Strength through adversity
IT’S not often that doctors find themselves sitting in the patient’s chair and, when they do, some struggle to accept the role reversal.
However, Dr Verena Doolabh – rural GP and RACGP Registrar of the Year - believes her experiences as a patient have only made her a better doctor.
LEARNING TO BE A PATIENT
In 2006, she was travelling through Amman, Jordan, when a lone gunman opened fire on her tour group. One member of the group was killed, and Dr Doolabh was temporarily paralysed when one of the bullets lodged in her