locum lokun life: bed occupancy rates + corridor beds + sweat rash season
What’s Bed Occupancy Rate, how does it affect patients and healthcare staff, and what can be done to improve the situation? Oh, and happy ultra-hot/sweat rash season; stay hydrated!
Chasing Chapters \\ When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi) + the fears of a doctor-turned-patient + mortality
Dr Paul Kalinithi’s When Breath Becomes Air is a heart-wrenching memoir that I wish hadn’t been cut short by a cruel twist of fate called cancer. It’s a sobering reminder to cherish every moment with the people who matter, and to make the most of today.
overthinking \\ the power of saying ‘no’ + the problem with people-pleasing + radical self-care
Welcome to my new psychology series, overthinking! In this post, I’ll be sharing about the dangers of being a people-pleaser (and why women/children are particularly vulnerable), the difference between radical and passive self-care, cutting toxicity out of your life, and how saying ‘no’ is a form of self-love
locum lokun life: med stereotypes + being ‘just’ a GP + I joined a startup!
In this month’s post, I’ll attempt to explore perceptions and stereotypes about General Practitioners/non-specialists, and also share some pretty exciting career updates! :P
Chasing Chapters \\ The Midnight Library (Matt Haig) + mental health + self-acceptance
This month’s book review of The Midnight Library deals with heavy themes of mental illness, regret and self-acceptance. If you had the chance to undo your regrets, what would you do?
Chasing Dreams \\ on life, regrets & the multiverse (5-year reprise)
When I first started the Chasing Dreams series on 6th April 2018, my first post was titled ‘on life & regrets’. It’s been exactly 5 years, and much has changed since then, so here’s an update on my life/dreams/goals. Come along for the ride!
10 Mental Resilience Tips to Survive as a Junior Doctor in Singapore
Happy April Fool’s, folks!