagnosis’ of Query Malingering – a euphemism for faking it – was actually Ehlers Danlos syndrome, a rare condition she has herself.

Dr Caroline Walker says she hasn’t got to go far to find doctors who, like her, have mental health difficulties.

The foursome chat about the ups and down of the medical profession, the ambition to embrace diversity and how working less than full-time hours could be beneficial to all junior doctors.

Produced by Emma Tracey. A full transcript is available here.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Nathiya Manoj permalink
    June 17, 2019 6:48 am

    This is an informative post. Got a lot of info and details from here. Thank you for sharing this and looking forward to reading more of your post.
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  2. June 17, 2019 8:30 am

    This post shows that doctors have to sacrifice a lot in their lives and by the way its a very good post that shows you can achieve anything in your life regardless of the disability.

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