Eating Disorders and Body Image | feat. The London Centre
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by Dr Paul Polyvios / Dr Bryony Bamford / Christina De Beukelaar
1w ago
This episode focuses on an important topic that is becoming more and more prevalent. An eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia is a severe psychological eating disorder where an individual restricts their food intake to lose weight or avoid weight gain. Recorded at The London Centre for Eating Disorders and Body Image, I’m joined by Dr Bryony Bamford, Founder and Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Christina de Beukelaar, The London Centre’s Lead Dietitian. We discuss a number of questions that surround eating disorders and the role of a clinical psychologist and di ..read more
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Perfectionism, medicine, and skewed reality
A Doctor's View
by Dr Polyvios
3w ago
A look at how perfectionism can be a destructive personality trait and why it can leave me feeling superficial and  guilty when working as a doctor. I discuss the difficult scenarios medics are often exposed to and how as healthcare professionals we become 'numb' to the emotion that should follow the horrific scenes we see everyday. I also discuss the recent NHS nurses strike in England and provide an insight into the reasons why they have made the decision to go on strike. Article referenced: “The Downsides of Perfection” BBC article by Amanda Ruggeri Thank you for listening! For more ..read more
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Watching 'This Is Going To Hurt' and the hypocrisy of healthcare bureaucracy
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8M ago
**CONTAINS SPOILERS AND STRONG LANGUAGE** In this episode I give my thoughts on the recent TV series based on the book "This is Going to Hurt" by Dr Adam Kay. In my opinion it was a masterpiece and will change the public perception of what a doctor does and has to go through. I also talk about a recent letter I received regarding my sick leave ..read more
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Psychology of medicine with Dr Haidar Al-Hakim
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by Dr Polyvios / Dr Haidar Al-Hakim
1y ago
We are joined once again with our friend Dr Haidar Al-Hakim for a candid discuss. We discuss the evolution of physician psychology within medicine, hierarchies, the importance of change within ourselves to help us become more balanced and content. Listen to Dr Haidar Al-Hakim's podcast: Surgical Spirit podcast click here ..read more
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Consequences of burnout in medicine
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1y ago
A discussion with our friends at Doctor’s in Distress; a charity which is dedicated to supporting healthcare workers suffering within the NHS and prevents suicide within the profession. With 3 guest speakers we discuss: The consequences of not looking after the mental health of our healthcare workers  Increased burnout Healthcare workers leaving the profession  Poor mental health and in some cases suicide amongst all healthcare professionals The current GP crisis The damage of the healthcare workers as heroes narrative  Increased pressure on an already burned out and perfe ..read more
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Imposter syndrome and perceived failure
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by Dr Polyvios
1y ago
In this episode I take a look at imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome leaves you feeling like you don’t deserve your success. You feel as if you have achieved everything through luck, easy obstacles and without merit. This can make you constantly afraid of being ‘found out as a fraud’, prevent you from applying for a better position and constantly belittling your own abilities. I also discuss the reasons as to why imposter syndrome is affecting more and more people progressing through their academic life as well as why I believe it affects a number of healthcare workers ..read more
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Burnout - An expert's perspective
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by Dr Polyvios
1y ago
A fascinating episode bringing together two prominent advocates for helping those suffering with stress and burnout. In November 2018 a kind and compassionate cardiologist who excelled in his work and was loved by both patients and colleagues alike sadly, as a consequence of work related burnout tragically took his own life. In August of this year, I published a podcast episode on burnout where I interviewed his brother, Amandip Sidhu who shared his story with the show. Link here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/342848/1509820-the-devastating-effect-of-burnout-a-real-life-story  I am once agai ..read more
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Choosing a specialty in medicine and why I left surgery
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by Dr Polyvios
1y ago
I left surgery to pursue a career in anaesthetics or anaesthesiology for our friends in the USA. In this episode aimed at medical students and Foundation Year Doctors I talk about why I left surgery, my general experience when it comes to choosing a specialty and why I think it’s important to take lots of things into consideration before disregarding other specialties. For the general public, this episode definitely serves a purpose into providing an insight into the different choices a doctor has to make early in their career as well as some of the different roles an anaesthetist has and what ..read more
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From nurse to bodybuilder
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by Dr Polyvios
1y ago
From amateur gym goer to winning a professional bodybuilding competition, all on top of being an intensive care nurse. With an inspiring story of how you really can achieve anything you put your mind to, Lauren shares her story as well as providing an insight to the hidden world behind the camera and how social media posts aren’t always what they seem. She also talks of the dangers and misconceptions regarding fad weight loss regimes, insecurities and learning to be comfortable in your own skin ..read more
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Organ donation - A recipients view
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by Dr Polyvios
1y ago
Danny Hiles, received a liver transplant which saved his life. He was diagnosed with Wilson's disease which is a rare autoimmune disease. He shares his story about receiving his diagnosis and what it means to be an organ recipient. Danny's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7XGBd1JjV7U2ddoGeFooiQ Danny's Instagram: https://instagram.com/danny_hiles86?igshid=puzgnurvka08 ..read more
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