Every day we make mistakes; we pick up the wrong set of keys from the kitchen drawer, pick up the wrong identical suitcase from the airport carousel, or, in the case of the Oscars, a near identical envelope is given to Warren Beatty who then announces the wrong Best Film winner.
What happens when things go wrong in surgery where the consequences can be much more serious? While attention, quite rightly, focuses on patient need when things go wrong, the aim of this event is to examine how medical professionals can be better supported and trained to cope with these adverse events.
Eminent speakers from around the UK will present the latest research in the area, share insights from their surgical careers and personal experiences and will consider:-
Impact – The personal impact when complications and errors arise in surgery
Resilience – Dealing with stress and maintaining wellbeing
Restoration – what can be done when things go wrong?
While the focus is on surgeons, it is clear that those in other medical professions (e.g. nurses, midwives, GPs) face similar issues in the workplace. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend (attendance is free for BU staff). For further details and to register for the conference please visit www.surgeonwellbeing.co.uk or contact Professor Siné McDougall (firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 61722).