Marcus Aurelius: reflection good enough for an emperor but is it good enough for medicine?

Reflection is an important part of training, appraisal and revalidation for doctors based in the UK. However, for many doctors the very thought of reflection can cause feelings of frustration, non-engagement or even rejection. Where did we go wrong?   Learning objectives 1. Consider the definition of reflection used in medicine 2. Understand how reflection […]

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Whatsapp Doc? Instant messaging etiquette in medicine

Healthcare professionals and students are increasingly using instant messaging applications (usually Whatsapp) to communicate with each other.   Learning objectives 1. Consider how you currently utilise instant messaging applications with your colleagues 2. Reflect on how differences between members of a messaging group could impact on training 3. Devise rules of messaging etiquette   Imagine […]

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The journey

Hi. My name is Sati Heer-Stavert and I want to take a journey to explore some of the more unexamined parts of medicine. I hope to take some of you on that journey too.   Plato recounts Socrates’ defence in the Apology and has him say “…for a human being a life without examination is […]

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