Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden for The Sunday Times: empathy “beaten out” of doctors

Following an article published last week suggesting that doctors need communication skills lesson due to evidence of a loss empathy during training DAUK was asked to respond.

DAUK Co-Founder Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden who has authored a number of research papers on empathy decline in doctors and medical students wrote this letter to the Editor, published today in The Sunday Times:

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Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden for AJEM: Women should not have to prove their non-inferiority

Last year The Doctors’ Association UK Co-Founder Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden raised concerns regarding an article published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine comparing first-pass intubation success of female and male physicians.

In a collaboration with doctors internationally Sammy co-authored a letter to the editor which was published in AJEM this month.

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Season’s Greetings

Many of us will be looking forward to spending time with our friends and families over the festive period. This is a time where we can catch up with people we may not have seen for a while, reminiscing about happy times gone by. Whilst we do this over the next few days, we must spare a thought for the thousands of dedicated NHS staff who will be at work. They’ll be caring for our loved ones, the vulnerable and sick by providing essential care for patients across the country.

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DAUK co-ordinates open letter from 2000 doctors to Boris Johnson ahead of the Queen’s Speech

On the day of the general election results DAUK wrote to Boris Johnson with our key priorities for the NHS. The letter was signed by over 2000 doctors and published in The Daily Mirror. Key demands included funding for the NHS and social care, scrapping of the immigration health surcharge, scrapping the taper and annual allowance to fix the NHS pensions crisis and above inflation pay rises.

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