Category SMILE2

SMILE2 is a collection of pages featuring overviews of important and interesting topics relevant to clinical education, improving the performance of healthcare individuals and organisations, and improving the outcomes of patient care.

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Bully For You

I, like a lot of you, have witnessed bullying and stood by, afraid to speak out. ACEM have a working party to investigate the prevalence of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
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Physician Suicide

A friend of mine killed himself recently. This is a call to arms. As a profession it’s time for us to wake up to this problem, and to act.
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Career Suicide and some Unspoken Rules

“The best advice I can give you is to just swallow. Don’t spit it out, don’t complain. Just swallow” Advice from Anonymous PGY3 Junior Doctor I always thought career suicide would consist of something more dramatic. Stealing drugs from the…
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The Brightest Flames

Debbie Chalmers implores us to look for signs of physician burnout in ourselves and in others, to build resilience and focus on well being and to 'speak up'.
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To the Nightshift ED Doctor

It's four in the morning. It's been a long night... I know, believe me. But before you discharge the 60 year-old man who came in gasping for air a few hours earlier, take the time to consider a few things.
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Learning by Spaced Repetition

Learning by spaced repetition is a useful strategy for long-term knowledge acquisition in medicine. But what is spaced repetition and how can you put it into practice?