INDIVIDUAL PATIENT VS WIDER SOCIETY

A doctor has a duty to the public alongside their duty to their patient. The term ‘wider society’ can refer to the local community or the public at a national level depending on the impact that any given action taken by a doctor will have. Advertisements

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LOOKING AFTER A BABY… 👶

Today during my volunteering I was assigned a baby to take care of whose parents weren’t here yet. I took some toys and engaged the child in play. The baby had a nasal oxygen pipe as well as a foodpipe which brought back memories of my brother who had the same. My experience with my…

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DIABETIC CLINIC

Venue: Caritas Group Practice Today I sat with the practice nurse in the diabetic clinic. I learnt about the regular checkups that patients must attend in order to mange and control their diabetes including eye checks and foot checks. I also watched her break the diagnosis to a patient that they now have diabetes. I…

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JOINT INJECTION & WORRIED PARENTS…

Venue: Caritas Group Practice Today was my first day at this GP practice. I observed a patient being given a joint injection and how the doctor explained the risks that the particular treatment could have on him. I also noticed how he explained that the treatment wouldn’t necessarily be successful as only some people respond…

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DAY 6 – PRESENTATIONS & CELEBRATIONS 🏆

Venue: Queen Mary University Today was the last day of the Medicine residential so it involved polishing off our research and presentations ready to actually deliver them. Our group research concluded that E-cigarettes where not necessarily without harm as may have been assumed and should not definitely be used lightly. Our main concern was the…

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DAY 5 – VISITING UCL

Venue: UCL Today’s day was organised for us to spend our day at UCL where we first were placed in a carousel with one session involving medical students teaching us how to take blood pressure, followed by BLS and then the tour of the campus.

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DAY 4 – VISITING IMPERIAL

Venue: Imperial College London Today we went from Queen Mary to Imperial where we spent the day. The first activity planned for us was two medical taster sessions which would allow us to understand and appreciate what sitting in a lecture as a medical student may feel like. The first session was based on the…

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DAY 3 – SPEAKING TO MED STUDENTS

Venue: Queen Mary University PBL Session This morning we were placed in a PBL workshop which was organised by medical students from UCL and Barts Medical School. We had to identify some of the key problems with patient and respect them in our groups before arriving at a diagnosis and then presenting our ideas to…

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DAY 1 – MEETING EVERYBODY! 👋

Venue: Queen Mary University Today was the first day of the Summer School and the day in which everybody arrived from different parts of the country. We were given our rooms and sat in an introductory lecture laying down the ‘dos and don’ts’ if the programme. I managed to also get to know a couple…

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PLAY THERAPY AT HOME ⚽️🎈

Every week, my brother receives a visit from a play therapist. Considering that I had finished college and was at home this week, I decided to sit in on the session and observe the role of the play therapist as part of the wide range of multidisciplinary care my brother receives. It was interesting for…

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CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH

Today I just wanted to write about a particular patient I saw on the children’s ward which opened my eyes to the variety of conditions that can actually affect children and how different members of the team can be involved in creating the diagnoses for these conditions.

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CHECKUPS 

Today I went with my brother to his 6 month check up appointment. It was a children’s ward, so there were toys for him to play with in the waiting room…something which I definitely made sure I got right into! It’s always nice to see a child having fun! He was first called by the…

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