“I’ve just started my F2 year and I’m really unhappy at work. I struggled through F1 and always felt like it wasn’t what I had been expecting in terms of how disrupted my life would be.
The loss of a loved one is one of the toughest challenges we go through during our lifetime. Balancing the grieving process with working life can feel nearly impossible and sometimes the best course of action is to take some time away from work.
Having responsibility over another’s life (not to mention experience of sleep deprivation) is hardly a new experience for a doctor.
Medicine is not confined to the ward; the call for care can come from the most unexpected places. Taking time off from traditional practice can do so much to renew your respect for your field and provide both a professional and personal challenge.
Though sometimes it seems like both your patients and supervisors forget, doctors also get sick. Indeed, where else are you likelier to get sick than a hospital?
There is no working environment as uniquely stressful as that as a hospital. Though it is well known the NHS as an institution is under strain,