Category: Human factors

Overconfidence in the ED

If you have ever worked as or with a doctor, you’ve probably encountered something called a multi-source feedback form, or a “360 appraisal”. It is part of the process for junior doctors to progress to

An Englishman in South Africa: Robert Lloyd at St.Emlyn’s

The greatest honour of my career thus far is being asked to speak at ICEM 2016 in Cape Town. My talk was titled ‘A UK Trainee’s Lessons From the Western Cape’. This blog post compliments

A Little Respect: Polarised Perspectives in the Emergency Department

The only assumption we, as healthcare professionals, should be making about one another in the workplace setting is that we are each aspiring to provide the very best care for our patients. Is mutual respect too

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The Illusion of Frequency. Baader-Meinhof storm St.Emlyn’s

  Isn’t it strange how the incidence of certain pathologies always seems to increase right after you’ve read up on them? Think about it for a moment. At teaching, someone gives a presentation on aortic

Get the Best from Your Rest – Sleep Hygiene at St Emlyn’s

Sleep is absolutely one of my favourite things in the world. It can also be one of the most elusive. Almost all ED docs, by necessity, work some sort of shift pattern. Given that pretty

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