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 can […]Read More Marcus Aurelius: reflection good enough for an emperor but is it good enough for 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 you have […]Read More Whatsapp Doc? Instant messaging etiquette in medicine
Healthcare professionals each learn differently. Many of us realise this during our training. Learning objectives 1. Stimulate thoughts on how to improve your learning environment 2. Look at a really interesting image 3. Reflect on your learning style Questions When attending a classroom or lecture theatre, where would you choose to sit: At the front… […]Read More The anatomy lesson: dissecting your learning environment
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 […]Read More The journey