Wellness ideas from around the globe

From the Middle East to the Gold Coast

Around the World…. Foreword by Dr Una Harrington Over the past year, there has been an increasing conversation about the value of diversity in our Critical Care workplaces. Emergency Medicine attracts a wonderfully diverse multicultural group of trainees and FACEMs. In fact, according to ACEM, just over 40 % of both ED Trainees and FACEMs… Continue reading From the Middle East to the Gold Coast

Wellness - individual

How I became a Better Doctor – My Personal Wellness plan

by Melanie Rule Wellness has become a key topic for discussion amongst the healthcare professions in recent years. It is heartening to see that after many years of silence, wellness of healthcare staff is being discussed on social media, conference programs, and every day in the workplace. It seems to have become a buzzword for… Continue reading How I became a Better Doctor – My Personal Wellness plan

Wellness - individual

Daring to lead in medicine (Part 1)

– Bethany Boulton and Charley McNabb She’s the Texan research professor whose TED talk “The Power of Vulnerability” went unexpectedly viral nearly a decade ago. Her other special interest, shame, generally precipitates an uncomfortable rising heat when mentioned in conversation. Furthermore, throughout her research over the last 20 years, she has found - and proven… Continue reading Daring to lead in medicine (Part 1)

Podcasts

Podcast – Effective reflective practice for performance optimisation

Featuring Jason Brooks, performance coach In this episode Una, Shahina and Ash interview Dr Jason Brooks of Phenomenal Docs about the role of effective reflective practice for performance optimisation, and how to approach it. They discuss strategies for reflection, which can be adopted even within the significant time constraints we all face in busy Emergency… Continue reading Podcast – Effective reflective practice for performance optimisation

Professionalism and performance

Lessons from the Stage by Khairil Musa

I was immensely flattered to be contacted by Una Harrington to share some thoughts about my journey in wellness as an Intensive Care Trainee, Dancer and Creative Lead of the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) conference. As with many things in my life memorable experiences happen mostly by accident and my foray into the… Continue reading Lessons from the Stage by Khairil Musa

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Incivility hurts

By Dr Ellen Meyns A new day at work.  A new term.  A new clinical year.  The department is buzzing with the nervous energy of a batch of fresh young doctors:  introductions, name badges, talks, tours, expectations.  First cannula, first morphine order, first plaster, first discharge summary.  Proud people will go home tonight and tell… Continue reading Incivility hurts