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Liz Crowe interviews Justin Morgenstern about curiosity in medicine.

Curiosity is the most important thing that Justin brings to medicine. Why?

This is because he believes that you can’t be a great clinician or educator without first being curious.

Justin believes that the future of medicine is based on asking questions – what if? This is how we learn, challenge ourselves and extend our thought process.

In the critical care environment, when you are under pressure, your brain will often resort to the first solution that comes to mind.

Therefore, being curious helps us double check our decisions. What could I be missing? What else could I be doing?

Crucially, we often forget to ask about the person sitting in front of us. In the busyness of every day work life, we must remember that every patient is an individual. Find out more about their story, it can often change a diagnosis!

Justin reinforces that one or two minutes of curiosity can change an entire management plan.

Curiosity makes you a better practitioner. The question is, are you brave enough to be curious?

From #SMACC, tune in to a conversation with Liz Crowe and Justin Morgenstern on curiosity in medicine.

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Liz Crowe

Justin Morgenstern