What are we doing?
Since September Dr Jon Patrick and and Art Psychotherapist Kate Pestell have been training the ED staff in mentalisation.
Why are we doing it?
So as a team I think we are pretty empathetic, this slips the busier and more stressed we get. When it slips we have negative team and patient interactions. The question is can mentalisation help us improve the care we give to our patients and strengthen our team relationships?
How are we doing this?
The one-day training sessions are continuing in to the New Year so if you haven’t had the chance to attend one yet please chat to your line manager.
Jon and Kate are running twice weekly sessions in the ED teaching room from 09:00-10:00 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. These are open to everyone (whether you have been on the one day training or not). They are happy to discuss difficult cases or teach new techniques for mentalisation.
Please join us!
We are very grateful to the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation for funding this project.