Gut Instinct in Healthcare: “I just feel something isn’t right”

“I really feel something is just not right”. “My gut instinct is telling me something is seriously wrong” I have spoken about reassurance and concern before, but I want to reiterate just how important this topic is. Reassuring patients at the first point of care, could potentially not just save lives, it could also save money, time and resources.  The purpose of this very personal post is that I really want to demonstrate that feelings and concerns a patient or carer may have, when communicated to health professionals and subsequently acted on accordingly, could really impact on a patients short and long term outcomes. My PersonalRead More…

Reassurance – Often written, rarely verbalised.

As I came in from another long day at work, my three girls (and three dogs, I might add!) all came running at me – just before I got a chance to glance at the post that had arrived that day. After seeing their happy faces and hugging them tightly, I felt so reassured that they were so happy, and that yet another day had gone by where I had gone to work and that they were still okay by the time I got home (don’t get me wrong my babysitter is amazing – it’s just a thing I think allRead More…