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Wellness - organisational

The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Organisational Wellness

By Dr Sam Bendall and Dr Bethan Richards Dr Sam BendallDr Bethan Richards 1.     What do you think are the top 3 reasons to focus on staff wellbeing in our EDs and Health Services? 1. Firstly, Safety – for staff and patients. From day one in medical school, we are taught that patients must always come… Continue reading The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Organisational Wellness

Wellness - organisational

If it’s Not Yoga, then what is it?

Dr Charlotte Durand - Emergency Registrar Well, wasn't that a year! Though much of Australia has been spared the brunt of the COVID-related awfulness, plenty of our colleagues, particularly in Victoria, have been battling it out with rising cases, high workload and an omnipresent fear of falling ill themselves. As politicians and department heads have… Continue reading If it’s Not Yoga, then what is it?

Wellness - individual

Occupation violence in health care – one nurses’ story of creating change

@wrapemtweet talks with advocacy superstar and nurse Lita Olsson about the tricky and sometime harrowing topic of occupation violence in health care. Here’s her story of creating change in that space @CENAorg @acemonline @qldclinsenate How did you get to where you are – the journey from ED nurse to Occupational Violence Strategy Unit clinical lead? It… Continue reading Occupation violence in health care – one nurses’ story of creating change

Wellness - individual

Q & A with Candice Norris – Army Medical Officer and ACEM trainee

1. What was your evolution into the defence service alongside your emergency medicine training? (which came first ? were they related in any way?)  I have always dreamed of serving and contributing to my country and medicine on a larger scale so enlisting into the Defence Force seemed like a natural transition for me. I… Continue reading Q & A with Candice Norris – Army Medical Officer and ACEM trainee

Wellness - individual

Q&A with Louise Welldon, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Louise Welldon Clinical Nurse ConsultantQEII Hospital Emergency Department 1. Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? I think I’m quite conscious of my personal Wellness these days and knowing how important it is. However, I think it’s an ongoing challenge for me to create and sustain good habits.  I know what I should… Continue reading Q&A with Louise Welldon, Clinical Nurse Consultant

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World Social Worker Day (March 16th) – A social worker’s perspective on wellness

Janice Leaf - ED Social WorkerGold Coast University Hospital By Janice Leaf - ED social worker 1. Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? Some days more than others! I do try to move through my day with a deliberate focus and awareness in the moment, bringing my attention to my feeling state,… Continue reading World Social Worker Day (March 16th) – A social worker’s perspective on wellness

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

By Tracy Churchill - Clinical nurse and founder - Nurse professional advancement Tracy Chuchill Many people think Nurses and Doctors are kind, compassionate and fair to ALL people. After 15 years of working in the emergency department, I believe that this claim of fairness could be a baseless myth. In the healthcare system, we are… Continue reading Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

Professionalism and performance, Technology, Wellness ideas from around the globe

WRaP EM meets CardMedic

Dr Rachael Grimaldi - Senior Anaesthetic Registrar; Co-founder and CEO, CardMedic 1. CardMedic is a multipurpose flexible digital communication tool. It looks to have been created out of a need for clear communication and the ability to connect with our critically unwell patients during COVID. How do you think the programme helps clinicians meet this need?  While on… Continue reading WRaP EM meets CardMedic