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.
Unlearning is the process of abandoning or giving up knowledge, values or behaviour either unconsciously or deliberately
'Speaking up' refers to a person in a non-dominant or non-leader role expressing a concern or suggested course of action to another person in a dominant or leader role
"Are you on f*%king nightshift tonight, mummy?" ...a toddler utterance I hope to never hear again
Sleep is a little bit like sepsis. Both start with S and the importance of proper management has been underestimated for years - so lets find a solution
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) as "the conscientious and judicious used of current best evidence from clinical research in the management of individual patients".