Is there such a thing as a good work-life balance?

Hitting the right note between career satisfaction and development, as well as a contented and happy home life can be extremely tricky to navigate for any working professional, let alone doctors. Consultant psychiatrist Emma Sedgwick defines the work-life balance as “ensuring work doesn’t take up more of your life than you want it to.” This is particularly […]

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Are doctors the ‘second victim’?

Up to 43% of doctors could suffer psychological problems after incidents A recent investigation by leading healthcare experts reveals that doctors can be defined as the ‘second victim’ – clinicians who are traumatised by an adverse patient event, with professionals suffering distress similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. With such incidents affecting both the personal and professional lives of […]

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Doctors lack confidence to discuss end of life care

Over half of doctors revealed they felt hesitant about discussing palliative care  A new study has shown that 52% of healthcare providers do not feel confident enough to talk about end of life care with their heart failure patients. The research, which surveyed 50 physicians and 45 nurse practitioners or physician assistants in America, also found […]

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