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

Podcasts, Uncategorized

Podcast – Bringing your best self to work – some practical tips for the days when bringing your “A game” seems impossible

In this episode Una and Shahina interview Dr Jason Brooks of Phenomenal Docs about the challenge of bringing your "A Game" to work everyday. They discuss some practical tips for the days when you feel like you can only bring your "C or D Game" in to work. Jason is a performance coach who has done… Continue reading Podcast – Bringing your best self to work – some practical tips for the days when bringing your “A game” seems impossible

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