By Melanie Rule Technology is a wonderful thing. It helps us with so many aspects of our personal and professional lives. We have smart phones, ipads, laptops and fitbits, all of which provide us with instant access to our emails, friends, digital memories, heart rates and step counts. Almost all the information that exists in… Continue reading Out of the Office – Why we should all take a technology holiday.
By Alex Markwell, Bethany Boulton & Melanie Rule We’re writing this from the airport lounge after an amazing week at Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 - On the Edge. Congratulations to the conference organisers who offered a balanced and well curated program of science, humanity and entertainment, which attracted more than… Continue reading ACEM ASM 2018 Thoughts and Reflections – The vibe
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?
Post by Annonymous Foreword: This generous guest blog has been written by an Emergency Physician who, understandably, wishes to keep her identity anonymous. In it, she describes the raw and gritty experience of being diagnosed with a mental illness while fighting to remain functional as a doctor, mother and wife. For her, there has been… Continue reading I think you have depression…
It was me. I’m one of those doctors who did the thing that elicits gasps of shock and sympathy when you tell the story. I missed a diagnosis and a patient died. Not just any patient, but the spouse of one of my work colleagues. It was in my first few years of doctoring… Continue reading Why I WRaP EM – Dr Bethany Boulton