Drummond Crescent, London NW1 1LE – on the ground floor of St Joseph’s flats on Drummond Crescent in Somers Town.
Nearest Tube: Euston is the closest but Kings Cross and Euston Square are nearby
Cost: £15 non-APP members £5 APP members Cash payment will be taken on the door for all tickets.
Drawing on extraordinary case studies and decades of work supporting clinicians, Caroline Elton’s recent book Also Humanpresents a provocative, and deeply humane examination of the modern medical profession, and the current crisis in morale among Doctors. For over twenty years she has listened as doctors have unburdened themselves of the pressures of their jobs. This meeting of the APP will involve Caroline presenting some of the material from the book, and will allow debate and inquiry of the subject by a psychologically informed audience… “A psychoanalytic lens has the potential to clarify some of the problems in the system. Clearly there is serious under-funding – and that can’t be denied. But above and beyond that – I believe that medical culture – by excising the psyche from any consideration of what it takes to be a doctor – adds to the psychological demands of medical work”.
Speaker: Caroline Elton is an Occupational Psychologist who specialises in helping doctors.
Chairperson: Will Brook is a GP and GP trainer in Hackney, and sits on the Primary Care Committee of the APP.