About this session
Every day, junior doctors deal with the extremes of human existence, as our patients may well be having the best or the worst day of their lives. Discussing the difficult things our patients are going through is an important part of the job but it takes a lot of practice and a little bit of soul-searching.
So how do we soothe sadness, ease embarrassment and calm catastrophe in our day-to-day working lives, whilst looking after ourselves? Join Dr Katy Owen, BSMS alumna and current GP trainee, to explore how we use language and communication in the difficult conversations we must have with our patients.
This talk will (unsurprisingly) cover some difficult topics including mental health, cancer and death, but promises not to be too depressing. Honest!
This lecture is part of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School's Monthly Lecture Series, designed for secondary school and college students. This lecture series, running from November 2020 through to July 2021, provides a unique opportunity for students to learn more about different aspects of medicine, career pathways, and how to get into medicine.
This talk will be conducted via the Zoom videoconferencing software.
If you have any questions about this event, or the Monthly Lecture Series, please email the Outreach Team via firstname.lastname@example.org
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