David considers that being healthy whilst locked down is all very well but getting out safely into the countryside spaces can be achieved if five simple rules are followed. This YouTube video captures the essence of how to.
What should you ask from a factsheet? Factsheets should be well written, have few spelling mistakes, be easy to read, laid out well and ideally not photocopied to death. Well presented factsheets mean the clinician cares as much about you as he/she does about the information they offer.
Can we really be sure we’ve imparted all the information needed for informed decision making. The answer is probably not, and that is where books like this become important resources bridging the gap between the knowledge we can practically impart and the additional knowledge patients may be keen to possess before making a decision about their healthcare.’
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How you project your image is important and to do this your message must be clear and focused. In this book the author considers the whole skeleton of talking effectively with the powerful use of personal experience in the form of anecdotes. This handy size book is culled from 40 years of experience in the business.
It may seem a hackneyed expression, but I wish that I had had this book whilst at college. For a student, or someone with a passion for skin, this book is a must for the podo-dermatologist, if not, dare I say, all serious podiatrists. We spend our life dealing with skin and so knowledge of the cellular activity is important.
Anecdotes provide a good basis for learning about podiatry from alcohol, halitosis to cellulitis and amputation. In this 40 minute talk David Tollafield provides wide coverage from his 40 years experience.
During the course of my career I have acted as a journal reviewer, editor and author. Many papers have been written with co-authors. A list of my formal list published is included
If we reflect through an experience we must be able to make changes afterwards. There may not be a need to change, or as you review your results glaring holes appear that need a fresh approach. The process is made up of repetitive cycles rather than a single cycle. We should not set aside our actions because there is a constant need to provide the best outcome, best performance and minimise risk and error. This can only come through diligent use of an audit or some other type of review process.
Reflection is about what you observe, what you have learned that works and what does not. It should consider your mistakes which shared can help others. Sure, this is not always easy because you feel embarrassed. That is why I started to write. It is not trumping myself up as Mr Perfect as who can aspire to this status?