What would you do if you were asked to perform a task in which you felt out of your depth?

Imagine this situation: you're a foundation year doctor working on a surgical unit. Your registrar asks you to perform a task, but you don't feel you have enough knowledge to take this on just yet.

How would you respond?

In this video, MDU Head of Advisory Services, Dr Caroline Fryar talks us through a scenario involving patient consent.

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