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
Dr Amy KwanDirector and Clinical PsychologistBA (Psych) MEd (C.Psych) DPsych (Clin) MAPS 1. MINDCHECK HP provides psychology services for health professionals. How can a psychologist help a health professional in the area of wellness in general? In particular how can it help a performance throughout a health care career? A psychologist can help drive real… Continue reading Caring for the Care Givers – WRaP EM meets Mind Check HP￼
Jessica Young – Principal Medical Education Officer – Gold Coast Health EDs 1. Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? (Please elaborate) I try to. I am a bit prone to busyness and productivity, but am working on this. I try to eat mostly healthy. I try to be mindful throughout my day,… Continue reading Q&A with Jess Young