What Surgeons Can Learn from Polar Explorers and Fighter Pilots
- Extra Reading
Trauma surgery, combat flying and polar exploration require professionals to work in risky conditions where error can lead to catastrophe. One key skill is recognising when a situation is getting out of control and finding a ‘place of safety’; another is to learn from mistakes without allowing self-confidence to be destroyed.
This lecture explores how high-risk professionals can share insights relevant to medicine, helping clinicians to develop essential skills.
With Phil Bayman (combat pilot) and Dougal Goodman (polar explorer).
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