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What to expect when you're visiting someone in the ICU: They can be intimidating spaces. [Read]

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Bullying and unacceptable behaviour are common in medicine: We need to improve the way we treat each other, for our sake, and our patients. [Read]


We are surrounded by resources better than any textbook on how to empathise and connect with patients: The patients themselves. [Read]


On making hospital ward rounds about patients. [Read]

The most important thing your doctor should do, but often doesn't: talk to you. [Read]


On being a cancer voice and supporting patients online. [Read]

On making up ground when it comes to doctor-patient communication[Read]

On doctor-patient communication: Some thoughts on the book 'What patients say, what doctors hear' and my own experience of patient-doctor communication. [Read]


On rate-my-doctor platforms: I use AirBnB to book apartments, AirTasker to get furniture assembled, and Uber to get across town. So why not use an app to find the best doctor? [Read]

On teaching cancer at medical school: Cancer seems to be everywhere I look, except the one place where I expected to find lots of it — medical school. [Read]

On cancer as a young adult: Love & Cancer at 28. Art by Humyara Mahbub. [Read]

On avoiding mainstream medicine: People who are very sick, and sometimes dying, often walk away from treatments that may save their lives. [Read]

On the importance of old growth forests to giant pandas. [Read]

On the value of education in China: An article for the magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. [Read]

On climate change and wildlife in China[Read]

On the effect of rain on sex ratio in a primate. [Read]


On the (silly) idea that giant pandas are a genetic dead end. [Read]

On the translocation of giant pandas for conservation: An article for the AAAS's EurekAlert! platform. [Read]