Posted September 08, 2018 04:13:53 A Queensland primary care doctor is teaching his patients to be better doctors, after learning from their own mistakes.
“You’re always in the moment, you’re always trying to learn from your mistakes,” Dr Brian Maclean said.
“I can’t speak for other doctors, but I’m very grateful that they’ve been taught the value of patient education.”
Dr Maclean is a medical student in the Queensland School of Medical Education.
He is currently working as a primary care practising obstetrician-gynecologist.
“This has been an incredible journey for me as a young doctor,” he said.
Dr Macleans videos are about how to become a better doctor.
In one video, he instructs a young woman who is about to have her second child about her options.
She responds with: “I’m going to have my daughter”.
Dr Maclaren then shows her the steps she needs to take to ensure her daughter is healthy.
“That’s not an option, you have to take the baby,” he says.
“If you want to be a good mother, you need to be able to take care of your child.”
In another, he tells a woman about the best advice he could give her.
“It’s a lot of things, it’s not easy, but it’s going to happen.
You just have to go through the whole process of trying to be like your mother, and being able to help people when they need it.”
Dr Macintosh said he had seen a huge benefit in the way the videos had influenced the young people in his care.
“We’re getting more of them into the role,” he told 7.30.
“When they’re in the role of doctor, I think that’s when they really become doctors.”
‘I’m not a surgeon’ Dr Maclasons work in the medical school has helped him to realise that there were things he didn’t know.
“A lot of my patients had to be referred to me for things they had never heard of before, and I had to help them to understand,” he explained.
“My job, and my career, is to be an educator, to be someone who can help people understand the things that they need to know.””
My job, and my career, is to be an educator, to be someone who can help people understand the things that they need to know.”