The Art of General Practice is a short text written by an experienced GP and GP trainer. It is a book which will help focus the mind of the reader (GPs of all decriptions: young GPs, returners to general practice and even jaded GPs) on what it means to be a GP. Too often general practice focuses on guidelines, ever-changing targets, incentives or the academic side of medicine and the art and craft of being a GP is forgotten.
This book aims to redress the balance; it helps the reader refocus on the emotional intelligence needed to be a great GP. The book consists of a number of short chapters so the busy GP can dip in and out of it as time allows; each chapter helps the reader re-centre on the core skills and techniques needed to be a great GP, and the benefits these skills will bring to both GPs and patients alike.
There is almost no medicine in this book; it is a book of life experiences, anecdotes and suggestions all aimed to help you survive the increasing pressures of general practice and make your life as a GP more interesting and less stressful.
Monday, 16 April 2018
The Art of General Practice
So my wee book, The Art of General Practice on soft skills for GPs is finally published today. The publishers bumpf on the back is mostly true!
No, not that side! But thank God got through surgery ok yesterday. And thanks to all for love support and prayer.
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