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I read Dr Partha Kar’s Article with great interest.
For many, the Hippocratic Oath came with a commitment.
As senior medics, in our expectations to help meet service targets and work within budgetary pressures, we must not fail to have oversight of the welfare of the junior workforce especially as it feeds into the narrative illustrated by Dr Kar in regards to fostering recruitment and retention.
Some of the issues as Dr Partha Kar has alluded to may seem “trivial” . But on the other divide are individuals, real persons-hard working junior colleagues who are being hurt by perhaps an uncaring attitude. With consequences-short and long term.
We must not feel that we are hamstrung in providing that pastoral care, support and guidance a junior colleague may require.
As a profession and a workforce we stand a chance of longevity if we would only look after the next generation with kindness and decency.
This has to be considered to be a work in progress.