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.

LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Making Sense

How do experienced clinicians see beyond the superficial and understand the trouble brewing behind the scenes, seemingly before there is any warning? Where does such an unearthly prescience of what is about to happen come from? How is it that one sees what another doesn't?
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

How to give a ‘ripper’ talk

I’m neither Garr Reynolds nor Nancy Duarte. I’m not even Ross Fisher (sorry about the "even" Ross, but look at the company you keep!). Still, I’m going to hit you with some advice.
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Wrestling with Risk

Risk in Emergency medicine - what is it, how to doctors assess it and how they make decisions? How can we make things better? Some answers, more questions.
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

What motivates us?

Are you curious about what motivates us? Money? Think again. Watch this YouTube video by RSAnimate and Dan Pink on Motivation, and you might be surprised.
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Those we carry

Those we carry: "All of us have our own burdens, names chiselled on our hearts. We carry their bodies in silence. We carry them alone, refusing to cry. We hold them close, and keep the living at arm’s length."
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Extinguishing Medical Errors with Oil and Gas

Unfortunately for patients and healthcare workers alike, medical errors happen. No matter how well-trained and experienced the practitioner, underneath the scrubs there still resides a human and errors will follow. However, systems can be put in place to minimise them…
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

The Wilyman PhD

My thoughts on Judy Wilyman's overly wordy collation of the global anti-vaccination lobby arguments, wrapped up in a 390 page opinion piece (sorry, pHD)
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Precautionary Principle and the Kehoe Principle

The Precautionary Principle (The absence of evidence of risk = a possibility of risk until proven otherwise) and Kehoe Principle (The absence of evidence of risk = Evidence of the absence of risk) reflect different conceptions of risk in the absence of evidence
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Clinical Governance

Clinical governance is “a framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.”