In this podcast recorded at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. Alex Markwell interviews key note speaker Dr Fiona Kerr (http://www.fiona-kerr.com). Fiona is the founder of The NeuroTech Institute (https://www.theneurotechinstitute.com). They discuss how the neuropsychology of health care professionals affects their ability to provide patient care. They discuss factors… Continue reading Podcast – compassion, cognition and complex decision making – with Dr Fiona Kerr
By Dinesh Palipana There is probably some small desire to be a hero in anyone who undertakes medicine as a profession. Over the last three years as a doctor, I've seen colleagues build their careers from internship into a rich variety of clinical and non-clinical pathways. Many of my friends have remained in the… Continue reading Calling all superheroes. Medicine wants you.
By Una Harrington I recently flew from Australia to Ireland and back again with my 4 month old baby in tow. During the 27-hour journey each way, I listened to the in-flight safety briefing 6 times. For the first time, I really thought about the advice to ‘Put on your own oxygen mask first, then… Continue reading Put on your own oxygen mask first. But how?
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
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 Nigeria to Central QLD
By Tania Morris I was fortunate enough to have had the very positive experience of attending the Happiness and its Causes conference recently in Sydney (June 2019). It presented a great mix of the latest research and understanding about the neuroscience of happiness and also how we can look after our health and well-being to… Continue reading Happiness and its causes
by Melanie Rule, Bethany Boulton & Alex Markwell Their lofty goal of turning conferences as we know them on their head was delivered! What a week! WRaP EM members Melanie, Bethany, Allison and Alex were in Hobart this week for the 36th ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting. The theme of this year’s conference was a timely… Continue reading ACEM ASM 2019 WRaP UP
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
By Bethany Boulton and Charley McNabb In part 1 of this blog, we explored the challenge of courage, vulnerability and shame in medicine. Here, we discuss the issue that if there is to be change in medicine, where do we start? Workplace culture could be the perfect place. Culture is defined as the accepted… Continue reading Daring to lead in medicine (Part 2)
– 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)