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People die. Sorry to start with the end, but the first time a patient died, I was devastated, and you need to know that it’s alright to feel like that, but that it’s also part of working in a hospital.
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I keep going on self-improvement courses. In fact, I’ve been on so many now that I am probably almost perfect.
Tags: juniors, self-management, work-life balance
Regional services intervened when the juniors at one hospital had their two on-call rooms and obstetrics mess taken away.
Tags: juniors, working conditions
Tags: education and training, juniors, consultants
Tags: End-of-life issues, juniors
It was his daughter who I recognised first. ‘We’re back, and this time we’re not leaving.’ She was clutching a suitcase.
Tags: communication skills, GPs, juniors, diagnosis
‘Clean me up, I’m sicky!’
My patient is small, demanding and not quite two years old. I have been on-call constantly for 24 hours, and am woken from sleep by her voice from the next room.
Tags: work-life balance, juniors
‘Please, I would like to go home now.’
It was 2am, and I was stuck. I was the sole on-call foundation doctor 2 at the local psychiatric unit where Ms P had been admitted earlier that evening.
Tags: Mental health, communication skills, juniors, diagnosis
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