Articles Of The Week November 28, 2021
We quite often highlight things around mental health but to this day I don’t think we give enough attention to athletes and the toll mental health can take on them. This is a great example of how a professional athlete is using their platform to raise awareness around this.
Tyson Fury opens up on his mental health: ‘I have been unwell all my life. I didn’t know what it was’ – Kevin Garside
No matter what part of healthcare you work in, informed consent is a crucial part of the patient/therapist interaction. What we see here is a healthcare provider giving treatments with no evidence behind them. Unfortunately, we see this regularly in our profession with many of the narratives behind some modalities that are offered as continuing education. This should be a warning to all of us in healthcare about informed consent and proper treatment.
Naturopath who gave vitamin IVs to mental health patient without doctors’ knowledge faces renewed probe – Bethany Lindsay
We often preach about evidence-based practice and the importance of incorporating research into practice. But it turns out this is even an issue with doctors and this questions their ability to deliver effective care. While we often preach that we can do better as a profession, turns out all healthcare professions need to do better as well.
How doctors are betraying the Hippocratic oath – Ian A Harris & Rachelle Buchbinder
It’s not often that pain science is applied to athletes but in this study (which highlights the work of our friend Morten Hogh) it argues that, in the context of sports medicine, pain and injury are two distinct entities and shouldn’t be lumped together.
Why Pain Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Injured – Alex Hutchinson
What do we do with the initial information we receive when a new person comes to see us? Well, there are several things and this article gives some great advice on how to proceed.
Making First Contact: What To Do With All That Information! Part 1 – Bronnie Lennox Thompson
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