Category: communicating information

Road to… Nowhere? ED Implications of the Liverpool Care Pathway Review

If you haven’t seen recent UK media coverage of the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway I have to wonder where you’ve been. Nevertheless, I really don’t want to get involved in the historical facts

Review: The Essence of Emergency Medicine

It was  a long day. After getting home from a late shift the night before, I was up at 4 to catch my 0530 train, and toddled off down to London. What, you may ask could be

It’s Good to Talk – Debrief in the Emergency Department

There is so much I could write about the role and value of our own humanity in the Emergency Department although much of it has been said before by people far wiser than me. But

Need Inspiration? Look No Further than Joe Lex at St Emlyn’s

The St Emlyn’s Blog team are delighted (and excited!) to invite you to join us for an evening of dinner, drinks and inspiration with the utterly marvellous Joe Lex. To attend, email stemlynsevents@gmail.com Joe Lex

What’s in a name? Romeo and Juliet at St.Emlyn’s

Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Here at St.Emlyn’s we are interested in lots of things.

An Easter Message: Let’s Talk About Dying & Palliative Care

I believe I can be a better doctor. It was very early in my student life when someone very wise pointed out to me that doctors don’t save lives – we merely prolong death. Death

Paediatric Arrest: But What About the Parents?

“Standby call please: 19 month old male, cardiac arrest…”   They are the words I half expect whenever the red phone rings between 6 and 7am, words which strike both fear and dread into the

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work?

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work? In the previous post in this series around diagnostics we have looked at how the performance of most

PACE with @HarrisCPD

        Just a quick blog post today with a link out to a great #FOAMing pre-hospital paramedic. It was a delight to share thoughts on graded assertiveness with Matthew. We  looked at

Testing, Testing… Making Feedback More Than Just Noise

When I give training workshops for the student charity Medsin one of my favourite sessions is conflict resolution. Don’t get me wrong – I am no more capable of giving a solution for world peace in

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