The illusion of patient choice

Cite this article as: Bali, A. The illusion of patient choice, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.19010“Pick a card…any card”, as the saying goes. I remember being the recipient of this common trick when a medical student, at a friend’s for dinner where a magician was a fellow guest. The scientist in me…

Legal and Ethical Quandaries: Ian Summers at DFTB18

Cite this article as: DFTB, T. Legal and Ethical Quandaries: Ian Summers at DFTB18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18919When most of us think of ethics and law our eyes roll and we picture Rumpole of the Bailey and quiet Sunday afternoons in front of the television. But his time Ian Summers came…

Paediatric Murmurs: Ari Horton at DFTB18

Cite this article as: DFTB, T. Paediatric Murmurs: Ari Horton at DFTB18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18861Ari Horton is many things – an advocate for kindness, a Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef and, just very occasionally, a paediatric cardiologist. Andrew Tagg remembers the day Ari found his calling. Working as a paediatric…

Gender Identity: Stephen Stathis at DFTB18

Cite this article as: DFTB, T. Gender Identity: Stephen Stathis at DFTB18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18596Associate Professor Stephen Stathis has fellowships in both paediatrics and psychiatry. As Medical Director of the Child and Youth Mental Health Services in Brisbane, Australia. He heads up the gender dysphoria service at Queensland Children.s Hospital…

Fever under 60 days of age

Cite this article as: Roland, A. Fever under 60 days of age, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18571Prompted by Tessa’s Top 5.5 Papers in PEM presentation at RCEM, Alasdair Munro kicked off an exciting twitter debate with the question…Would you do a full septic screen on a baby under 60 days with a…

An aboriginal perspective of teen pregnancy: Cally Jetta at DFTB18

Cite this article as: DFTB, T. An aboriginal perspective of teen pregnancy: Cally Jetta at DFTB18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18537Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island teenagers have a fertility rate four times higher than the general population (57/1000). This disparity is even higher in Western Australia where, in 2014, there were 88…

An approach to irritability and pain in the severely neurologically impaired child.

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. An approach to irritability and pain in the severely neurologically impaired child., Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18178Logan is a 6yo who is presented to ED by his mother, one Tuesday evening as “just not himself“. Logan is well known to your local paediatric team for management…

Inequalities in Healthcare : Andrew McDonald at DFTB18

Cite this article as: DFTB, T. Inequalities in Healthcare : Andrew McDonald at DFTB18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18304Dr Andrew McDonald worked as a paediatrician for many years before entering the world of politics. In his years as Shadow Minister for Health he continued to practice one day a week. In both…

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