MDU journal, spring 2022

In the spring '22 MDU journal: identifying and resolving conflicts in clinical practice

Conflicts can unfortunately arise in healthcare, and can occur between (and within) a treating team, a patient, and those close to them. But what counts as a conflict is itself sometimes contested.

Being able to identify conflicts early, and knowing what steps to take to resolve them, is therefore a vital skill for all healthcare workers. In the latest MDU journal, we get some expert advice on how to manage conflict so an effective resolution can be found for everyone involved.

Also in this issue

  • Fatigue in the NHS: a member's experience - one MDU member shares their story of how fatigue affected their practice, and their patients.
  • Interview with Dr Fiona Donald, Royal College of Anaesthetists - the president of the RCoA offers her thoughts on how the pandemic has affected her specialty, and how it may inform its future - as well as that of the wider profession
  • Support for exhausted doctors - if more is not done to address fatigue and doctors' welfare, it's not only individuals who will suffer - the profession as a whole will too.

Read the issue in full.

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