Kirsten Strudwick - Physiotherapist By Kirsten Strudwick Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? Yes, before I had learned of the term “wellness” I had always evaluated myself as either being on the front foot or the back foot. Living on the front foot looks like: - life admin being in order -… Continue reading The Front Foot and the Back Foot￼
Foreword by Shahina Braganza During events around RUOK day 2020, WRaPEM founder Úna Harrington contemplated the idea and intention behind RUOK? She pondered the experience of being on the receiving end of the question, and wondered whether the confidence we have developed in asking RUOK is as yet matched by the confidence we have in answering it. WRaPEM’s call to action… Continue reading RUOK: Which is harder – To Ask or Be Asked?￼
By Dr Ashwini Amaratunga This is part 2 of the Wellness Week 2021 podcast on Connection and Belonging. Today I continue the discussion with Charley, Una and Shahina. We discuss how we create this sense of connection and belonging, whose responsibility is it, and what are the barriers to creating it. We hope you have… Continue reading Podcast – Connection and Belonging – Part 2 – what does it mean in our workplaces?
Dr Jane Lemaire By Dr Jane Lemaire Fore word For many years, Dr Jane Lemaire has been a trailblazer in the areas of doctor's health and wellbeing. Dr Lemaire is the epitome of generosity and an inspiration for her peers across the world. She lives the philosophy of providence to all of us who try… Continue reading Being Human – Exploring Humanity in Health Care
Dr John Scott - Emergency Physician Last weekend, two of our senior nurses calmed a terrified patient with life threatening epiglottitis enough to tolerate BIPAP. They completely changed his clinical trajectory. Their ability to rapidly connect with their patient through a sea of fear arguably saved his life. How on earth did they do that?… Continue reading The Triple C of ED by Emergency Physician John Scott
Please click the link below to access the podcast https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/20100452 You can also subscribe to WRaP EM on itunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/wrapem-podcast/id1428141700 By Ashwini Amaratunga, Shahina Braganza, Charley Greentree and Una Harrington This is part 1 of a 2 part podcast series, where I have the pleasure of discussing these concepts with some of the WRaPEM team.… Continue reading Podcast – Connection and Belonging – Part 1 – what does it mean in our workplaces?
By Jo Cole - Paediatric Emergency Physician Our emergency departments are often the 'sticky tape and glue' that hold our hospital acute services together through day and night. When other services’ lights are out and doors are closed, we are relied upon to be there – our lights are always burning and our doors are… Continue reading Holding it together -the sticky tape (connection) and glue (belonging) of our Emergency Departments
Dr Felicia Cox - ACEM trainee It was around 3am on night shift when I decided to take the job. It had been yet another busy shift, with the kind of presentations that make your heart sink. I had missed another family engagement to be here, and I had another supermarket frozen meal in the… Continue reading A better person and a better doctor
Dr Mike Cameron Foreword..... In 2008 I was a Staff Specialist Emergency Physician at a major regional hospital, located between two large cities. In the near decade, I had been there I had seen the demand grow and the resources shrink, as senior doctors left and were not replaced. The ED desperately needed more space… Continue reading Hello. It’s me – your Doctor
By Dr Sam Bendall and Dr Bethan Richards Dr Sam BendallDr Bethan Richards 1. What do you think are the top 3 reasons to focus on staff wellbeing in our EDs and Health Services? 1. Firstly, Safety – for staff and patients. From day one in medical school, we are taught that patients must always come… Continue reading The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Organisational Wellness