'I will never ask you to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself.' - Louis Bloom
How can we fight back against the tick boxing? Here are six, simple ways that I think we, as trainers in particular, can make a significant difference to the quality of assessments.
We encourage our juniors to call us by our first names, firmly believing that in doing so we are removing any barriers that may stop them asking us for help. Could our perceived flattening of the hierarchy actually be creating new barriers?
In these days of evidence based medicine, the story is often looked down upon as archaic, just an anecdote, having no place in modern medicine. Is this true? Have stories nothing to teach us anymore?
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
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.