ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN PRACTICE

One thing about the Urgent Care Centre is that sometimes it is extremely busy and at other times there’s nothing to do. As a volunteer, there’s only a limited number of roles which I am capable of doing. Some of the time I just play an observational role during my time there. I definitely find…

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I LOVE TALKING TO PATIENTS πŸ—£

The Urgent Care Centre was extremely busy today. Some of the doctors were multitasking and seeing two patients simultaneously. Even after doing this, there was still a problem as all the rooms were soon used up and there wasn’t space for another patient to be seen. I helped to quickly clear some rooms after they…

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THE NEED FOR SPEED πŸƒ

Today I carried out lots of little errands in the Urgent Care Centre. I was involved in various parts of the centre and was able to appreciate the variety of roles Medical staff are expected to complete with competence. For all the weeks I have been here, I have not seen the same doctor twice…

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FIRST TIME IN THE ‘EYE ROOM’ πŸ‘

Today I spent my shift shadowing a doctor who had just finished her foundation training years and was planning on spending this year in the Emergency Department. It was very interesting to experience the delivery of healthcare from the perspective of a doctor who was fairly new to the profession as opposed to somebody more…

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FIRST DAY AT THE URGENT CARE CENTRE πŸ₯

Today I had my first day of volunteering in the Urgent Care Centre. It was quite different and definitely more fast paced than my volunteering at the hospice. My role was to offer drinks to patients being treated by the doctors as well as asking them to fill in some feedback forms. The department sister…

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