Category Archives: Health

The Wonders

Post by Shy Ted Was the name we’d give to, usually, new nursing graduates who had applied for and been appointed to their first positions in remote Aboriginal communities. Really we called them the “one dayers”  because that’s how long … Continue reading

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Covid Response Was About Politics Not Health

What the planet really needs is yet another syndicate of jet-setting A-listers making decisions about how we, the ignorant commoners, should live our lives. Although this took place a few months ago, it provides us with another example of how … Continue reading

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ATSIC and Me

Post by Shy Ted I had visited a number of remote Aboriginal communities for 1-3 days at a time so I was getting a feel for things but this was my first live-in community, a 2 year contract and it … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

Post by Shy Ted Once upon a time I was young and naive. I didn’t realise how naive until I entered the mental health profession. Having done my training in a lunatic asylum, though they had changed the name to … Continue reading

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Prescriptions for Health: Modern Medicine vs Naturopathic Healing

How did the process of treating those who are ill get so complex? Perhaps, we would be better off asking why it got so complex. This would lead us to the answer. Healing the sick stopped being a vocation and … Continue reading

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