Don’t treat junior doctors the way you wished you had been treated

A good read…and very thought provoking.

Senior moments by Sean Ninan

My first consultant was a charming white haired Irish man who was one of those doctors that seemed to make patients better with his very presence. When people talk of a “good bedside manner” I think he was the kind of doctor they refer to. He was not shy in praising us, his junior doctors, usually in front of the patients. I was also terrified of him, and in retrospect he had a profound influence on my style as a doctor, although it has been difficult for me to match his charm and Irish accent (sadly, I used to have one, but try being the only Asian kid in a school in Aberdeen who said “tirty tree and a turd.”)

Over the years, magpie-like, I have observed the best and worst of consultants, registrars and other junior doctors, and borrowed the behaviours of those I liked, whilst trying to avoid…

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The daunting revalidation dilemma

Just a thought, my 2c.

Deloittes require their partners to retire at 62, KPMG, I believe, at 57.

Clinton (69) and Trump (70) would be younger High Court Judges…or Popes.

We respect Aboriginal Elders yet apparently our GP Elders must have the AHPRA of Damocles over them.

Revalidation just seems a well intentioned idea that will go the wrong way, to the wrong destination, badly.