Professional development skills encompass non-clinical attributes that contribute towards career development, research and high-quality clinical practice. Professional bodies such as the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) are placing increasing importance on these skills and they now form part of the RCOG core curriculum, making these skills essential requirements for all junior doctors and newly appointed consultants in today's health service. This book is an in-depth review of professional development skills, illustrated by case-histories from obstetrics and gynaecology. Issues related to human factors - such as communication, situational awareness, decision-making and team-working - will form the basis of the book. Candidates sitting the Membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCOG) examination will gain a better understanding of the principles of professionalism and clinical governance within the specialty. This book is also a useful tool for trainees in their advanced years of training and for newly appointed consultants.
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