Trainee perspectives

Managing conflict in the ED – a trainee perspective

By Dr Felicia Cox - ACEM trainee  Let’s be honest, if you work in the emergency department you’re not a stranger to conflict. With patients who present in physical or emotional distress, staff fatigued with erratic sleep cycles and empty stomachs, and a system that can be inflexible… interpersonal conflict in the workplace seems to… Continue reading Managing conflict in the ED – a trainee perspective

Professionalism and performance, Trainee perspectives

Intellectual spoke – trainee perspective – 17/03/2018

By Anna Davenport - Emergency Medicine Trainee The Intellectual Spoke - The Multiple Intelligences of Emergency Medicine Intelligence. It means a lot of different things to different people, vocations and cultures. In medicine, intelligence has historically been thought of as memory recall, the retention of facts so that they can be drawn upon and rapidly applied.… Continue reading Intellectual spoke – trainee perspective – 17/03/2018

Trainee perspectives, Wellness - organisational

Social spoke – trainee perspective

By Sophie Brock - Emergency Medicine Trainee I was unsurprised to learn that recent studies have revealed that almost half of practicing physicians find medical practice very or extremely stressful1 and almost half are in the advanced stages of burnout2. What can we do to ensure that we as individuals do not fall prey to these… Continue reading Social spoke – trainee perspective

Trainee perspectives, Wellness - individual

Emotional spoke – trainee perspective 12/03/2018

By Dan Pitt - Emergency Medicine Trainee Emotional Overload We’ve all been there. The dead of night. Ten names still on the screen, their wait times ticking ever closer to the four-hour mark. Patients or relatives who have been waiting the longest stand, if they can, at their cubicle entrance, staring, eyebrows pulled together, attempting to… Continue reading Emotional spoke – trainee perspective 12/03/2018

Trainee perspectives, Wellness - individual

Occupational spoke – trainee perspective – 11/03/2018

By Matt Klan - Emergency Medicine Trainee   Still better than dentistry – a trainee’s perspective on enjoying ED My first resus shift was about 3 weeks into my ED term, which was my first term as an intern. Around midday, before the evening staff had come to bolster the line, a patient rolled in… Continue reading Occupational spoke – trainee perspective – 11/03/2018