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Julia Bradbury on Emotionally Challenging Work

Interview series in which broadcasters follow their passions. Julia Bradbury explores the challenges of working in a hospital emergency department with Dr Martin McKechnie.

Julia Bradbury talks to Dr Martin McKechnie, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Vice President of The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, about the challenges of working in an Emergency Department. Every day he is faced with intense mental and emotional situations as part of his working life. So how he does he switch off at the end of the day?
Producer Sarah Blunt.

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15 minutes

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Cruse Bereavement Care provides support after the death of someone close including face to face, telephone, group support, as well as bereavement support for children.
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
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Hopeagain (Cruse for young people) - support for children and young people affected by the death of someone close. 
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