Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden DAUK President joins an expert panel about moral injury during COVID-19.
The Doctors’ Association UK Co-Founder Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden writes for Metro on how the NHS has changed over the past 10 years and what the impact has been on doctors. Sammy cites the blame culture, the pension tax, the junior doctor contract as key causes of rock bottom morale. She also warns that doctors maybe suffering from ‘moral injury’.
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: