We are all entitled to personal time and whether you choose to spend that with your children, your friends, a Tinder date or Netflix is irrelevant.
Dr Nikki Stamp
Professional heart surgeon. Amateur writer. Champion for women.
Dr Nikki Stamp is a cardiothoracic surgeon who supports women in surgery and women's heart health.
Whether it is an obese person or a smoker or maybe someone who simply has a bar of chocolate in their hand and not a cold pressed juice, we love to judge and shame these people.
29/08/2016 11:11 PM AEST
When we go to a hospital, we have an illness or an injury and we go to get better. The amount of trust that we place in our caregivers, the equipment, the infrastructure and the systems is immense. So when this trust is violated, be it through accident or error, emotions understandably run high.
28/07/2016 12:00 PM AEST
Trying to juggle two sleep-deprived, mobile and dedicated professionals' personal and professional needs is incredibly hard.
26/07/2016 11:16 AM AEST
When faced with a crisis, there is a wealth of advice around. When one door closes, another opens. Everything happens for a reason. The only way is up. Be strong. But what if they're not useless cliches? I am beginning to think that they are code for: Crisis? Use it.
20/07/2016 6:26 AM AEST
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. But these days, we seem to be obsessed with being seen
18/07/2016 12:42 PM AEST
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could
05/07/2016 12:39 PM AEST
Beauty and brains are not mutually exclusive.
05/07/2016 5:59 AM AEST
In the space of one generation, we have done a complete about turn. While the leaps are amazing and wonderful for women in the workplace, has this come at a cost to the rest of our lives?
27/06/2016 5:01 AM AEST
In among life's big-ticket items, I have learnt the value of the moments that make up the long stretches between them.
17/06/2016 9:52 AM AEST
Heart disease is preventable. Depending on the things we do early in life, we can set ourselves up for a healthy heart or an appointment with a heart surgeon like me. As a heart surgeon, here are 10 tips that I follow to keep my heart healthy now and in the future.
07/06/2016 5:34 AM AEST
Up until recently, I would have agreed, at least in theory, that women pull the ladder up behind them. We have all seen it or experienced it. However, something is changing.
31/05/2016 5:42 AM AEST
The changing or not changing of the name is, in my opinion, an unnecessarily charged issue. And with the title business (Miss, Ms, Mrs) that goes with it, it all just gets a bit confusing.
05/05/2016 3:42 AM AEST
More money in health is a band-aid solution. I know about band-aids, trust me. What is actually needed is a proper look at the way the health-care system is run, in partnership with all stakeholders, to discover where inefficiencies lie, freeing up people, resources and money for where it is actually needed.
29/04/2016 7:35 AM AEST
Marrying body image and health is fraught with danger and misinformation. Health is not about flexing. It's about eating a healthy diet and exercising sensibly. It's about maintaining a healthy body weight. A healthy waist-to-hip ratio is strongly associated with heart health. Your selfie is not.
18/03/2016 1:55 AM AEDT
In the workforce, a world that should reject such pursuits, women are sometimes guilty of "pulling up the ladder behind them". And to further distinguish themselves, they fail to mentor, teach or help other women.
17/02/2016 6:02 AM AEDT
Regardless of how you feel about them, the lockout laws reflect a much more sinister problem. This nation needs to work out how to address the growing issues with alcohol-related injury and violence. Until such time, you can guarantee that our toys will continue to be taken away.
12/02/2016 5:16 AM AEDT
Young people need to see people who have success in their chosen field but are also real. People who are flawed, who eat burgers occasionally, who argue with their partners and shop at Zara.
25/01/2016 5:07 AM AEDT
A shroud of secrecy exists around the mental health of doctors -- for fear of judgement by colleagues or judgement by ourselves. But doctors are dying. They are burnt out, depressed and scared.
18/01/2016 5:07 AM AEDT
We eat worse than we should. We study for our entire lives. we let down our family and friends. We run late, and sometimes we rush. But that is just the tip of the iceberg...
14/01/2016 5:26 AM AEDT
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