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Use reflection to see your work as being about people, not tasks

Heavy workloads can make it hard to see patients as individuals. Reflect on the bad moments, accept you are not perfect, and you will find it easier to notice and change how you react.

Heavy workloads can make it hard to see patients as individuals. Reflect on the bad moments, accept you are not perfect, and you will find it easier to notice and change how you react

Since the introduction of the revalidation process last year, greater emphasis has been placed on what you can learn by reflecting on your practice. The idea is not just to complete the necessary paperwork to retain your registration, but to engage in a process of continuous enquiry so that you can identify potential changes, improvements or knowledge gaps.

Sometimes the greatest learning comes from everyday experiences.

More than a to-do list

Sarah works on an acute medical unit which, like most wards across the country, is always full. Recently, when Sarah walked into her allocated bay one morning, she found herself only able to see

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