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This presentation was carried out in the World Preconference for Trainees and Junior GPs in the WONCA World Congress Prague 2013. ...

This presentation was carried out in the World Preconference for Trainees and Junior GPs in the WONCA World Congress Prague 2013.

The presentation has examined how family medicine is changing in the 21st century, in response to new expectations, new models of care and new technologies. And it has examined the ways that family doctors can develop the resilience needed to allow us to adapt to change and continue to provide high quality primary care to our individual patients and our communities as our discipline evolves.

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  • 1. How to be a resilient doctor in the 21st century Care for generations preconference
  • 2. • 21st century global and local health challenges • How to become a resilient doctor and a medical leader • Your legacy – how to use your medical career to make a difference
  • 3. “First, do no harm …” Not only do no harm to our patients It is also about protecting the wellbeing of our families, our colleagues, our environment and ourselves
  • 4. Who is the most famous Czech person ever? • Good King Wenceslaus • Franz Kafka • Antonin Dvorak • Martina Navratilova
  • 5. Vaclav Havel Playwright, poet, dissident, politician, global humanitarian Last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992) First president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003) “The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.”
  • 6. Challenges you will face • Tackling the challenges of inequity: - inequity of access to health care - inequity of outcomes of health care • How do we work to ensure that high quality health care is available to all people in every nation of the world, including those who are disadvantaged and marginalised?
  • 7. How to be a resilient doctor • If we are going to achieve wonderful things with our lives we need to be resilient • Resilience is the ability to remain strong and to grow stronger when facing adversity
  • 8. 6 ways to be a resilient doctor 1. Value strong relationships
  • 9. • Take time every day to nurture healthy relationships with your patients and your colleagues.
  • 10. • “Be caring and curious about your patients’ stories.” – Dr Faith Fitzgerald
  • 11. 6 ways to be a resilient doctor 1. Value strong relationships 2. Make home a sanctuary
  • 12. Time out • Make an appointment with yourself • Time out • to think • and reflect • and rest • and re-energise
  • 13. 6 ways to be a resilient doctor 1. Value strong relationships 2. Make your home a sanctuary 3. Recognise conflict as an opportunity
  • 14. • “Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.” – Gandhi
  • 15. 6 ways to be a resilient doctor 1. Value strong relationships 2. Make your home a sanctuary 3. Recognise conflict as an opportunity 4. Stand up for what is right
  • 16. “To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards out of good men.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
  • 17. 6 ways to be a resilient doctor 1. Value strong relationships 2. Make your home a sanctuary 3. Recognise conflict as an opportunity 4. Stand up for what is right 5. Have your own doctor
  • 18. • “A physician who treats himself (or herself) has a fool for a patient.” – Sir William Osler (1849-1919)
  • 19. 6 ways to be a resilient doctor 1. Value strong relationships 2. Make your home a sanctuary 3. Recognise conflict as an opportunity 4. Stand up for what is right 5. Have your own doctor 6. Create your legacy
  • 20. • “I don’t know what your destiny will be but one thing I do know. • “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
  • 21. Dr Albert Schweitzer Nobel Peace Prize 1952 • “I don’t know what your destiny will be but one thing I do know. • “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
  • 22. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
  • 23. “With great power comes great responsibility”
  • 24. “With great power comes great responsibility” Spiderman
  • 25. Aims 1. Continue to expand the role of family medicine in strengthening primary health care and working towards universal coverage in every country 2. Strengthen our important work with the World Health Organization at global and regional level 3. Expand WONCA’s presence by supporting the development of family medicine in more low- and middle-income countries.
  • 26. AIMS 4. Support our young family medicine leaders, the future of our profession. 5. Celebrate the many achievements of family doctors around the world. 6. Reinforce the role of family medicine in providing high quality primary care to all people in each of our countries, especially those who are marginalised and the most vulnerable.
  • 27. • Each of us has the potential to contribute our own lasting legacy through the examples that we set in the way that we live our lives • Each of us has a set of values and principles which determine how we behave as ethical medical practitioners • In creating our legacy we can also discover ways to build our resilience
  • 28. It is amazing where your medical career can take you Things I didn’t know 30 years ago
  • 29. 5 ways to make a difference in the impact of your career 1. Identify the qualities you admire in your role models, mentors and colleagues and adopt them as your own.
  • 30. 5 ways to make a difference in the impact of your career 2. Uphold your integrity in everything you do.
  • 31. 5 ways to make a difference in the impact of your career 3. Develop goals for all aspects of your life - your spiritual life - your physical and mental health - your career - your relationships with other people, especially those who love you and provide you with support.
  • 32. 5 ways to make a difference in the impact of your career 4. Provide support to your colleagues – the people who work alongside you every day and who share your commitment to delivering the highest possible quality care to the people who trust you for their health care and advice.
  • 33. 5 ways to make a difference in the impact of your career 5. Find the meaning and the purpose in your everyday work - and discover and then rediscover every day of your life the joy and the privilege of being a doctor.