This poem and its introduction have been written by a doctor who found poetry the best way to share her experiences. She has written a series of poems on burnout, what I won't be missing this festive period, burnt out but not washed up, Mount Backlog, Coming out and Experiential Practice. Please do take a look … Continue reading Rumination poem
by Dr Sarah Yates Medicine is stressful, there’s no getting past that. Each day we juggle complex emotions (our own and our patient’s); make snap second decisions that are potentially the difference between life and death, suffering and healing; a life weighed down by trauma and guilt, or a way forward to hope. We have … Continue reading Medicine is Stressful
When I had my break from medicine almost 2 years ago, I had no idea what I could do as a career if I chose not to return to clinical practice. I knew that I didn’t want something prescriptive that required yet more training, but had no idea what. I saw the amazing Giles P … Continue reading Giles P Croft Interview: “Do more of what you like and less of what you don’t”
A GP, who has recently left medicine, reflects on the stresses of primary care during the Christmas period. Approaching my first Christmas since taking the decision to leave General Practice, I have been surprised by an unfamiliar sense of anticipation. A pleasant child-like sensation replacing the dread I normally associate with this time of year. … Continue reading What I won’t be missing about Medicine this Festive Season
A really inspiring post by Dr Kate Dyerson, a GP principal in Berkshire, who recently went through some struggles of her own. By taking action, she has come out the other side stronger. And thriving. Following on from the stories that other GPs have been brave enough to post I thought it might be time … Continue reading What helped me get back to work. And thrive.
A post by Dr Clare Barton, a GP who has a passion for all things that promote health and happiness. This has led her to founding In the Zen Garden. She is also co-founder of Medical Exam Prep. I've been reaching for the words for a while now, but somehow it has been really difficult to formulate them … Continue reading On leaving medicine
Another post from Dr Caroline Reed O'Connor, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in south-west London. She is a co-founder of "Tea & Empathy", a Facebook group for clinicians which provides "a national, informal, peer-to-peer support network aiming to foster a compassionate and supportive atmosphere throughout the NHS." The support and compassion shown by all the members … Continue reading No more shame