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Round up – Medical professionalism stories from across the internet this week

Here’s some of the stories that caught our eye this week: One in seven GPs experience suicidal thoughts due to workload stress -An article reporting on the recent survey carried out by mental health charity Mind. Rest is not idleness. Rhiannon Barker, Head of Business Development at the Point of Care Foundation shares her thoughts about […]

Rest is not idleness

Rhiannon Barker is Head of Business Development at the Point of Care Foundation (POCF). Here she shares her thoughts about the Medical professionalism matters event in Manchester: ‘identifying sustainable solutions for the profession in the 21st century’. To kick off the debate the audience, made up predominantly of clinicians, were asked to respond to a […]

Making a mess professionally

Chris Kenny is Chief Executive of the MDDUS. Professionalism to many people means order and discipline. Consistency of approach. Clear rules about what to do and when to do it. Unambiguous ethical standards. Having a tin and doing what it says on it. Who could argue with that? Well, nobody in theory. It’s just that […]

Video: identifying sustainable solutions

At our Manchester event, we focused on identifying sustainable solutions for the profession in the 21st century. See what some of our speakers and delegates thought and add your own comments below.

Round up: Resilience, patient centred professionalism and a letter from our Chair

Our top five reads of the week, to keep you up to date with the latest medical professionalism blogs and news from across the internet: Relationship centred professionalism: Dr Shannon Phillips considers relationship centred professionalism, “for me, professionalism is naively simple; it’s about relationships.” The vital signs: In this guide written by RMBF, Dr Richard Stevens sets […]

Round up: FGM, End-of-life care and new interactive tool for healthcare professionals!

Five quick links Here are our pick of the stories in healthcare this week: Article in the independent, LGBT people face ‘devastating’ discrimination in end-of-life healthcare research warns. More than 1,200 FGM cases recorded across England in three months – Read the article here. Decision making when patients may lack capacity – New interactive tool […]

Looking after yourself so you can better care for others

Resilience is your ability to deal with the stresses of daily life inside and outside the work place, and is something you can train yourself to be better at. The Postgraduate Medical Education Team at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Health Education North West has developed a quick, online video as a […]

Round up: #MHAW16, integrated care and views from chief execs

Five quick links It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Twitter has been full of interesting and important discussions at #MHAW16. Vast majority of GPs concerned about child mental health services – Iona Twaddell reports for Pulse on the results of a poll of GPs in England. GPs like me can’t help mental health patients in 10 minutes […]

Round up: burnout, feedback and dying matters

Six quick links Could talking about physician burnout create more burnout? Kevin MD blogs about emotional contagion. Some US hospitals training doctors to avoid burnout – article in the Wall Street journal. Anxiety and the medical profession – doctors are human too, Jonathon Tomlinson blogs about the keynote from the recent Everyday Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare Conference. How can […]

Round up: burnout, professionalism and QI

Ten quick links: Why doctors’ mental health should be a concern for us all. This article analyses research conducted by Cardiff University, which looked at the mental health of 2,000 British doctors during various stages of their careers. ‘Burnout and depression’: the doctors struggling with their mental health. This article from the Guardian shares doctors […]

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