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Looking after medically trained patients

Looking after medically trained patients. Dr Kate Granger ST5 Elderly Medicine, Pinderfields Hospital GP ST Conference 12 th July 2012. About Me…. Introductions. Some questions…. When was the last time you consulted a doctor? Has anyone ever been admitted to hospital?

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Looking after medically trained patients

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  1. Looking after medically trained patients Dr Kate Granger ST5 Elderly Medicine, Pinderfields Hospital GP ST Conference 12th July 2012

  2. About Me…. Introductions

  3. Some questions… When was the last time you consulted a doctor? Has anyone ever been admitted to hospital? Has anyone ever looked after a doctor patient before?

  4. Aims and Objectives To consider the differences between medical and non medical patients and the implications of these for practice To examine the concept of Professional Courtesy To discuss breaking bad news to doctor patients

  5. Task 1 Think about being a patient yourself. What are you most afraid of?

  6. To me being a patient is… Embarrassing Undignified Frightening Stressful Time consuming Isolating

  7. Task 2 • What are the differences between ‘doctor’ patients and ‘normal’ patients? • Good aspects • Not so good aspects

  8. My thoughts on differences Knowledge Previous experiences Expectations Contacts

  9. Professional courtesy “…encompasses privileges given to doctors over and above the usual courtesies given to patients who are not colleagues”

  10. Task 3 Can you think of examples of Professional Courtesy from other walks of life?

  11. Some history • Dates back to Hippocrates • Tradition amongst Physicians not to charge each other for treatment • Embedded in the AMA ethical code 1847 • Still exists to some extent in the US • Purpose: • To discourage doctors from treating themselves and family members • To foster bonds between Physicians

  12. In the UK… We do not pay upfront for our healthcare so less clear cut Asking someone you know? Seeing the best person available? Receiving preferential treatment? Shorter waiting times? Convenient appointments?

  13. A vote… Should Professional Courtesy exist?

  14. My experience of Prof Courtesy No locum doctors Always reviewed by a Registrar or Consultant on a weekend Expedited investigations Information

  15. Breaking bad news • A very personal example…. • I am alone • I am in pain • An SHO I have never met • Tells me I have metastatic cancer out of the blue

  16. Task 4 • Think of an example of when you have received bad news (not necessarily medical). • What made it easier/more difficult to hear?

  17. Getting it right… Right person Right setting/environment Right level Right aftercare

  18. Task 5 Is it easier or more difficult to break bad news to a ‘doctor’ patient? Why?

  19. Breaking bad news to doctors • Sometimes we forget the ‘rule book’ when dealing with other members of our profession • Why? • Assume they already know what’s going on? • Assume they can handle bad news better than lay patients? • We are just flustered and therefore our general communication skills suffer?

  20. Questions?

  21. Summary Unique group of patients Can be challenging professionally Do not assume knowledge, but equally do not patronise – a tricky balancing act Do not forget the ‘communication rule book’

  22. Shameless self-promotion… www.theothersidestory.co.uk

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