Medical students are practising invasive techniques on themselves and fellow students, a new study shows. But aside from obvious safety concerns, is there anything wrong with self-practice?
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
Medical students are using virtual reality to help them learn anatomy. But is it the game changing technology some people say it is?
Junior doctors are often blamed when things go wrong in hospital. But are we placing too many demands on them?
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
Highly engaged doctors do much better on a wide range of important measures, from clinical performance, financial management and safety indicators to patient experience and overall quality standards.
Listen up junior doctors, here is your survival guide.
Pay-for-performance for doctors works brilliantly ... but only in theory.
Throughout the medical profession, there is a culture of fear surrounding mental illness.
In Australia, estimates suggest undesired harmful effects from medication or other intervention such as surgery occur in around 17% of hospital admissions. But blaming the doctors won't help.
Instead of scouring the developing world for healthcare staff, we should be doing more to help doctors and nurses arriving here as refugees to join in.
David Cameron promised a seven days a week GP service by 2020, but without considering the possible knock-on effects
The global game of supply and demand that lets UK doctors move abroad for better pay is the same force pushing down salaries at home.
The health secretary should consider the history of his predecessors all the way back to Aneurin Bevan when it comes to keeping doctors happy.
Sacks was able to communicate the fascinating workings of the brain in ways that evoked understanding and compassion.
If the relationship between the government and the medical profession is the 'politics of the double bed', then this couple are in a rocky patch.
Legal requirements for doctors to report family violence to police may sound good at first glance. But evidence shows it's better doctors are trained to support women to make their own decisions.
Skilled mid level health care workers can relieve the workload of other health care workers and can help make universal health care a reality for South Africans.
If South Africa's complete health workforce is tallied, there is not a critical shortage of human resources to provide health care services.
Research suggests that physician-led hospitals do better, so let's have more of them please.