In an attempt to help out the medical students that I work with, I came up with these ten tips for their OSCEs.
Last week, Manchester Women’s Institute held a panel discussion on “Women in the NHS” to celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8th. The W.I. had some set questions prepared for us all and there were also some extra questions from the audience on the night.
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
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!