Knowing oneself, managing one’s emotions and the ability to connect with others is essential for leadership, and key to a successful life. These qualities come under the domain of emotional intelligence. Our doctors can be better leaders, more empathetic with their patients, and they can exhibit professionalism if they equip themselves with this essential skill.
The Department of Behavioural Sciences, in collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine, arranged a workshop to train doctors to practice emotional intelligence in their day to day dealings. Dr Waqas Rabbani facilitated this workshop on March 03, 2020, in Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, with Family Physicians and the Department of Medical Education.
This workshop consisted of interactive sessions, during which participants developed an understanding of their emotional quotient, and reflected on the behaviour they show under various emotional circumstances. The workshop helped the participants equip themselves with tools to identify and manage their emotional state. They came to know about their personal strengths and areas which needed improvement, through the activity called, “Meet yourself”.
At the end of the workshop, the participants were appreciative that they learnt new skills to practice in their everyday life to be a professional doctor and a better human being.