Podcasts

Podcast – Teaching Performance Optimisation in the Healthcare setting – Some practical Tips

By Una Harrington, Shahina Braganza and Jason Brooks In this episode Una and Shahina interview Dr Jason Brooks of Phenomenal Docs about the challenges of teaching performance optimisation in a healthcare setting. Jason is a performance coach who has done extensive coaching and consulting with physicians and understands the performance challenges of the profession - and how… Continue reading Podcast – Teaching Performance Optimisation in the Healthcare setting – Some practical Tips

Trainee perspectives, Wellness - individual

The Alternative Path to Fellowship

By Ben Cohen “I’m finding this very difficult!” I find myself saying in broken Spanish, sitting cross-legged before the Meditation Master.  These are the first words I’ve uttered in days and they ring loudlyin my ears. My friend sits in the row in front of me, also sternly looking at the Master.  We sit on… Continue reading The Alternative Path to Fellowship

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual, Wellness - organisational

WRaP EM WRaP Up ACEM Winter Symposium – Te Wero – The Challenge

By Melanie Rule and Bethany Boulton If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that a career in Emergency Medicine is full of challenges. So, Te Wero, the challenge, was an apt theme for the ACEM Winter Symposium in Rotorua this week. Did our New Zealand brothers and sisters rise to the challenge? They… Continue reading WRaP EM WRaP Up ACEM Winter Symposium – Te Wero – The Challenge

Patient perspective, Trainee perspectives

A diabetes diagnosis – defining a new normal

By Josh Lock What would you do if you started to show symptoms almost pathognomonic of a disease? The typical ‘Aussie male’ response is to ignore it and hope that it just goes away. This was the position I found myself in almost 18 months ago. I had recently become a first time Dad and… Continue reading A diabetes diagnosis – defining a new normal

Professionalism and performance, Trainee perspectives

Transitioning from resident to registrar in the ED – 6 top tips – By Claire Mitchell

    There is no such thing as a perfect transition from resident to registrar. It is one of the scariest big jumps on the escalator (or treadmill) of medical career progression; a sudden leap in responsibility in which some thrive, and some flounder. Here are my 6 top tips to make it easier. Be… Continue reading Transitioning from resident to registrar in the ED – 6 top tips – By Claire Mitchell

Wellness - individual

Wellness Week – Love is a battlefield – By Anna Ballantyne

  'I want to work in emergency to have a rest’ … said no one ever. I have heard the opposite said though, and I’m ok with that. Let’s face it: emergency nursing is hard work, it’s demanding and has been somewhat accurately referred to as a battlefield. This may seem counterintuitive when talking about wellness;… Continue reading Wellness Week – Love is a battlefield – By Anna Ballantyne

Professionalism and performance

Wellness week – Emergency Physician performance over a career span

Performance as told by a mid career (not old) emergency physician     Disclaimer - Maths and physiological concepts prerequisite to interpret this blog. Context: In considering performance whether on my own or in discussion with colleagues, I use a personal model that helps me visualize my perspective. Note there are seven discrete possibilities of… Continue reading Wellness week – Emergency Physician performance over a career span