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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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?
If only I knew my camshaft from my timing belt then I might even be ready for a career change…
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.”