Category Archives:Books

The Checklist Manifesto – How to Get Things Right

Checklists have been routinely used to improve safety in aviation since 1937. The building industry uses checklists to ensure major projects run to schedule and are safe. So why don’t we use checklists more in medicine? This is the question asked by the American surgeon and columnist, Atul Gawande, author of ‘Better’, ( where to […]

The Ultimate Time Management Guide for GPs

Apparently, GPs only have use of the same 168 hours per week as everyone else. How unfair! Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner have spent 10 years working with doctors to improve their psychological well-being and sustainability. They have also acted as consultants for a number of medical organisations including the APCC. They tell us that […]

Risky Business

“Math is hard. Let’s Go Shopping!” Barbie Each of our patients has to make decisions about their heath based on their assessment of the risks and benefits of proposed treatments. Will I take this course of tablets? Will I give up smoking? Will I have that operation? To assist patients, doctors provide information about treatment […]