Returning to work after a period of absence, either by choice or circumstance, can be daunting, but there are ways to make it easier, experts tell Abi Rimmer Ask for what you need Lucy Henshall, GP and founder of Welcome Back to Work (www.welcomebacktowork.co.uk), says, “It could be made so much easier to return to […]
Can you introduce yourself and tell me about your current role? My name is Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee. I am a portfolio GP, which means that I have a few part time roles and wear different hats. Essentially, I have roles in clinical medicine, leadership, advocacy and medical education. One of my roles is as […]
The wellbeing of our teams is more important than ever. Abi Rimmer asks experts how we can boost our colleagues’ morale
Qualitative studies of the relationship between acquired invisible disability (AcqID) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) are scant, especially in the context of healthcare professionals. This study aimed to explore in-depth accounts of the lived experience of PTG in doctors with AcqID aris-ing from physical illness with cognitive dysfunction.
This pandemic has seen each of us needing to adapt to new ways of living working. What was familiar, in our personal and professional lives, has changed almost overnight. Doctors, of course, are adept to change (after all we have to change jobs, rotas, teams, IT systems, and much more throughout our training), but this level of change is unprecedented and unwanted. Doctors are also used to certainty and to have answers readily to hand.
From a point of despair, I have grown learning how to harness my wellbeing in a manner that is right for me. By focusing on important dimensions in my life, I embrace the person I was meant to be, the person I was taught to be, and supported to be. A human, a mother, a doctor, and all the other identities wrapped up, living my best life in embracing all facets of my blended multi-cultural self.