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Podcast – Incivility and its impact on our ability to provide good patient care

This podcast was recorded at the ACEM ASM last in November 2019. We delayed the release given we were all focussed on our COVID response. However we felt that now you might want an occasional change of pace from COVID. Mel Rule interviews FACEM Clare Skinner who is the Director of EM at Hornsby Kuring-Gai… Continue reading Podcast – Incivility and its impact on our ability to provide good patient care

Wellness - individual

The email no clinician wants to receive…

“Private and confidential – Notice of a referral to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency” Is there a more terrifying subject heading sitting in your email inbox? Perhaps, but I have (fortunately) yet to encounter it. I was a recipient of such an email, and it was devastating. The details of the case aren’t really… Continue reading The email no clinician wants to receive…

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Podcast – Part 2 of Staff Wellbeing in the COVID-19 era

In this episode we discuss tips for maintaining individual wellbeing in the face of COVID-19, how to support our colleagues overcome the stress and anxiety generated by this pandemic and how to tackle that sense of loss autonomy that we all feel to some degree in the context of this pandemic. Some take home points:… Continue reading Podcast – Part 2 of Staff Wellbeing in the COVID-19 era

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Podcast – A departmental approach to Health Care Worker Wellbeing during COVID-19

In this WRaPEM podcast we have Dr Una Harrington, Dr Melanie Rule, Dr Charlie McNabb and Dr Ashwini Amaratunga discussing: 1. How we can adapt our approach to Health Care Worker Wellbeing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic 2. Ideas for how to approach Health Care Worker Wellbeing at a departmental level in the… Continue reading Podcast – A departmental approach to Health Care Worker Wellbeing during COVID-19

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Podcast – compassion, cognition and complex decision making – with Dr Fiona Kerr

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

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Calling all superheroes. Medicine wants you.

  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.

Wellness ideas from around the globe

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 the Middle East to the Gold Coast