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Letters Team debriefings in healthcare

Team debriefings in healthcare: drawing on the strengths of other professions

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 21 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2527
  1. Charlotte Miles, foundation year 2 doctor1,
  2. Harry Bark, social worker2
  1. 1Wirral, UK
  2. 2Chester, UK
  1. charlotte.miles13{at}

As a foundation doctor and newly qualified social worker, we value Kolbe and colleagues’ recent piece on debriefing in healthcare.1 The article points out that difficult situations often trigger non-specific (or “vague”) debrief needs, which are tackled after proactive requests for debriefing from staff. Such a model places the onus on individuals in the healthcare team to seek support.

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