Category: The philosophy of EM

Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s

On Thursday 25th April 2013 we were honoured to have Dr. Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s as the first ever Visiting Professor in our virtual hospital.  What a way to start, with the man who has

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

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

Is this what we mean by critical care? Feedback at St.Emlyn’s

  Over the years we’ve been building up a profile of our virtual hospital, St. Emlyn’s.  Here, let’s explore the way we reflect on cases in Emergency Medicine, and take a look at what might go on at a ‘St.

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 3. How often is it acceptable for me to be wrong?

Emergency medicine is a risky business. In this continuing series looking at how we as emergency physicians look at risk we are going to spend a bit of time looking at how we feel about

What’s your NNT? St.Emlyn’s

How would you estimate your personal NNT as an Emergency Physician?

Little white lies in the resus room – St.Emlyn’s

Pre intubation communication in the resus room for major burns patients. Ethics communication and beliefs. Dilemmas in emergency medicine.

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