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Becoming a leader

Finally, let’s return to Brian to find out how we can take on extended roles to help our teams best manage complex or co-morbid patients. We met Brian earlier in …

The SAGE Consultation Model

In this video, Dr Annabelle Machin will introduce the SAGE Consultation Model. This model has 5 steps, which can help us to check whether we have done our expert generalist …

What is knowledge work?

This course focuses on knowledge work. So we have to ask… what exactly is ‘knowledge work’? Does it mean we are like computers, meant to remember all the knowledge we …

The role of the Generalist Gatekeeper

In this video, Dr Annabelle Machin will discuss the role of the generalist gatekeeper. She will introduce how this links with our important role in helping to decide if it …

Harnessing a patient’s creative capacity

Being under constant pressure in our everyday practice, it can be easy to overlook one of the most important resources that we have to manage complex health problems – the …

The Flipped Consultation

In this video, Dr Annabelle Machin will introduce the flipped consultation, a socio-psycho-bio assessment. She will talk about situations when we might consider this alternative approach and how it could …

Moving from diagnosis to explanation

In the previous step we introduced the case of Omar, who has presented with a sensation of something being intermittently stuck at the back of his throat. As pathological causes …

Finding and creating knowledge

Welcome to week 2, tackling not enough knowledge! In this video, Dr Annabelle Machin introduces the aims of week 2 of the WISDOM course, considering how we can find and …

Implementing and learning from change

We have described how generalist clinicians implement and learn from change every time they work with patients to make sense of their condition, and so negotiate a treatment plan. This …

Models of medical practice

Narrative medicine Human beings are first and foremost storytellers. Telling stories is how we make sense of our lives and the world around us. As the philosopher Alistair McIntyre states: …