Breaking Bad News

As a junior doctor, you will have face situations where you have to convey potentially distressing information, whether it is explaining a diagnosis or blood...

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Communicating with Relatives

We commonly find ourselves needing to communicate with the next of kin & relatives. In this article, we cover the general aspects of this. Please...

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Dealing with a complaint

As an FY1, you will receive a complaint. Usually, these are informal, "I'm unhappy with the care delivered" from a relative or the patient. I...

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Although it can be scary to take on a leadership role, it is an essential role of junior doctors and a great opportunity to develop...

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Mental Capacity

Mental Capacity is the ability to make your own decisions at the time at which the decision needs to be made. The mental capacity act...

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Self Harm

The most common place you will see a patient who has self-harmed is in ED, where they have been referred to the psychiatry team but...

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Frequently patients wish to self-discharge from hospitals. This article pertains to adult patients only (18y+) and these patients can be broadly split into three groups:...

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Understanding Types of Homes

Patients may live or be discharged to a wide variety of social care settings and understanding these is important for any foundation doctor. This can...

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