Second series of Professionalism Matters podcast to focus on unprofessional behaviours, empathy, advocacy and burnout

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Denis Harkin

RCSI’s Centre for Professionalism in Medicine and Health Sciences has launched the second series of its Professionalism Matters podcast. The series will take a deep dive into the complex topic of professionalism, which is at the core of the patient-clinician relationship and fundamental for patient safety and the delivery of highest-quality healthcare.

The podcast reflects RCSI's commitment to advancing medical professionalism, to benefit patients through research, education and the enhancement of clinical practice. 

Professionalism Matters is aimed at illuminating some of the more challenging issues in professionalism including unprofessional behaviours, empathy, advocacy and burnout.

In the first episode in this series, Professor Denis Harkin speaks with Professor Eva Doherty, Director of Human Factors in Patient Safety, RCSI. 

Later in the series, we discuss topics such as coaching for wellbeing, workplace bullying in healthcare, death, dying and bereavement and workplace leadership in healthcare. 

Professionalism Matters is available on the RCSI website and all podcast streaming platforms. Episodes will go live each Wednesday from 6 March to 3 April, featuring: