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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

Professionalism and performance, Trainee perspectives

Transitioning from resident to registrar in the ED – 6 top tips – By Claire Mitchell

    There is no such thing as a perfect transition from resident to registrar. It is one of the scariest big jumps on the escalator (or treadmill) of medical career progression; a sudden leap in responsibility in which some thrive, and some flounder. Here are my 6 top tips to make it easier. Be… Continue reading Transitioning from resident to registrar in the ED – 6 top tips – By Claire Mitchell

Wellness - individual

Wellness Week – Love is a battlefield – By Anna Ballantyne

  'I want to work in emergency to have a rest’ … said no one ever. I have heard the opposite said though, and I’m ok with that. Let’s face it: emergency nursing is hard work, it’s demanding and has been somewhat accurately referred to as a battlefield. This may seem counterintuitive when talking about wellness;… Continue reading Wellness Week – Love is a battlefield – By Anna Ballantyne

Professionalism and performance

Wellness week – Emergency Physician performance over a career span

Performance as told by a mid career (not old) emergency physician     Disclaimer - Maths and physiological concepts prerequisite to interpret this blog. Context: In considering performance whether on my own or in discussion with colleagues, I use a personal model that helps me visualize my perspective. Note there are seven discrete possibilities of… Continue reading Wellness week – Emergency Physician performance over a career span

Wellness - individual

Wellness week – The Perfect ED – A Nursing Perspective by Katie East, GCH

  I walk from the car park and wait at the traffic lights.  I close my eyes and I bask in that moment of pure sunlight, the warmth of it on my skin, the cool breeze over my face and the peace and tranquillity of that moment.  No beeping of machines, no crying, no one… Continue reading Wellness week – The Perfect ED – A Nursing Perspective by Katie East, GCH

Wellness - organisational

Wellness Week – Organisational Change in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS)

I’ve had a strong interest in physician wellness for a few years now. I am a self-confessed groupie to the thought leaders on the subject and have been known to travel the globe to meet them and hear them speak. I am in awe of these ordinary physicians achieving extra-ordinary things for their fellow doctors.… Continue reading Wellness Week – Organisational Change in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS)

Podcasts, Wellness - organisational

Wellness Week podcast 2 – Creating organisational change

    This is the 2nd podcast we have recorded for Wellness Week 2019. Dr Una Harrington talks to Dr Alex Markwell and Dr Melanie Rule about how we can approach creating change at an organisational level when it comes to Health care professionals wellbeing. They discuss some practical tips and lessons learned. Creating organisational… Continue reading Wellness Week podcast 2 – Creating organisational change

Trainee perspectives, Wellness - individual

“The Best ED in the World” – Forgive Me -By Dan Pitt

  Forgive me ACEM for I have sinned. It has been four hours since my patient arrived and a breach is inevitable. Oh, and I’ve never confessed before. But I need to now. I need to confess that I have been tempted by another. I have faced seduction by a calmer specialty. By the promise… Continue reading “The Best ED in the World” – Forgive Me -By Dan Pitt