Dr Dick Bijl reviews Peter C Gøtzsche's newest book, which claims to be able to "help patients with mental health issues survive and come back to a normal life", exploring in detail the harms of psychiatric medication.
Anyone is vulnerable in a capitalist society if they have no access to the essential funds needed for survival. Perhaps Universal Basic Income, the system in which all citizens receive the same income regardless of employment status, could fill an important gap
A crash course in the methodology behind health coaching studies, covering: presense, goal definition, self-awareness, practical application, and the growth mindset. Known to benefit both the consultation process and the clinician, health coaching has the potential to improve outcomes for patient choice
David Smith looks at GP Training programs and argues that the focus of secondary care placements is not the development of a well rounded primary care clinician, but to address service needs. He has some suggestions to make things better.