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Covid-19: leadership lessons applicable to surgery

Covid-19: leadership lessons applicable to surgery

  It remains difficult to blog without viewing a subject through the lens of the new COVID-19 world. The crisis has brought out some of the very b...
Surgical consent in the COVID era – navigating greater uncertainty

Surgical consent in the COVID era – navigating greater uncertainty

  The COVID pandemic continues to have a dreadful human impact, both through direct morbidity and mortality but also due to increasing economic st...
Miniaturising surgical robotics – building a model ship inside a very small bottle

Miniaturising surgical robotics – building a model ship inside a very small bottle

One reason that surgery is exciting is its interface with technology. Surgical robots, becoming more common in well-resourced healthcare settings,...
Patient safety and surgery

Patient safety and surgery

Last week, the WHO marked World Patient Safety Day. At its core, healthcare is singularly motivated by a desire to improve patient health and well...
Looking versus seeing, surgery versus art

Looking versus seeing, surgery versus art

Sculpting, painting, drawing and other artistic endeavours demand finely honed skills of observation combined with the ability to recapitulate (in ...
Is a surgical singularity coming? Will the ever-quickening pace of technological advancement make surgeons better? Or redundant?

Is a surgical singularity coming? Will the ever-quickening pace of technological advancement make surgeons better? Or redundant?

About 5000 years ago, the wheel was conceived and deployed as a new technology. A little more than 500 years ago, the printing press was invented. ...
Why we need more casual feminism in surgery

Why we need more casual feminism in surgery

Great surgeons come from all different backgrounds and genders. With still so few women surgeons, the profession is missing out on talent, narrowi...