How to avoid losing your temper at work

Apr 13, 2017

“The hospital is a stressful workplace which constantly tests our temperament. Although some doctors seem to possess endless patience, it is fair (and honest) to say that many have, at some point, been unpleasant to deal with at work. This could include a rude reply to the ward nurse who has paged you again with something seemingly trivial, or a passive-aggressive remark to the emergency doctor with a lacklustre admission request.”

onthewards guest blogger, Dr Ken Liu, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist (pictured), shares his practical tips on ways to control your temper at work in a blog post developed recently by onthewards.

View the blog post.

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Health and wellbeing

Avant has a range of information, support and advice on health and wellbeing on our website, tailored for medical students to help you better face the challenges of a career in medicine.

Avant and onthewards partnership

Avant has partnered with onthewards, a free open access medical education website, run by junior doctors, and dedicated to delivering practical, high quality online resources for medical students and junior doctors.

onthewards was developed to address the gap in formal education specifically designed for, and aimed at, junior doctors.

What started as podcasts for junior doctors at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grew into a website that improves the availability of online resources for early career doctors. Avant and onthewards have committed to working closely together to develop risk management content tailored for junior doctors.

Avant sponsors onthewards as part of our strategic partnerships program.

The podcast has been republished with the permission of onthewards. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of Avant. Avant is not responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in the podcast.

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