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What might result in the worst outcomes?

Imagine what might lead to the worst outcomes in healthcare. It doesn't actually have to happen but it might help to identify what could go wrong before it ever does. In most cases it will be a

Do you use your powers of observation?

Healthcare professionals and doctors in particular need to be observant. Many, if most are observant because it can make the difference between an early diagnosis and an early demise. I remember

Your greatest value is your ability to solve problems

As a healthcare professional you may face problems that require problem solving at the least and the generation of creative solutions ideally. How do you hone your creativity? The results

Quitting work may be the best thing you can do

  Do you quit work? At least until it's time to be back in the office, clinic, shop or hospital? Are you constantly taking calls and texts from work even on vacation? Recreational travel

What did you expect yesterday?

As you walked through the front doors at work yesterday what were your expectations? Were you hoping: To serve to the best of your ability To learn something new To enjoy good company

Do you see how that happened?

You may face may challenges or have an unexpected outcome following your interaction with your customer, client or patient. As a healthcare professional these are opportunities to reflect on

Is normal too thin?

Try this experiment. If you are tending to overweight ( Body Mass Index (BMI) 25 or over) then try to get to BMI 18.5 -24.9.  If you succeed people will decide you have lost 'too much

What do you notice?

Before making any changes that might improve outcomes where you work you have to notice things that don't look quite right or that hint at a solution. I know someone who notices the tiniest details

Does parking stop doctoring

Imagine you have back pain. Your doctor suggests you need special scan. You have to travel an hour across town to get to the hospital where you have an appointment at 9 am. You take the morning off

Mobile phones aren’t allowed in the operating room.

Before a surgeon gets anywhere near a patient in the operating theatre he must wash his hands, put on a gown and gloves. He then drapes the patient and cleans the skin. As he makes his first incision