I appear to be reading quite a bit at the moment, so here is another set of reviews for the non fiction books that I've read over the last six months.
'I would certainly strongly recommend that he does not return to his former type of work and the pressures that this involves.'
Yes I was battered and bruised, and no I wasn't capable of fulfilling all the duties of a consultant but despite this I still had a role to play, a way I could contribute to the specialty that I loved, a reason to belong in EM. For the first time in nearly two years I wasn't just a problem, I was a solution.
In an attempt to help out the medical students that I work with, I came up with these ten tips for their OSCEs.
EM doctors on the shop floor get interrupted about twelve times an hour... that's once every five minutes! Here are my challenges to all of us to try and reduce the plague of interruptions.
These are examples of a bias called Emotive Conjugation, which is the tendency for us to judge our own traits, attitudes and actions more charitably than those of others. We play down our own failings and foibles, coming up with excuses and explanations for them, whilst treating those of others more harshly and as personal flaws in their character.
Working in healthcare can be an emotionally challenging experience. Over the years, for reasons such as self preservation or over familiarity, we can find ourselves losing touch with our humanity. This can lead to a loss of empathy and compassion for our patients and colleagues and difficulty finding joy in our work. A new website … Continue reading The Re-Humanising Project: When Patients Care for Us