Category: Occupational health

Should telling patients they can no longer drive be straightforward?

05 Oct 2017 516 Comments

I find one of the more difficult conversations with patients about their cardiac disease is when we have to advise them to stop driving. This enforced change in lifestyle markedly affects everyone, especially the elderly. In my practice in a rural city, the impact is that bit greater as there...

Are you maintaining your skeletal integrity at work?

19 Aug 2016 33 Comments

“I needed a seat, my sciatica is really bad today,” said my EP colleague as I walked into his office at lunchtime, “it’s bad enough being sore with tingling down my leg, and then I get eyelid scissors that don’t cut...I never get sharp bloody scissors anymore!!” There are many...