Module 3. Challenging Situations

Objectives for this Module

Exploring the situations which doctors commonly find personally challenging.  Issues which are upsetting, such as child protection and violence. Issues which challenge personal ideas of illness behaviour such as anxiety and addiction.  Situations which are embarrassing such as patient dependency or consultations with explicit sexual content.


January 9th (2019)  Complete Consultation


January 16th   Dementia and Loss of Autonomy

How to diagnose, when to refer, how to intensively treat and managing the family. Advanced Directives and ethical issues. This sessions is being run in conjuction with

members of the local mental health team.


January 23rd    Palliative Care

Managing patients with end of life conditions. What local resources are available, how can patients and families best be supported. How to ensure patients die in a place of their choosing, comfortably and with dignity. With MacMillan nurses.


January 30th    Child Protection


February 6th  PRIME PART 1

First of a two part course on basic teaching skills to enable you to supervise medical students in practice after qualification.


February 13th  CSA Break


February 20th HALF TERM


February 27th  CSA BREAK