I’ve been in post for six months now and I can finally say with confidence that I feel as though I have “settled in”. How do I know that I’ve settled in? Re-reading my last blog after three months it’s pretty clear that I wasn’t sure then, and in retrospect even more clear that I … Continue reading Six Months In and I Feel Like I Belong
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.
It’s now three months since I started my Consultant post. There are two things I want to touch on from these past three months – time off and that first on call.
Using the metaphor of a Where's Wally book, here is my Wally's Guide to Educating Clinicians!
It would be easy for me to take this whole Twitter episode and just pick out all the bits that I think are 'wrong' however, following a challenging comment from a Twitter colleague, I felt decidedly uncomfortable about taking this approach and so instead I took some time to reflect. Where I ended up was not reassuring.
I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about this a lot, and as I have reflected I have come up with a list of 5 things that I believe will stand me in good stead in the weeks and years to come.