being/human – the why

This essay is based on the talk I was asked to give at BadEMFest18 in South Africa. When I submitted my pitch I suggested I could talk about ‘something to do with paediatrics… or anything really, I’m happy to help out‘. Then I opened the DM from the team and found that I was given…

On Rudeness

“Hey Tessa, I didn’t realise you were such a genius”. I was on my way back to ED from my lunch break and the ortho reg was sitting laughing with one of our locum SHOs. I smiled nervously, “Oh thanks for coming to see the patient”. “I didn’t realise you were a genius”. He said…

Read all about it! – the second edition

Back in 2016 the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health tried an experiment. Every day they tweeted out an article link that was valid for 24 hours. You can read about it in this early edition post. We know that the current publishing system is flawed and with the majority of papers hidden behind paywalls…

Beads of Courage

You know that feeling when something is completely and utterly good? Where there are no catches, no downsides; just pure unfiltered goodness. When you discover something that you believe couldn’t possibly get any better? Beads Of Courage – a simple yet beautiful programme to mark a child’s journey through illness – rouses that exact feeling.