Notes December 2015

Staying strong - resilience in medicine

MDU medico-legal advisers Dr Beth Durrell and Dr Nikki Lennard discuss the concept of resilience, and how to cope with the emotional challenges a medical career can throw at you.

Also in this issue:

  • Blowing the whistle - a guide to raising concerns
  • Why I decided to become a clinical oncologist
  • Where to turn - guidance on guidance

Read the issue in full

This guidance was correct at publication 23/12/2015. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

You may also be interested in

Student advice

The impact of social media

Billions of people use social media every day. Medical students need to be more guarded than most in what they post online. Careers may be at stake.

Read more
Student advice

A question of consent

A medical student was shadowing a junior doctor on a paediatric surgical ward. His duties included helping the junior doctor to clerk new admissions for elective surgery, and he also observed when the doctor obtained consent for surgery.

Read more
Student advice

Inappropriate prescribing

A recently qualified junior doctor was doing his final surgery in general practice before going on a skiing trip to America. He was keen to get home to pack following the late surgery session. A few days earlier he had slipped on ice and twisted his back. Paracetamol and ibuprofen weren't relieving the pain and he was concerned about being in discomfort on the flight and while skiing.

Read more