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Emotional intelligence guidance for physicians in training

Residency Program Insider, September 23, 2016

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A new program at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom aims to help medical trainees develop into better physicians by being more in touch with their emotions. At a time when emphasis is being put on physician wellness, emotional intelligence—how one perceives his or her own emotions—is vital to the wellbeing of learners. According to Debbie Cohen, MD, OBE, director of student support at the university’s Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research, achieving emotional intelligence requires:
•    Accurate perceptions of emotions
•    Integration of emotions with cognition
•    An understanding of the emotional causes and consequences
•    Management of emotions for personal adjustment

At Cardiff University, trainees are assigned reflection tasks to help build their emotional intelligence. These tasks require them to spend five minutes a day on activities designed to guide them be more aware of how they communicate with colleagues and patients.

Source: AMA Wire



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