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Self-care Training in UK Medical Schools

We recently undertook a survey regarding the attitudes of UK medical schools towards self-care training for medical students. The paper entitled “The Current Status and Attitudes to Self-care Training in UK Medical Schools” was recently published in the Journal of Compassionate Health Care.

The survey revealed some conflicting results, that on the one hand recognised the need for and benefit of self-care training, whilst also not fully recognising the responsibility we have for our own healthcare and the harmful impact of Drs always subjugating their own needs and called for education of medical educators so that they know the true benefit of self-care training. If you are interested to find out more, the paper can be accessed by clicking on the link above or below. I welcome your comments, feedback and any queries you may have regarding the paper or the subject.

Current Status and Attitudes to Self-care Training in UK Medical Schools

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3 Comments

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    Maxine Szramka
    14th February 2017 at 12:34 am

    Great work Eunice!!!

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    Gayle Cue
    14th February 2017 at 6:39 am

    Given the current statistics on burnout and suicide within the medical profession, this research is greatly needed. I’m not in the medical profession but rather on the other side of the desk. When I do have to go to a doctor for medical support, I can assure you that I want and deserve a doctor who knows about self-care as well as patient care. Thanks to soulful doctors such as yourself, I just may get that kind of a doctor!

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    Jane Keep
    17th February 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Brilliant and much needed study Eunice – taking the lid off a topic that has yet to appear on all curriculums not just in medical training but in clinical and other healthcare training (and actually in all vocational training). This opens the door to talking about this. We know lifestyle impacts on our health – there are now many studies that show this. And, health and how we are feeling impacts on our ability to work so, lifestyle factors also impact on the quality of the way we work.

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