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?
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.
Using the metaphor of a Where's Wally book, here is my Wally's Guide to Educating Clinicians!
Researchers tested the learning of students who had either taken handwritten notes or notes on a (non internet enabled) laptop during a presentation and they discovered that those who had taken handwritten notes did better.
This blog is based on a talk I gave at The ResusNL conference in The Netherlands and you can see a recording of it here. It was my first speaking opportunity outside of the UK and I was incredibly nervous but everyone was very welcoming and made me feel at ease. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading Diagnostic Thinking in Resuscitation – Analytical or Analogical
A recent tweet from the account of the QI Elves has added a new Rubber Duck to my consciousness and rather bizarrely it is related to my interest in Diagnostic Thinking. Is it possible that a rubber duck could reduce errors and improve patient safety?