If your mother, father, brother or sister was rushed into hospital what kind of doctor or nurse would you want them to see? The answer to that question has been a passion 0f Dr John Geater for many years. So much so in fact that it led him to, with others, set up the organisation PRIME - Partnerships in International Medical Education. In 2006 John received an MBE for his contribution.
Do join John and I as we discuss:
- How the foundation of his relationship with God, his wife Jane and family makes everything else possible.
- The importance of the values of integrity, compassion, altruism, excellence, continuous self-improvement and teamwork in underpinning all medical training.
- The question John likes to ask his students of "Is it right to smile at a patient?" and the responses he gets.
- Understanding the mind-body-spirit connection of human beings
- Seeing God at the intersection of science and humanity.
- How losing the humanity of our patients is so often a root of burnout and cynicism in the medical profession around the world.
- Understanding the person of Jesus as healer.
- How a lack of connection with others is one of the biggest predictors of mental health problems.
- Unpacking the Hebrew concept of 'shalom' to understand complete flourishing in body, mind and spirit and relationships.
- The legacy of PRIME to "inspire those who inspire others who go onto inspire others alongside developing their medical skills."
You may also find of interest:
The Royal College of Physicians Report Doctors in Society: Medical Professionalism In A Changing World that emphasises the importance of professional values to all medical training.
To find out more about PRIME click here.