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Professionalism and performance

A story about Hope, Justice and Compassion: A parent’s experience in the health system

By Rachel Callander   Foreword by Shahina Braganza Many cities in Australia (including the Gold Coast where I live and work) have signed up with https://charterforcompassion.org/ over the past year.  There is no doubt that paying attention to Compassion in Healthcare enhances the experience not only for patients and their carers, but for healthcare staff. Indeed… Continue reading A story about Hope, Justice and Compassion: A parent’s experience in the health system

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Is this the real life… or is this just fantasy?

Solving the mystery of transitioning from simulation debriefing to clinical event debriefing. By Una Harrington & Melanie Rule As Emergency physicians we need frequent exposure to critically unwell patients in order to hone our resuscitation skills. It is often said that the mark of a good critical care clinician is one who runs towards the… Continue reading Is this the real life… or is this just fantasy?

Wellness - organisational

Do you want to build a snowman? or perhaps, a wellness program? – part 2

for part 1 - click here! Strengths to leverage by Una Harrington Over the last two years at WRaP EM, we have spent many hours trying to distil down what are the key strengths we could leverage to help start wellness programmes in our EDs or perhaps gain momentum around a wellness agenda.  There is… Continue reading Do you want to build a snowman? or perhaps, a wellness program? – part 2

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Do you want to build a snow man? or perhaps a wellness program? – part 1

for part 2 - click here! By Una Harrington and Shahina Braganza Part 1 - Addressing the barriers, the sceptics and creating some boundaries This is not intended to be a recipe taken in toto to translate to other places, but perhaps act as a template around which to frame implementation of a departmental wellness… Continue reading Do you want to build a snow man? or perhaps a wellness program? – part 1

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Compassionate Conversations (CC) #DFTB18

By Una Harrington This morning, I had the pleasure of attending an insightful and inspiring workshop called ‘Compassionate Conversations’ with @FreerMary @SuprPowrBabies @RachelCallander What a session….. Looking forward to more #realtalk, #compassioninaction and #compassionrevolution So, here are 9 things I learned today……… What is compassion? A sensitivity to suffering in self and others with a… Continue reading Compassionate Conversations (CC) #DFTB18

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WRaP EM podcast – mindfulness made practical with Craig Hassad

This is the first official WRaPEM podcast. It was recorded at a Mindfulness Train the Trainer course run by Associate Professor Dr Craig Hassad in Brisbane. Dr Shahina Braganza, Kate Jurd and Dr Ashwini Amaratunga sit down with him afterwards to summarise the pearls from the day. We go over what Mindfulness is and its potential… Continue reading WRaP EM podcast – mindfulness made practical with Craig Hassad

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Why I WraP EM – Charley McNabb

  I have a chronic condition. It’s called imposter syndrome. The only tribe of medicine that has ever extended group membership to me is the eclectic emergency physicians. Even with that, confidence and self-belief are issues that I have had to work on especially during Fellowship training. I had great supervisors, great peers and fantastic… Continue reading Why I WraP EM – Charley McNabb