Discussion Session 4: Realistic Medicine: Work-Life Balance and Professionalism in Modern Healthcare

Dr Ahmed Z Kazmi MBChB (Hons str)   MRCP   MRCGP   FRACGP   DRCOG   DFSRH   DCH   DGM   Dip Clin Derm (Hons)

Dr Ahmed is a practicing GP and stand up comedian. He will be running a break out session exploring some real life dilemmas that affect health care practitioners in trying to balance home and work life. He will also look at some thought provoking case studies of where professionalism may impact our personal life and social interactions. The break out group will look at practical ways of dealing with high stress work, avoiding burn out as well as debate issues of how much our professional duties should colour our life choices. Clinical scenarios will be reflected on in the context of GMC guidelines on social media use and maintaining professional boundaries (how do health care practitioners feel about these guidelines).