Branding livers

An eminent surgeon made headline news in 2013 when he was found to have branded his initials on his patient’s liver. This week he made the news again as he pleaded guilty to assault. But is branding livers was really a big deal at all?

Managing autism in the ED

This month’s Podcast of the Month is from Pomegranate Health. In a 30 minute podcast carer Annette talks about raising her teenage grandson, Aaron, who has Autism. Meenakshi Rattan (Paediatrician, Campbelltown Hospital) and Kenneth Nunn (Psychiatrist, Children’s Hospital Westmead) discuss the challenges that a busy emergency department creates for patients like Aaron. They offer some…

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