Another month gone so again its time for my monthly reflection to allow me to assess what I have achieved this month and keep me motivated going forward. This month I have:
Over the last few months I have come to realise via the blog and all the books that I have read that I really like getting things organised. I'm may not be great at managing other people to organise a group project or holiday etc, but give me a personal project to break down into its component parts and work through then I am in my element.
This post is really just sharing an idea I saw last year shared on some forums by Mukesh Soni. The aim is to simplify your decision making in the case of a severe medical emergency. As these events are so rare and very stressful it isn't surprising that people regularly forget all their training.
It is often said that "The customer is always right". Particularly early on in their career I feel that this mentality may mean dentists feel under pressure to react to a patient's every whim. Agreeing to do work which they deep down know isn't going to work as well. Either because the treatment modality just isn't suitable in this case, or because they are not experienced enough to do a good job here, or because the patient wants something done quickly when really more time is needed.
Dr Chris Harper