On art, journalism and medicine

Hi there! I’m Sarah Fraser and I’m happy you’ve come across my website. I’m a General Practitioner living and working in Nova Scotia, Canada. As I write this, we are in the middle of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is stressful, confusing and life-changing in many ways. Now more than ever, it is important to get accurate health information.

I am a doctor who is also a journalist. (I’ve learned this combination can be referred to as ‘doc-journos’…and I like it). I’m passionate about health communication. When communication in healthcare is done well, this empowers patients. Good communication also makes us health care providers feel like we’re doing a good job. When it’s done poorly, well, nobody wins.

While this website should definitely not be used for medical advice (always talk to your health care provider for that), I’m hoping that it can be a source for accurate information and as a platform for talking about important issues in the healthcare world. It’s also a place where you can find my writing, including blogs, short-stories, essays or video content.

I am also a strong believer that the arts have a crucial place in medicine. I’ve published a book of medical-themed poetry during my final year of medical school. (It’s hard to believe that was 7 years ago…time flies).

Humanity Emergency – The Book

“Evidence of a lively mind that even medicine can’t destroy.”

Dr. Brian Goldman, Host, CBC Radio’s White Coat Black Art

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