CONTENTS Foreword - Associate Professor Craig Hassed 19 Introduction 23 1 - Let's talk honestly - Dr Nina Sawicki, General Practitioner, NZ - 43 2 - Don't fix the dead wood - Dr David Reilly, Consultant Physician & Healthcare Reformist, UK - 53 3 - A 65,000-year-long randomised controlled trial, unpublished - Dr Mark Wenitong, Aboriginal Medical Advisor (Aus) 64 4 "Excuse me, has the liver got a name?" - Dr Elizabeth Lewis, Psychiatrist (Aus) 73 5 The poetry of medicine - Dr Glenn Colquhoun, General Practitioner and Poet (NZ) 87 6 Meaning and medicine - Dr Brian Broom Immunologist, Psychotherapist, Lecturer and Author (NZ) 101 7 A witness and an ally - Dr Katie Moore, Paediatric Oncologist (Aus) 115 8 "The best of my knowledge and ability" - Dr Tralee Sugrue, General Practitioner and Homeopath (NZ) 129 9 Putting the patient at the centre - Dr Catherine Crock AM, Physician and Founder of The Hush Foundation (Aus) 135 10 To be vulnerable is to be strong - Dr Mark Davis, Psychiatrist (NZ) 149 11 Lifestyle and prevention: The future - Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM Holistic General Practitioner and Health Leader (Aus) 157 12 Healer, heal thyself - Dr Meaburn Staniland, General Practitioner (NZ) 167 13 Hearts in Healthcare - Dr Robin Youngson, Anaesthetist, Author & Co-founder of Hearts in Healthcare (NZ) 171 14 The joy of being a generalist - Dr Veronica Moule General Practitioner Obstetrician and Homeopath (Aus) 185 15 Open hearted surgeon - Dr Sharad Paul, Surgeon, Author and Teacher 193 16 "I'll look after your child" - Dr Peter Howe, Paediatric Anaesthetist (Aus) 207 17 Clowning, curiosity and a love of people - Dr John Barton, General Practitioner and Psychotherapist (NZ) 221 18 Islands of rebellion - Islands of empowerment - Professor Vikram Patel, Psychiatrist and International Mental Health Innovator (India & UK) 229 19 Korero - Dr Jenny Simpson, General Practitioner (NZ) 239 20 East meets West - Dr Joan Campbell, General Practitioner and Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner (NZ) 247 21 Time to care - Dr Liz Harding, General Practitioner (NZ) 265 22 Get real and feel - Dr Melvyn Polon, Paediatrician (Aus) 275 23 Crazy socks doc - Dr Geoffrey Toogood, Cardiologist & Doctors' Mental Health Advocate (Aus) 283 24 "First do no harm" - Dr Robin Kelly, General Practitioner, Acupuncturist & Author (NZ) 291 25 Dancing doctor - Dr Richard Mayes, General Practitioner Obstetrician & Medical Educator (Aus) 303 Contributor Profiles 317 Further Reading 329
Lucy Mayes is a trained lawyer, social worker and company director. She works as a leadership, community and organisational development consultant, and story catcher. Her writing has been published in literary and academic journals and she is a sought-after speaker and facilitator. Lucy has served on several not-for-profit boards and has worked in leadership development for over twenty years. Her innovative work in leadership has led to her being awarded a Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship, and being Victorian runner up of the prestigious Australian Rural. Women's Award in 2008. Lucy lives in Central Victoria, Australia where she is a proud and passionate mother, wife and community member. Her interest in the medical profession stems from her role as 'doctor's wife,' and also from a former life practicing medical litigation law, and a lifetime interest in human systems and purpose at work. Castlemaine, VIC.