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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence

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Is there room for empathy and emotion in the clinical setting? Sarah Whitehouse investigates.

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Case report 01/07/2019

An uncollected prescription

An uncollected prescription

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An elderly patient dies after his prescription goes uncollected. Who is at fault – the GP or the patient’s care home? Medical Protection assisted a member at the resulting inquest.

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Too close to home

Too close to home

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This psychiatric claim underlines the perils of treating those close to you.

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Case report 20/06/2019

Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer

Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer

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Mr U has a hernia repair and is later diagnosed with lung cancer. He makes a claim against two surgeons involved, alleging it should have been identified sooner.

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Articles and features 21/05/2019

A potted history of medicine

A potted history of medicine

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Throughout history, doctors have treated patients, and doctors have made mistakes. We delve deep into the past to see what doctors used to get away with

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Articles and features 20/05/2019

You should specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology: here’s why

You should specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology: here’s why

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Obstetrics and gynaecology has developed enormously over the last 30 years. Yet despite the numerous advances in this field and the huge potential for growth, recruitment numbers have in the past been small.

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Articles and features 02/05/2019

Surviving medical school: Avoiding plagiarism

Surviving medical school: Avoiding plagiarism

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We’re looking at something you’ve probably heard plenty about: plagiarism. But do you know about the implications it can have on your whole career as a doctor?

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[Past] Webinar - Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Date: 09/04/2019 19:30 -09/04/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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[Past] Webinar - Building resilience and avoiding burnout

It’s a terrible thing to experience, but burnout also has an impact on your medicolegal risk, and the safety of your patients. Join Dr Suzy Jordache and Dr David Monaghan for a webinar designed to empower you to identify and manage this very real threat that clinicians face.

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Articles and features 05/03/2019

Electives packing list

Electives packing list

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We have put together the following basic packing checklist for you to refer to. This is by no means exhaustive, but there are some useful ideas.

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Articles and features 31/12/2018

Surviving medical school: Communication

Surviving medical school: Communication

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Good doctors are good communicators – it’s that simple. This article examines how building your communication skills at medical school will stand you in good stead as a doctor.

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