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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 call his mobile, but there is no reply. I try the landline. Someone answers, but they hang up before I can speak to my fiancé. He is at a party with everyone from my secondary school.
Tags: work-life balance, work patterns, junior doctors
Economic circumstances, as we all know, are major, perhaps the major, determinants of health and they certainly impinge very closely on health care.
Tags: practice premises, work-life balance
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
Having become a mum for the first time five months ago, I have been reflecting on the experience and wondering (usually in the middle of the night) just how steep a learning curve can get.
Tags: work-life balance
‘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
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