Prof. David Peters interviewed for the Royal College of General Practitioner’s
Professor David Peters, Clinical Director of the Centre for Resilience interviewed for the Royal College of General Practitioner’s Podcast to provide the expert view on Resilience in General Practice
By Professor David Peters 29 February 2016
“General Practice is, in some ways, the most difficult of the medical professions because most of what comes through the door is people in distress for whom we don’t have a biomedical diagnosis who need our humanity, who need, dare I say it, our compassion. Or at least our willingness to hear them without holding it back behind emotional armour. To do a good job in general practice you have to be somewhat emotionally available but, of course, in making yourself emotionally available you need a way to regulate yourself.”
And with Professor David Peters, Clinical Director of the Centre for Resilience, University of Westminster (a former GP) and Dr Alex Rodrigues Da Costa, a paediatric registrar with an interest in endocrinology working in the HEKSS deanery and with Queen Mary University of London we discuss clinician resilience in this special edition podcast made in conjunction with the RCGP.