|Professionalism||Reflective questioning. How do we learn? The difference between the ‘formal and informal’ curriculum. How do we deal with professional challenges? Some examples, and small group work|
|How Doctors think||Appreciative inquiry. Heuristics/ rational thinking. Factors that affect effective thinking. Biases: conscious and unconscious. An exploration of the factors that can influence a doctor’s decision-making ability|
|Witnessing suffering||What is suffering? An exploration of the causes/ consequences (both personal and professional), importantly in this session (although to an extent in every session), we look at the impact that suffering burnout and a lack of self-compassion has on the whole of our lives, not just the medical part)|
Why do doctors make errors? What are typical responses to an error?|
What responses can be detrimental/ what other responses can be more skilful? An exploration of the impact (on the body/ mind and feelings) that errors has, as well as the subsequent impact on performance/ self-confidence.
Alternative ways of handling/ responding to and dealing with medical errors are explored in smoke detail
|Wellbeing and Burnout||
How does burnout differ from depression?|
What are the causes and consequences?
What are the thoughts / feelings and sensations associated with reduced/ reducing performance versus optimum performance?
What are the workplace/ personal factors that contribute to this? What can we put in place to pre-empt and prevent?
|Handling conflict compassionately||
What makes a functional team? Personal attitudes/ beliefs/ attitudes of others? Are there signs that we are ‘heading towards’ conflict? What are these? How do they manifest in the body and the mind?|
How do we communicate this to others? How do we communicate with ourselves? To what extent a conflict with others a manifestation of conflict within us?