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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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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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."