Dr. Moussa Ouedraogo Part 1 Intro When the WRaP EM Sunshine Coast ED physicians met Dr. Moussa Ouedraogo, they knew his story was one we needed to share. In fact, the Blog Bio is normally a short paragraph about the author. But Moussa’s story is one of such profound strength, that this extended Bio. forms… Continue reading The Resilient Human – one man’s journey from Burkina-Faso to Sunshine Coast￼
Vivien Triz – Registered Nurse – Gold Coast University Hospital ED 1. Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? I think I do. If I feel stressed, out, I like to take some time out for myself. 2. What is your experience of how your wellness at work translates into how you do… Continue reading Q & A with Vivien Triz
By Thomas Brough Thomas Brough Around the time of writing this, I was on the cusp of the ACEM fellowship clinical exam, surrounded by practice OSCE stems, motivating phrases on a white board, and self-critical thoughts about neglected relationships. This milieu is a psychologically provocative one and I find myself reflecting on a particular piece… Continue reading Où Allons Nous?
Dr Peter Rizzo - FACEM Due to someone’s lapse in judgement I was asked if I would like to contribute to the Movember WRaP EM blog. I shall pontificate...... “Stop, who would cross the Bridge of Death (and depression) Must answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side he see Ask me the questions… Continue reading Mo-vember WRaP EM blog – Peter Rizzo
Dr Ben Symon What do you do to look after your own health? Specialty training is, in many ways, pretty brutal. It seems like we’ve accidentally designed a system that sacrifices our youth, energy, fertility and relationship-building time in order to learn how to care for our patients. Couple that with raising kids, and you’ve got a… Continue reading Movember WRaP EM Blog- Ben Symon
1. What do you do to look after your own health? Having a spinal cord injury provides some exciting challenges to maintain health. A big thing is eating right, which is probably the same for anyone really. I count calories on most days. I give myself one or two days a week to indulge. We… Continue reading Mo-vember WRaP EM Blog – Dinesh Palipana￼
By John Bonning I have been asked to come up with a piece on men’s health and wellbeing and what I do to stay well. Of course, “wellness” and “wellbeing” are not positive terms to some people – yoga and cupcakes do not suddenly right the ills in the world and these are in fact toxic… Continue reading Movember WRaP EM blog – John Bonning
By Eric Levi 1. What do you do to look after your own health? When I think of health, I think of it in four general domains: physical, mental, social and occupational. All four have to be cultivated, otherwise the balance is lost. I could be the best triathlete in the world (not at all… Continue reading Mo-vember WRaP EM Blog
Nicole Bensink - occupational therapist This October marks the 21st year celebrating World Occupational Therapy Day, a profession that has been around since the early 1900s and one that I have been practicing in for over a decade. Occupational Therapy (OT) in the Emergency Department however, remains an emerging area of OT and so we… Continue reading OT in the ED – one size doesn’t fit all!
Toni-Ann Taylor - Clinical Nurse with Mental Health portfolio - Gold Coast University Hospital ED 1. Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? (Please elaborate) Not always. When on shift I put my team first, making sure they have had their breaks before my own, checking in on them and attending to debriefs, if… Continue reading Q&A with Toni-Ann Taylor