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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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…
What does society expect of today’s doctor? More importantly, what does today’s doctor expect of themselves? How can we become better doctors?
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)
Guest post by Dr Akmez Latona as he enters advanced training in Emergency Medicine
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
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.”
Gizmo idolatry refers to the general implicit conviction that a more technological approach is intrinsically better than one that is less technological unless, or perhaps even if, there is strong evidence to the contrary.