Viewed as mediator between the patient and his pathology, the role of physician is an unenviable one, constantly balancing the sometimes conflicting requirements of clinical judgement with empathy for his patients. Nowhere is this balance more tricky than in general
I’ve gained a bit of weight recently. Well, more than a bit. In fact I have gained so much weight over the last year that few of my clothes still fit or can only be worn in circumstances where blood
I have Parkinson’s and I work for a Parkinson’s charity. During the working week, I eat, sleep, breathe and think Parkinson’s. It’s unavoidable. It’s part of my make up, whether I like it or not. It’s the first thing I
It started out more as a symbol than as a practical aid. I have been aware that my walking has deteriorated over the last six months. Indeed that and a substantial increase in tremor are the principal outward manifestations of
I’m all in favour of anything which makes our lives as people with Parkinson’s a little easier. And into this category one would put many different products – magnetic buttoned shirts, alarmed medication boxes, anti-burn oven gloves and so on.