Wednesday, 4 October 2017

ST1 Group work

In the first half of our small group session today, along with our facilitator Lorraine, we had a wide-ranging discussion about managing issues surrounding signing patients off sick, and the patient’s expectations regarding this, especially from a long term plan point of view.

This kind of discussion obviously provokes lots of thoughts and opinions from all group members, which highlighted how our own views and attitudes towards sick leave, benefits and entitlements play a role in shaping how we deal with such patients.

The conversation developed into a broader discussion about the changing attitudes of people across generations, in how taking responsibility and ownership of illness is changing with alterations in perceptions of life as a whole, with more focus on perfection; likely exacerbated by modern lifestyle and social media. 

Dr Mike Anthony, GPST1, Albyn Medical Group, Aberdeen

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