While on my UK medical school elective in California in late Summer 2015 I was able to stay with Neelaysh Vukkadala, a Telluride Scholar I had met at the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety. On an excursion to check out San Francisco I travelled between two iconic buildings, one a prestigious science institute and the other a popular Art Gallery. I connected with a Buddhist monk in a park between these two tourist attracting buildings.
Reflecting on the experience a good few months on has made me appreciate how intertwined our world really is. Religion, Culture, Arts and Science can no longer be compartmentalised. They each contribute to the rich tapestry that forms part of the cocktail that is today’s globalised society.
Thank you to Dr Adam Gwozdz for encouraging me to apply for this unique opportunity that I had forgotten existed until early last year, to all… Continue reading
Having only been at Telluride Experience: #AELPS11 for a day, I hadn’t imagined I would have learned so much. We covered a variety of topics with important patient safety learning points. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here and share the experience with so many motivated individuals keen to be change agents.
I wanted to focus on one of the key moments for me: The Story of Lewis Blackman (http://qsen.org/faculty-resources/videos/the-lewis-blackman-story/). We were very lucky to have Helen Haskell (Lewis Blackman’s Mother) with us and I am so grateful to her for sharing her story. So many issues were raised during the video and I was able to draw many parallels to health care in the UK. For example, the issue of reduced staffing levels on the weekend (see link). The consequences of this can be severe as was found in a study published in… Continue reading