Day 27: Record some rights

Which is harder? Writing down the bad stuff you’ve done, or the good ones? Yesterday you wrote about the things that you could have done to improve your game. The wrongs that could have been made better. Today, write down the events in the past week where you have done well. Think about your interactions with your patients, the procedures you’ve done, the jokes you shared with the nurses, the plans you’ve set for your patients, the drugs you chose, the presentations you’ve made, even the clothes you wore. The ability to fairly assess your performance as a doctor is important. In the current context of cynicism and negativity at workplaces, it is always important to be able to assess your own performance and determine how well you are doing. Celebrate the good you’ve done.

4 thoughts on “Day 27: Record some rights

  1. Anonymous

    i just discovered your blog. my mind is utterly blown. please continue writing. I am absolutely thrilled to step into a surgeons’ mind, as i want to pursue this career for me in the future. May i ask, what made you decide (aka what was the breaking point) when you decide surgery is the way to go? ps: God has truly blessed you.

    1. Otorhinolarydoc

      Thanks for leaving a comment. Every specialty in medicine and surgery is brilliant. I grew to love surgery since med school, but toyed with other specialties. In australia we don’t have to streamline too early, hence I managed to try a few things and chose the one I love most. No breaking point. little decisions along the way, and most importantly, the approval of dear wife. It’s a huge call to do surgery. you give away your family. so wife had to agree that it was the best fit for me.

  2. LauraAustralia1 (@LauraAustralia1)

    What a positive post and I can relate to this one as well. As a community and ward pharmacist, I walk away with a smile on my face at times…from the people I have helped, little small things I have helped them to deal with. I think there is more to stating take 1 tablet three times a day to a person. I like to get to know people, my patients, sit and listen to them. God knows, how many times I have hed people cry on me, as they needed to vent. I smile at the times I have made patients laugh,reassured them, made them feel better and hopeful. I enjoy my chats and jokes with the nurses and the doctors at St Vincents hospital….this is what inspires me to work in my profession as well.

    Sincerely, Lara ( aka LauraAustralia1)

    1. Otorhinolarydoc

      well done. our patients need more than just instructions. they need a compassionate touch.

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