Dr Anne Malatt

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Anne has been a doctor for over 30 years and an eye surgeon for 25 years. She loves her work, her patients, teaching and writing, for she loves people and life. Anne feels great joy in being able to share her lived experience and wisdom, that other people may learn and grow too.
Photo of Easter full moon by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Easter in the time of Coronavirus

Easter in the time of Coronavirus: the only way ‘out’ is...

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Easter in the time of Coronavirus will be a very different Easter for most of us. As the world descends into chaos around us and we are asked to...
image of washing hands for article on Coronavirus by Dr Anne Malatt

Coronavirus: isolate physically, but don’t socially isolate 

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We are in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, and being told to socially isolate if we have travelled overseas recently, been in contact with anyone infected with the...
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Why bring love into medicine?

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The words love and medicine are rarely used in the same sentence. Not many people say they love taking their medicine. Not many doctors say they love practising medicine....
photo of child for article on Loneliness by Dr Anne Malatt

Is there a cure for loneliness?

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I recently read an article in the Lancet on loneliness (1). Loneliness is not new news, but the condition has now assumed the status of a disease, and so...
photo of pink rose for article on self-care by Dr Anne Malatt

Self-care: who is the self we are caring for?

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Self-care is a common topic of conversation these days, and we may think we should be doing more of it, but what is it? And who is the ‘self’...
Photo of newborn baby for article by Dr Anne Malat called 'This is going to hurt'

This is Going to Hurt

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One of the joys of having a Christmas/New Year break is having the time and space to read. I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt:...
Photo of reflection on water for article on by Dr Anne Malatt called Reflections on Christmas Day

Reflections on Christmas Day

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It is the day after Christmas here in Australia and still Christmas Day elsewhere in the world. I love that I have friends in England, Ireland and America who...
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Mentors, Sponsors and Gender Inequity

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I recently attended a conference and heard a presentation delivered to female surgeons which addressed the subject of mentors, sponsors and gender inequity in medicine. These were the facts presented: Mentors ...
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The purpose of food: to satisfy the senses or to nourish...

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I recently read an article on the use of food as medicine in cancer patients … it was complicated and left me feeling confused, when I had not been...
Photo of Anne Malatt in her blue Porsche for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Enriching Life

From being bored to enriching life

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I work as an eye doctor and people sometimes ask me: Don’t you get bored with what you do? Well the answer is: No, I don’t! I love what...

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