Leave The White Coat At The Door

stephanie ernst leave the white coat

There is a lot of symbolism and respect within the white coat for medical professionals. It’s a symbol of knowledge, of a lot of learning, and carries a lot of esteem and recognition. After all, medical professionals earn the right to wear the white coat, with years of study and field experience to establish their role as an expert.

It is not an easy role nor an easy pathway to reach the role of medical professional, and this should be respected. But along with the respect that the white coat should deserve comes sometimes an unwanted side effect – white coat syndrome.

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Don’t Compare Twins, But Keep The Differences In Mind.

Don’t Compare Twins, But Keep The Differences In Mind Stephanie Ernst writer

I saw an article online that’s gone somewhat viral – a TikTok from a  twin mum urging parents to stop worrying about delayed development in their babies- you can’t even compare twins.   As a parent of twins, I absolutely 100% agree with this sentiment – it’s something we all catch ourselves doing, and it can be stressful.

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What Have You Googled Recently?

stephanie ernst what have you googled

This isn’t a discussion on your search history (so you can all take a breath). Although I’m a big fan of search engines and finding accurate information to help you understand a diagnosis, I also know that a plethora of wrong information is just as accessible.

Patients are often told not to Google things after a discussion with their doctor, and of course, being the humans we are, we will go and do precisely the opposite. (Don’t deny it, we’ve all done it!)

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